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Andrea Obtains New Patent To Protect Its Beam Forming Technology

  (July 01, 2014)

BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Andrea Electronics Corporation (OTCBB: ANDR), a leading developer of hardware and software microphone technologies, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,767,973 covering an audio enhancement technique known as beam forming. Cutting edge electronics manufacturers generally utilize three techniques for audio input enhancements: noise reduction, stereo microphone beam forming and acoustic echo cancellation. The techniques are used in different combinations to complement each other as necessary to achieve a flexible audio input system for a growing number of user applications. Andrea was the original architect of this system and has developed a patent portfolio around the three different types of algorithms that provide the functionality. The latest patent grant for the adaptive beam forming technology is further evidence of Andrea's continuing innovation and influence in this important area.

An American Innovator
Andrea Electronics is an American-owned business since 1934. In the early 40's, Andrea was one of the very first elite U.S. television manufacturers. In the 60's the company designed the capsule's intercom communication system used in the first manned Mercury space flight and military intercoms for F16 fighter jets and helicopters. Andrea's microphone array and other advanced noise cancellation technologies have been embedded into hundreds of millions of computers and other devices. SuperBeam Stereo Array Microphone headsets and DA- 250 digital microphone stand alone solution for OEMs are among the latest innovations from Andrea Electronics.

About Andrea Electronics
Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications requiring high performance quality voice input. The company's patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDATM), patented PureAudioTM and patented EchoStopTM far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics' website at www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800-442-7787.


Media Contact:
Corisa L. Guiffre
Andrea Electronics,
Chief Financial Officer
(631) 719-1800
(800) 707-5779

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