January 6, 2017

Google acquires Sweden-based Lime Audio

The company will use its features to enhance G Suite apps like Google Hangouts and Chromebox for Meetings

Google has announced that it has acquired Limes Audio, a 10-year-old Swedish company, known to be working in the area of speech enhancement to improve the audio conferencing experience.

Google says that the team behind Limes Audio builds technology that makes voice communication systems sound better, so customers can have a smooth calling experience. As more and more businesses adopt Google’s video conferencing solutions such as Chromebox for Meetings and Google Hangouts, Google says that it is critical for them to provide a great audio experience.

In a blog post, Google said:

With G Suite customers now relying on video communications for their day-to-day meetings, it’s more important than ever to ensure low-cost, high-quality audio.

Google explained that one of the biggest challenges to a video meeting is the audio quality. Additionally, a poor Internet connection can hamper voice quality in video conference calls. Limes Audio has been building solutions that remove the distracting noise, distortion and echoes that can affect online video and telephony meetings, improving the overall online conference experience.

Limes Audio said in a statement:

We are now very excited to join Google, where we will pursue objectives in line with our passion and continue to work towards all voice conversations sounding equally loud and clear, regardless of the distance or environment.

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