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ArkX Labs Voice Technology Expands Global Distribution and Sales Network

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArkX Laboratories, a leading provider of advanced far-field voice capture and speech recognition technology, has expanded its global distribution and sales network for its production-ready EveryWord™ touchless voice solutions.

"The continued expansion of our network coincides with the growing demand from Fortune 1000 companies, OEMs, and start-ups who want to bring their voice-enabled smart products and devices to market," said ArkX Labs CEO Eric Bauswell. "The EveryWord™ portfolio offers a production-ready path that delivers an unmatched voice experience while mitigating risk, reducing development costs, and accelerating time-to-market."

ArkX Labs global distributors include TOP-electronics, with headquarters in The Netherlands, France, and the United States; Digi-Key Electronics is an authorized full-service distributor of ArkX Voice Solutions through their global online Marketplace; and LENA, a subsidiary of Lestina International Ltd. located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Taiwan, is the authorized distributor in the Asia-Pacific region.

Redtree Solutions, with headquarters in London, UK, and 22 regional sales offices, is the exclusive sales representative in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) marketplace.

Representing ArkX Labs in the San Jose and Silicon Valley region is R2Marketing.

Platinum Associates is the exclusive sales representative in the Southern California region, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

SJ Associates is the exclusive sales representative in the Northeast U.S. marketplace, including Southern New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

ION Associates represents ArkX Labs’ EveryWord™ in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Millennium Alliance Group, located in Ohio, is the exclusive sales representative for ArkX Labs in the Great Lakes areas, including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Tech-Trek Ltd. is the exclusive sales representative in Canada.

Electric Component Sales (ECS) is the exclusive sales representative in the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin trade areas.

Monarch Technical Sales is the exclusive sales rep in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

Empire Technical Associates serves the entire upstate New York market.

Tom Huffman, VP, Channel Sales, added, "We consider our sales and distribution network as key partners for our overall strategy to drive growth as we expand our product offerings throughout this year and beyond. Each offers OEM engineers and developers a reliable resource to access our advanced voice capture solutions and provide first-class customer service."

Featuring Cirrus Logic’s SoundClear™ and FlexArray™ technologies, the portfolio includes the EveryWord™ Audio Front End (AFE) Module, EveryWord™ Voice Module (System-on-Module + AFE), EveryWord ™ Development Kit, and EveryWord ™ Software Stack. ArkX’s production-ready voice capture solutions outperform other existing solutions in far-field voice capture and deliver a far-superior voice experience to consumers by capturing voice commands from three times the standard distance, around corners, in noisy and reflective environments, and without lowering playback volume. Additionally, EveryWord™ technology provides a unique ability to identify and suppress speech from T.V. or other single-point noise sources.

EveryWord™ technology does not require source-ducking for reliable interaction, provides linear, circular, square, triangular, or 3-D mic array geometries, and requires fewer microphones. The technology features ultra-low power battery operation for wake-on-word, and the flexibility for placement of microphones allows for in-wall, ceiling, or dashboard solutions. The 3D mic array (unlike others’ linear beam-forming approach) enables fewer blind spots and increased performance while incorporating fewer redundant microphone arrays for coverage.

All ArkX solutions are Alexa-compatible and meet or exceed all requirements for the Amazon Voice Services (AVS) qualifications. In addition to Alexa, EveryWord™ is compatible with other platforms such as Google, Siri, Cortana, AliGenie, Baidu/Kitt.ai, Tencent, and Sensory. EveryWord™ voice solutions can be customized for a company’s eco-system and applied to various products, including speakers, soundbars, televisions, appliances, voice controllers, and gadgets. The modules can be installed in hubs, ceilings, and in-wall for smart home or office applications.

About ArkX Laboratories

ArkX Laboratories, a joint venture between product development pioneer Surfaceink and consumer electronics manufacturer Ark Electronics USA, brings an exceptional voice experience to the marketplace. The Silicon Valley-based company provides the next generation of advanced, high-performance far-field voice capture solutions, featuring Cirrus Logic and NXP technology, and is Amazon pre-qualified and production-ready. ArkX Labs provides Fortune 1000, OEMs, and start-ups who want their own branded, voice-enabled IoT products and smart devices with the ability to reduce their development time and costs and accelerate their time-to-market while mitigating the risk. For more information, please visit www.arkxlabs.com.

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Bill Kamper