CREOIR APPROVED AS ALEXA VOICE SERVICE SOLUTION PROVIDER

CREOIR APPROVED AS ALEXA VOICE SERVICE SOLUTION PROVIDER

OULU, Finland, August 31, 2018 – Creoir is pleased to announce it is now an Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Solution Provider qualified by Amazon.

Amazon works with select Systems Integrators (SIs) to help commercial device manufacturers bring to market new products with Alexa built-in. The SIs provide hardware modules, software, and services that accelerate the implementation, delivery, and support of products with Alexa built-in.

Creoir offers professional engineering services for end-to-end product development and systems integration of products and applications with Alexa functionality. Furthermore, Creoir’s in-house test facilities are used for far-field voice performance validation and optimization as well as for AVS pre-certification testing.

Creoir’s Far-Field Voice Solution with NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX applications processors and Synaptics’ AudioSmart® Voice DSP enables fast path for prototyping and product development of devices with Alexa built-in. The solution is qualified by Amazon and targeted for professional applications such as industrial control, automotive infotainment, advanced HMI, building automation and high performance connected audio devices.

“We are excited to be an Alexa Voice Service Solutions Provider as it enables us to serve our clients in a more efficient way,” said Pekka Väyrynen, CEO of Creoir. “With our experience on product development, far-field voice technologies and acoustical design we are helping companies create new and exciting products and applications with Alexa built-in.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Creoir to bring device manufacturers a simple way to integrate Alexa into their products,” said Priya Abani, Director of the Alexa Voice Service. “We look forward to seeing customers equip their devices with smart, voice-forward features.”

You can meet Creoir and learn more about their services and solutions at IFA 2018. You can book a meeting by contacting Antti Lilja, COO, Creoir.

 

About Creoir

Creoir is a Finnish technology and engineering company with extensive experience in designing wireless devices, IoT solutions and voice-enabled products. By using the latest voice processing technologies and their in-house test facilities in Oulu, Finland, Creoir helps companies to bring Alexa-enabled products to the market. Creoir offers both technology solutions and turn-key product development services for products with great voice user interface. Find out more at https://www.creoir.com/alexa-voice-service

 

For more information, please contact:

Pekka Väyrynen, CEO
Tel. +358 40 0357849
Email: pekka.vayrynen@creoir.com

Antti Lilja, COO, Sales
Tel. +358 40 579 5208
Email: antti.lilja@creoir.com

OPEN POSITION: Audio/Acoustics Engineer (Oulu, Finland)

We are looking to strengthen our audio team supporting our clients bringing innovative audio and voice-enabled products to market. We would like YOU to join our journey in the voice revolution!

Job description

At Creoir, you will be part of an experienced team who are designing and integrating far-field voice recognition to different products and solutions. Your responsibility is audio/acoustics design and verification in customer projects and in Creoir’s own far-field voice solutions. You will be working closely with our Audio, Mechanics, HW and SW specialists.

We are looking for a person who is passionate to work with audio and is eager to learn more. With us you will learn how to design far-field microphone arrays and what it means to get them work in different kind of noise environments. In addition, as an example, you will get to experience how Amazon Alexa is integrated to products and how the performance is validated.

Requirements

  • You have a B.Eng or M.Sc in a field of electrical engineering / digital signal processing / acoustics / information technology
  • You have done some sort of cool stuff around audio e.g. built own home speakers or car Hi-Fi systems, created audio related SW parts or tweaked audio signal processing for PC or embedded systems
  • You express yourself fluently in English and you have a passion to learn new things

We offer

  • To be part of the voice revolution; work with new and innovative products and learn more about  far-field voice-enabled solutions
  • Nice working atmosphere with experienced and easy-going colleagues
  • Competitive compensation and employee health coverage

 

To apply

If all of the above sounds like a dream job for you, please send your CV and/or link to you LinkedIn profile to pekka.vayrynen(at)creoir.com by 12th of August, 2018. In case you need further information, please contact our CEO Pekka Väyrynen (tel +358 400 357849).

Creoir's Engineering on NTT DOCOMO's Voice-Enabled Bluetooth Speaker

Creoir Expertize on Audio and Acoustics Utilized on NTT DOCOMO’s Far-Field Voice-Enabled Simple Mic Bluetooth Speaker

OULU, Finland – April 5th, 2018. NTT DOCOMO, INC. (“DOCOMO”), Japan’s leading mobile operator, has introduced their far-field voice-enabled product, docomo Simple Mic wireless speaker. The Simple Mic is a Bluetooth speaker which connects via docomo Smartphone or docomo Tablet devices to DOCOMO’s voice agent service utilizing its cloud speech recognition technology. It enables far-field hands-free operation with Japanese voice commands to, for example, make calls, ask for information or enjoy high-fidelity experience when listening to music. The device is equipped with a 1,480 mAh battery and comes with a wireless charging desktop holder.

