Google announced that it acquired Lime Audio Company which is based in Sweden to enhance the audio quality in Hangouts. The team from the Lime Audio works on technology to boost the audio communications systems for a good experience during video calling.
Back in 2007, Google acquired Swedish Communications Company Marratech for Hangouts and Google Talk. But, there is no word yet on the financial deals as of now. Lime Audio was founded by Christian Schuldt and Fredric Lindstorm in 2007 and there were only 20 members when it was started.
Google said in a blog post:
As more and more businesses adopt our video conferencing solutions, powered by Chromebox for Meetings and Google Hangouts, it’s critical that we provide a great audio experience. 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.
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One of the biggest challenges to a great video meeting is the audio quality. Conference rooms today come in all shapes and sizes and that can provide a challenge for acoustics. 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.
Fredric & Christian, Founders of Limes Audio, on their website, said:
Since Limes Audio was founded in 2007, we have continuously pushed the limits of speech enhancement in our mission to provide the world’s best audio conferencing experience. Over the years, we have developed our technology and craftsmanship, and we are proud to find ourselves in a market leading position for many audio conferencing applications.
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.