Oxford Space Systems (OSS), a British startup that builds deployable space antennas and structures, has landed £6.7 million in funding from IQ Capital, Longwall Ventures, Foresight Williams, Midven, and Wren Capital.
Amazon’s Echo speaker knows that you only have to say “Alexa” to wake it up. But technically it can’t tell the difference between two people murmuring in the corner of the room and the sound of radio static. That would take a deeper dive into the building blocks of sound itself.
Today we are announcing the availability of a new security-focused sound profile: speech detection, to hear if someone is talking in the house when no one should be in. Enabled devices can then intelligently respond through alerting consumers or triggering a wide range of actions from connected smart home products. The home’s personal assistant can either disturb the uninvited guest or let the owner know that family are home.
Automation consultancy, GB Innomech, has designed and developed an innovative new test station for Fluidic Analytics – the Cambridge-based protein analysis company – as a labour-saving R & D tool to help process multiple test samples and to ensure product quality.