The development of docomo Simple Mic was made in close co-operation between DOCOMO, Synaptics, Sensory, Vitec Global Electronics and Creoir. “We were delighted to work with such world class companies as DOCOMO, Synaptics and Sensory”, says Pekka Väyrynen, CEO at Creoir. “Our expertise perfecting the speaker’s acoustics design and far-field speech recognition performance for docomo Simple Mic with Synaptics Audiosmart® far-field voice processor was highly appreciated by our customer.”

Docomo Simple Mic will be available throughout Japan at DOCOMO retail stores. Find out more about docomo Simple Mic at https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/docomo_select/simplemic01/index.html

About Creoir

Creoir is a Finnish technology and engineering company with extensive experience in designing wireless devices, IoT solutions and voice-enabled products. By using the latest voice processing technologies available and their in-house far-field audio test facilities, Creoir creates voice-enabled products to its customers. Creoir is located in Oulu, Finland and has sales office in Silicon Valley, California. Find out more at www.creoir.com.

CREOIR ANNOUNCING A FAR-FIELD VOICE SOLUTION AT CES2018

CREOIR ANNOUNCING A FAR-FIELD VOICE SOLUTION AT CES2018

Oulu, Finland, January 4, 2018 – Creoir today announced a Far-Field Voice Solution based on NXP i.MX applications processors and Synaptics AudioSmart® voice DSP aimed for professional applications and high performance connected devices.

Voice has become the most natural interface for interacting with consumer electronics, from wearables and speakers to smart home appliances. With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligent (AI) systems, there is a growing need for advanced industry grade solutions for demanding human machine interface (HMI) applications.

Creoir has developed a professional grade far-field voice solution in co-operation with NXP Semiconductors and Synaptics. The fast and flexible solution supports major AI platforms such as Alexa Voice Services (AVS) and IBM Watson. The design with System-on-Module (SOM) approach enables fast prototyping and straightforward product development of professional applications such as industrial control, automotive infotainment, advanced HMI, building automation and high performance connected audio devices.

NXP’s i.MX applications processors offer the scalability to meet the requirements that are unique to each customer design. The applications processor portfolio ranges from the i.MX 6 series for general purpose applications and i.MX 7 series for low power applications to the new advanced i.MX 8 series which  enable rich interactive high performance multimedia and audio experiences. Furthermore, NXP’s Product Longevity program ensures a stable supply of components minimum of 10 years from product launch. 

Synaptics’ AudioSmart® Voice DSP guarantees superb far-field performance, enabling seamless hands-free voice control of devices from any direction even while music is playing. The advanced voice processing algorithms include Smart Source Pickup (SSP) noise suppression and full-duplex stereo Acoustics Echo Cancellation (AEC). Due to Synaptics’ multiple platforms, the Creoir Far-Field Solution can be configured to support either 2 or 4-microphone arrays depending on the application.

The solution comes with Yocto Linux SW image with AVS client and Android companion app enabling out-of-the-box prototyping for Alexa-enabled applications. In addition, Creoir offers professional engineering services for system integration and product development of voice-enabled products and applications.

Creoir Far-Field Voice Solution is showcased at CES 2018 at NXP Semiconductors Booth, LVCC Central Plaza - CP-25.

About Creoir
Creoir is a Finnish technology and engineering company with extensive experience in designing wireless devices, IoT solutions and voice-enabled products. By using the latest voice processing technologies and their in-house test facilities in Oulu, Finland, Creoir helps companies to bring voice-enabled products to the market. Creoir offers both technology solutions and turn-key product development services for products with great voice user interface. Find out more at www.creoir.com.

For more information, please contact:

Antti Lilja
Tel. +358 40 579 5208
Email: antti.lilja(at)creoir.com
 

Amazon and Creoir collaboration for Alexa-enabled devices

Amazon and Creoir collaboration for Alexa-enabled devices

Creoir is pleased to announce the support of bringing Amazon's Alexa Voice Service (AVS) enabled products to market.

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Creoir combines their in-house audio and acoustics design expertise with Conexant AudioSmart® voice processing technology to offer solutions that work exceptionally well in noisy, real-world environments. Creoir’s reference design has a native implementation of AVS client, which enables rapid prototyping and fast product development cycle for manufacturers.

In addition to reference design, Creoir has a dedicated Far Field test lab used for performance validation and optimization, which is crucial for ensuring high-quality far field voice products. The Creoir lab is also validated for official AVS far field certification measurements. See more about Voice Integration Services and Reference Case for AVS.

Stay tuned for more Alexa product announcements from Creoir!

About Amazon Alexa

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, lets customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice commands. People can use Alexa to play music, get answers to general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Amazon Alexa is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more customers use Alexa, the more she adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. 

Creoir is hiring!

We are looking to strengthen several areas of our product development team and we would like to meet you.  If you know how to “talk” embedded software, hardware, mechanics, audio or RF, it’s time for a real challenge. You may be a seasoned guru but we also welcome fresh talents, including “soon-to-graduate” engineers. 

