Far Field Voice Input Technology from HARMAN

Traditionally, electronic devices needed to be operated with physical controls, limiting their utility and user interaction. As the need for modern devices to become more user-friendly grows, so does the need for those devices to be activated and controlled using voice commands.

Introducing Sonique, the Total Voice Solution

HARMAN’s new Sonique Far Field Voice Input Technology enables devices in the Consumer Electronics, IOT, Enterprise, and Robotics segments to clearly capture voice inputs, even in high ambient noise environments. Sonique is scalable, delivering excellent performance without breaking your budget.

Sonique is a total voice solution that includes a customizable microphone array, a suite of voice algorithms to accurately capture voice commands, integration with popular natural voice engines, and low distortion speakers.


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Sonique Voice Solutions for Every Application

Sonique will be initially offered in three configurations to address a wide variety of use-cases in the Consumer Electronics, IOT, Enterprise, and Robotics segments.

Sonique Three-Mic Voice Solution

The Sonique three-mic is a robust solution for a wide variety of home applications. Designed to accurately capture voice inputs at distances up to 6 meters (18 feet), the Sonique three-mic solution can address voice inputs for any type of home hub, whether it’s integrated into a music player, TV set-top box, home router, home security device, thermostat, or home appliance.

Sonique Four-Mic Voice Solution

The Sonique four-mic solution is designed for premium home applications, enterprise applications, and robotics applications. The four-mic configuration is designed for voice inputs at distances up to 8 meters (24 feet).

Sonique Seven-Mic Voice Solution

The Sonique seven-mic solution is designed for high performance applications, mostly for enterprise and robotics. Featuring a suite of high performance algorithms, the seven-mic solution is designed for voice inputs at distances up to 8 meters (24 feet).

Sonique's Flexible Architecture

Sonique offers a very flexible architecture to leverage your existing processors or to add processing, as needed, to maximize performance, while keeping costs well under control. 

Natural Voice Engine Compatibility

There are many natural voice engines emerging into the marketplace. HARMAN can provide full-stack integration with Alexa, Cortana, and Baidu now. We expect to be able to provide integration with other popular voice engines in the near future. 

Over The Air (OTA) Voice Updates

HARMAN also offers OTA update capability for Sonique firmware to ensure that your end-user customers will always enjoy an optimized experience with your voice-enabled device.