Listening in – why audio capture is the secret ingredient to effective surveillance

    Imagine joining an important video conference call where all the microphones were muted. Even though you could read the facial expressions from other attendees and may be able to understand a few words, you’re only getting half of the story. Audio adds rich information to the experience, ensuring that everyone involved is on the same […]

      The smarter future of autonomous retail

      While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment with the technology. Indeed, a small number of businesses have already forged ahead, including Amazon with the expansion of its Amazon Go chain and related app now seeing a […]

        4 ways that audio solutions can contribute to a smarter and safer city

        Discussions around safety and security in smart cities often focus heavily on the visual. This is not unreasonable; cameras are crucially important to any effective security system and with advances in camera technology, they are better than ever. But the value of audio should not be overlooked, and can be used as a valuable complement and even […]

          The role of IP audio and video analytics in modern retail

          As another UK and Irish lock down slowly comes to a conclusion with an impressive vaccine roll-out ably assisted by retailers and the brilliant work by key workers to reduce the threat of Covid-19, the government have given us a glimpse of when and under what restrictions, non-essential brick and mortar retail may open and […]

            How network audio supports retailers – today and tomorrow

            Faced with a challenging retail landscape, providing a superior customer experience is key to attracting shoppers. I’ve seen that retailers can directly influence this by changing different aspects of the store environment, such as the display areas, layouts and adding services. Although often overlooked, audio plays a critical role here; not only in creating the […]

              With a UK threat attack ‘highly likely’, is our national infrastructure at risk?

              Our critical national infrastructure (CNI) underpins the foundation of our modern existence, yet as most of its operation takes place ‘behind the scenes’, it is often so seamless that we hardly notice it’s there. Energy, water supplies, transportation and even logistics are all essential components of our modern world. Disruption, damage to or sabotage of […]