updated 07:10 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2007
NoiseFree for VOIP
Hoping to capitalize on the growing adoption of VOIP, the NoiseFree VoIP is a new technology algorithm that purportedly cancels background noise on VoIP calls. Now available for user trial, the company claims "near landline" voice quality and says that the service offers a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enhancement in excess of 15dB. The purely software-based solution includes has voice activity detection, fast echo cancellation and supports Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and soft phones. According tto the company, it has been tested and is compatible with Windows XP and Vista.
Currently the beta is available as in a free trial version. The Beta version of the software expires December 31, 2007 and general availability is planned for the fourth quarter of 2007. While not yet finalized, pricing is planned for between $20 and $30, according to company representatives.