SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 3, 2020–

Ark Electronics USA and Surfaceink introduced a Joint Venture to ship production-ready Voice/Audio modules and customized integrations for Fortune 500 corporations, OEMs and start-ups who need their very own branded, voice-enabled IoT merchandise and good expertise gadgets. The new three way partnership, ArkX Laboratories, was finalized on the CES 2020 present in Las Vegas.

“With Ark’s manufacturing expertise and Surfaceink’s experience with advanced audio and voice product development, this joint venture offers OEMS and start-ups a better option in voice performance while reducing development costs and accelerating their time-to-market,” stated Eric Bauswell, CEO of Surfaceink. “In today’s competitive landscape, time-to-market is everything.”

E.J. Constantine, Founder and Chief Executive of Ark Electronics USA, added, “Talking to our customers both here and overseas, the need for a better voice experience in the market is clear. Brands want more control while mitigating the risks and costs of developing their solutions. Our production-ready solutions are designed and manufactured to enable them to do just that.”

ArkX’s superior line of ready-made audio/voice merchandise and growth kits, powered by Cirrus Logic SoundClear® and FlexArray™ expertise, are designed to outperform the market in far-field voice seize to ship a greater voice expertise. The merchandise are Alexa-compatible, meet or exceed all necessities for the Amazon Voice Services (AVS) premium score product {qualifications} and are suitable with different platforms. They might be custom-made for an organization’s eco-system and utilized to a variety of merchandise together with audio system, soundbars, TV’s, home equipment, voice controllers and devices. For good dwelling purposes, the modules might be put in in hubs, ceilings, and in-wall.

Ark Electronics USA and Surfaceink Announce Joint Venture for Advanced Production-Ready Consumer Electronic Voice Solutions

“Our ArkX solutions add a new dimension to far-field voice by analyzing sound in 3D, unlike the 2-dimensional planar view of other technologies, increasing range and precision in capturing voice and suppressing noise,” stated Scott McNeese, Director of Voice Technology at Surfaceink. “Twelve independent AEC’s also make it ideal for soundbars and surround sound solutions.”

Ark Electronics USA is a contract manufacturing and engineering design firm based mostly within the United States and China. The firm serves main shopper electronics, cell communications, automotive, and industrial IoT manufacturers. Their mixed technical experience with agile manufacturing processes permits clients to create unique merchandise and options at scale.

Surfaceink is a pioneering Silicon Valley product design and growth studio that gives full-system and consulting companies for Fortune 500 corporations and startups together with its work on flagship merchandise for world leaders resembling Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Dolby, Fitbit, Google, and Intel. Surfaceink was just lately certified as an Amazon Alexa Consulting & Professional Services Provider (CPS).

ArkX Laboratories is led by executives from each corporations to run day-to-day operations and gross sales. The firm’s places of work are situated in San Jose and Irvine, CA, USA, in addition to Qingdao, China.

Ark Electronics USA and Surfaceink Announce Joint Venture for Advanced Production-Ready Consumer Electronic Voice Solutions

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