Green Hills Team with Clarity to Provide Voice-Capture Solutions

10/20/2004 - Green Hills Software, the leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software development tools, and Clarity Technologies Inc., the leading independent provider of echo cancellation and noise reduction technology, announced that Clarity's next-generation Clear Voice Capture (CVC) technology is now available for use with the INTEGRITY RTOS and velOSity microkernel from Green Hills Software.

For hands-free communications, Clarity's CVC noise and echo suppression software suite provides natural-sounding voice quality in high noise environments such as the continually growing in-car environments.

According to recent Gartner research, by 2012 telematics services will be accessible in more than half of all new vehicle models--of which there are upwards of 50 million produced each year worldwide. Additionally, the increasing regulatory pressure requiring hands-free in cars will further fuel the industry. With all of this growth, the industry still faces one major, indisputable hurdle: the presence of background noise from traffic, wind, engine, radio, rain and passengers.

"Adding the availability of Clarity's CVC technology to the existing technology ecosystem of our INTEGRITY product line is critical for enabling our automotive customers with the best-in-class solutions for their in-car electronic products," said Dan Mender, director of Business Development for INTEGRITY, Green Hills Software. "Clarity's technologies, expertise, focus and services deliver a superior solution for improving the audio quality and performance of voice-based communications required in today's automotive designs."

"Driven by the rapid rate of technology advancement and customer demand, leaders in the automotive industry are turning to Clarity's CVC technology to deliver improved audio quality and performance," said Norman Torrey, vice president of Clarity's Strategic Alliances. "Clarity is excited about expanding its offering to be available for the reliable, scalable and royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS and velOSity microkernel. The combination is a perfect choice for addressing the demanding requirements of the noisy automobile environments."

The INTEGRITY RTOS, certified to POSIX 1003.1 System Interfaces, provides embedded applications with total reliability and absolute security. The INTEGRITY RTOS is securely partitioned, guaranteeing each task the resources it needs to run correctly along with fully protecting the operating system and user tasks from errant and malicious code, including denial of service attacks, hackers, worms and Trojan horses.

The INTEGRITY RTOS is built on Green Hills Software's small and fast velOSity microkernel. Both products share a rich set of device drivers, Board Support Packages and middleware, including, CD-block decoding, Bluetooth, USB, wireless Ethernet, navigation and graphics. The ability to migrate seamlessly between the velOSity microkernel and the INTEGRITY RTOS provides embedded software developers with unprecedented scalability.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, velOSity microkernel, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

About Clarity Technologies and ClarityLabs
Established in 1998, Clarity Technologies Inc. develops and delivers software and services that improve the audio quality and performance of voice-based communication products and systems. Using its expertise and voice extraction technology, Clarity solves voice quality and performance degradation issues for today's complex audio environment, regardless of hardware, audio interface, operating system or speech recognition applications. Clarity has 20 technology patents either awarded or pending, more than 300 years of technical and commercial experience in the digital signal processing field of audio voice communications, and has been recognized by industry influencers like Speech Technology Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Telematics Update and the AVIOS Board at the Speech Developers Conference as delivering superior voice enhancement technology. Additionally, Clarity is the only associate member of the Bluetooth SIG that provides noise and echo cancellation technology.

ClarityLabs is a services division of Clarity Technologies Inc and provides its customers with the ability to evaluate select and integrate speech recognition technology for voice-based applications in addition to providing embedded services and developing an independent and objective voice quality certification process.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills Software logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are registered trademarks. SuperTrace Probe, TimeMachine, velOSity and AdaMULTI are trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc.

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