Contact us if you can picture yourself in one of the roles:

  • Hardware Design Engineer; You know how to design, wake-up and verify HW for wireless devices
  • RF/Antenna Design Engineer; Experience on RF and/or antenna design
  • Audio Design Engineer; You are an experienced designer and/or have personal interest on audio and acoustics (e.g. having built home speakers)
  • Mechanics Design Engineer; You have experience on working in 3D domain for small hand-held and wearable devices
  • Embedded Software Developer; You know how to code to wake-up the HW and peripherals.

Our customers are mainly abroad, so fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required. We develop exciting new products to wide range of global brands and companies. Working with Creoir will give you an excellent viewpoint of the latest technologies and product categories, which will preserve your technology know-how up to date for the future to come.

Creoir is an award-winning product development company based in Oulu, Finland. Our latest public (there are a lot others) references include Marshall London smartphone and MOST container tracking system.

Please send your CV and free-form application to pekka.vayrynen(at)creoir.com no later than 30th of June, 2017. We look forward to hear from you!

Barcelona calling

Creoir is thrilled to be back at MWC Barcelona with the latest insight on mobile, wearables and IoT. Give us a shout at antti.lilja(at)creoir.com in case you have a puzzle to be solved. We are staying at Finland Pavilion, Hall 5 (5F31). See you there!

Meet Creoir at Slush 2016

It's the most exciting time of the year! Slush is bringing again the brightest tech-minds to Helsinki for the week of start-up-frenziness. Creoir does not want to miss a beat, so if you want to catch-up with us, you can reserve a meeting through Slush Matchmaking  or just ping Antti Lilja (+358-40-5795208).

See you at Slush!

Creoir IoT solution a great success in Industryhacks

Creoir team participated in two industryhacks in October 2016. The first one was #hackthefoundry at LeinoCast and the second one #HackTheFactory at Ponsse.

Creoir’s versatile IoT solution and innovation were put into a test in both of these challenges. The key to success was clearly understanding the customer needs and challenges in a real factory environment. After the factory tours and comprehensive analysis, Creoir team was able to find optimal solutions for both of the challenges.

In LeinoCast challenge the team came up with a solution to measure mould's humidity and temperature in order to reduce moulding defects. The competition was tight and Creoir finished on second place in the challenge.   

In Ponsse challenge the Creoir team focused on improving the in-bound material logistics. According to Ponsse jury, the Creoir solution was practical and further improving the material flow to Ponsse. Creoir was awarded with second place in the challenge.

Overall the success in Industryhacks shows that Creoir’s IoT solution has a lot of potential for various use cases and is able to adapt to many different customer specific challenges. We will continue to gain more understanding of customer needs and will further develop our IoT offering.

Thanks for the Industryhack, Leinocast, Ponsse and fellow competitors for excellent atmosphere during the Industryhacks. Great people, great spirit!

If you are interested to learn more about our IoT solutions, please contact us!

Creoir IoT Solutions at Tekniikka 2016 Exhibition in Jyväskylä

Tekniikka 2016 is an exhibition of Automation, Production Technology and Industrial Internet. It is held in Jyväskylä, Finland, on November 1st - 3rd 2016.

We are excited to join the exhibition and show our latest IoT solutions and offerings. If you are interested to hear more, please contact Antti Lilja, antti.lilja (at) creoir.com, +358-40-5795208.

See you in Jyväskylä!

 

IoT solution for Logistics – Creoir announcing partnership with MOST

IoT solution for Logistics – Creoir announcing partnership with MOST

Creoir is excited to announce the partnership with MOST, a Swedish company offering innovative tracking solutions for logistics utilizing the latest IoT-technology available.

The MOST solution is designed to monitor the total supply chain in number of industries. Users of the service will get real-time data on location, temperature, light, humidity and shock over the intuitive MOST Web interface. With the plug-and-play capability to attach an external sensor via USB port on the MOST tracking device, the solution can be further tailored to support various kinds of use cases. The device stores all the measured data during the journey and backups the data to the cloud.

In the year 2020 there will be up to 26 billion things, objects and systems that are communicating via the internet. Creoir and MOST are well prepared to provide services to any company looking for intelligent solutions connected to the internet.

MOST (Swedish Mobile Sensory Technology AB) is a Swedish company specialized in providing innovative tracking solutions for various kinds of industries. The company brings together a group of experienced Swedish entrepreneurs and investors. MOST’s group of investors includes the creators of gaming company King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING).

Creoir is a Finnish product house combining Scandinavian design and vast wireless engineering skills. Creoir designs and develops tailored mobile devices such as smart phones, IoT-solutions, wearables and other wireless products with digital services.

Read more about Creoir product development services, iot solutions and browse through other product development reference cases and case studies!

Creoir attending MWC 2016

Creoir attending MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress is the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, and of course Creoir is present there!

You can meet us in the Finland stand 1E04 in Hall 1. Come and hear the latest and greatest updates on the mobile, wearables and IoT offering from Creoir.

You can book a meeting with Creoir here. See you in Barcelona 22-25 February!