Meridian One Consulting provides design, development and management consultancy
for real-time software and digital signal processing solutions for speech,
audio and general applications. Meridian One can also assist you in answering other
questions, for instance about potential markets, the product itself, its delivery system,
quality control and related strategic issues for your business.
Meridian One has helped its clients find answers to these questions and put the solutions
Meridian One successfully completed a study for
Intrasonics ltd of Cambridge to investigate the
response of speech codecs in 3G mobile phones subjected to audio signals carrying hidden-data
for audio watermarking and other applications. Test systems were developed in MATLAB and
novel and existing hidden-data techniques were evaluated with the aim of extracting
hidden-data from the codec bit-stream.
Meridian One recommended the approach and best way forward for the client resulting in a
patent application, (publication number: WO 2008/145994 A1).
Meridian One successfully completed a series of projects for one of the major US Automotive
OEMs to develop software for in-car control of text-to-speech (TTS) in driver menu presentation
and selection applications. The client was engaged in an evaluation of speech feedback for the
presentation of secondary driver information in the in-car environment. Meridian One was
chosen to develop the software for the control of
TTS Plus and other TTS engines used in the evaluation.
In addition to the software design and development, Meridian One provided expertise
in the operation and management of TTS resources and the manipulation of speech synthesis
needed for efficient menu tracking. Meridian One designed the system and developed the software
to allow rapid menu tracking and selection. For instance the design minimises latency
- the delay between user action and the TTS speaking pertinent information. The system also
exploits the fast speech abilities of