BT Conferencing ties up with Dolby to improve audio conference calls

Telecom Lead Europe: BT Conferencing has tied up with Dolby Laboratories to conduct technology trials to make audio conference calls more effective.

The trial seeks to improve business communication by combining Dolby expertise in core signal processing and human psychoacoustic perception with BT’s unified communications capabilities.

BT’s conferencing services with Dolby Voice will improve conferencing experience by creating a spatial audio scene, which allows participants to engage in dynamic, flowing conversations. This approach creates the impression that sounds are coming from unique points in space.

“BT has been a long-time innovator in offering productive conferencing services to our global business customers. Our objective is for all conference call attendees to become productive participants, engaging more naturally in conversation and generating better outcomes from meetings,” said Dave Hobday, managing director, BT Enterprises.

“We hope the trial of Dolby Voice can provide a unique and improved experience for conference call users, which we hope will lead to us deploying it as part of the BT MeetMe service for conferencing customers in due course,” Hobday added.

“Audio conferencing promised a reduction in the need for face-to-face meetings, but when the stakes are high people meet in person to capture important details and express themselves clearly. With Dolby Voice, there’s no longer any need to travel just to hold an effective business meeting,” said Andrew Border, senior director, Voice Business Group, Dolby Laboratories.

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