Wired’s Klint Finley discusses some of the benefits that sound-based technology can provide to today’s businesses.
With wireless technology being so commonly used now, it has proved to be an important connectivity tool for businesses. Most forms of the wireless connectively being used are based on radio frequency, which can prove useful, if customers have the technology to facilitate it.
In his article, Klint draws attention to sound-based technologies that are now providing an even simpler form of wireless connectivity. Businesses across a range of different industries are using this technology. Two areas in particular where it has proved useful in the energy and entertainment sectors – where Chirp, a UCLB spin out company, has introduced its technology.
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A Chirp is a sonic barcode. With Chirp technology, data and content can be encoded into a unique audio stream. Any device with a speaker can transmit a chirp, and most devices with a microphone can decode them. You don’t need an internet connection or the other person’s contact details and you don’t have to pair devices. The system is designed for the many cases where it would be inconvenient or impossible to use existing network technologies. Find out more: http://www.chirp.io
UCL Business PLC (UCLB) is a leading technology commercialisation company that supports research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities. UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. UCLB has a strong track record in commercialising medical technologies and provides technology transfer services to UCL’s associated hospitals; University College London Hospitals, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal Free London Hospital. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from laboratory to market.
For further information, please visit: www.uclb.com