ENCO Collects Patent for enCaption

ENCO Systems has received a U.S. patent related to its enCaption automated captioning technology.

Patent No. 7047191B2, titled: "Method and System for Providing Automated Captioning for AV Signals," covers speech-to-text translation to deliver open or closed captions. The patented technology improves accuracy of enCaption's speech-to-text engine, leveraging breakthroughs in machine learning technology to develop a deep neural network approach to voice recognition.

It also includes a method that separates an audio signal from a combined AV signal, and converts the audio signal to text data. The original AV signal is then encoded with the converted text data to produce, record, and display a captioned AV signal. The patent also covers automatic translation of spoken words of a first language into a second language, with the translated words included in the captioning information.

"This patent protects the investment of both ENCO and our global customers for our market-leading automated captioning technology in broadcast and AV," said Ken Frommert, president of ENCO, in a statement. "It also establishes a strong foundation for continued innovation around our enCaption brand as we further enhance speed and precision around automated speech-to-text conversion."

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