VoIP Without the Noise

Updated: April 30, 2009

It's true — you won't lose any business because of one bad call, but if you rely on international calling to pay the bills and use a VoIP service to keep those bills low, poor call quality over time could greatly reduce the credibility of your business. That's why you need a good noise-cancellation application, such as NoiseFree VoIP , for your VoIP service. For the first time, a download is available that suppresses background noise to improve call quality on a variety of VoIP and VoIM systems, such as Google Talk, Skype and Yahoo! Voice — none of which include native noise cancellation or noise-management capability.

Developed to service the rapidly growing VoIP calling platform, NoiseFree VoIP works to keep your business's inexpensive VoIP calls from sounding cheap. Because it works better if users on both ends of the call are running the program, it's not something to keep secret from the people on your business list. First released in late October 2007, NoiseFree VoIP is available at no cost for the rest of the calendar year.

NoiseFree VoIP works on a number different VoIP products, SIP phones, Skype and a number of VoIM clients. Currently it's compatible only with Windows operating systems.

How It Works

The application detects when you open your VoIP client and launches as a window, then operates invisibly — without interfering with your voice program. You can choose whether the program should start with Windows or when you launch a Web browser. After it's up and running, NoiseFree VoIP minimizes to the system tray, where it can be called on if you need to make adjustments.

NoiseFree VoIP's features include a patent-pending noise-cancellation technology that detects and suppresses background noise while enhancing users' speech clarity. The program also boasts fast echo cancellation, advanced voice detection, low power consumption and very low memory requirements.

"Our software easily installs and, when used at both ends of a call, completely removes the challenges presented by uncontrollable environmental noise," NoiseFree VoIP said in its news release, adding that the software can "reduce the packet load on a network, mitigating instances of voice distortion due to impacted network nodes. By doing so it enhances overall bandwidth availability."

Founded in 2005 by Alon Konchitsky and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, NoiseFree Wireless Inc. seeks to provide the next great leap forward in voice quality for all voice applications. Konchitsky is not a newbie when it comes to telephony: Before founding NoiseFree Wireless, he held management and technical staff positions at Nokia and Intel -DSPC. His chip design, code-named Hermon, is in many cellular phones on the market today, including several BlackBerry models. He currently holds 19 patent applications and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.

"Unlike traditional commercial noise cancellation solutions (including those used in applications such as audio conferencing, stereo and high-fidelity sound reinforcement and avionics), NoiseFree products provide, receive and transmit noise cancellation and require no additional hardware devices, DSP chips or other costly additions to support laptop or VoIP handset usage," according to the Snapvoip blog .

Last Technology News says, "Finally there is a Call Quality Solution." The World Gadget Guidge calls it, "the new industry standard in noise cancellation." Digital News says that NoiseFree VoIP, "hushes the rabble."

NoiseFree VoIP is similar to software created by SoliCall Ltd ., which is also available for download.

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