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Microsoft Licenses Voice Technology

Microsoft has purchased an OEM license to use voice-processing software from Global IP Sound, a developer of voice codecs.

According to a press release issued by Global, it's expected that Microsoft will use the technology to improve VoIP connections originating from its MSN service as well as the Office Real-Time Collaboration Service.

Under the deal, Microsoft will deploy Global's VoiceEngine to improve VoIP in MSN; Global's Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Auto Gain Control algorithms will be used for improving voice connections in RTC. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Global IP Sounds is a voice-processing software developer based in San Francisco; the company's technology has been licensed to companies like Skype, WebEx, and Net2Phone.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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