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Vancouver, BC -- Wavemakers™, a developer of voice optimization software, today announced an agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. that will have their WaveBeam™, ClearStream™ and EchoBlock™ software embedded in Johnson Controls’ Bluetooth wireless-networking solutions. Together with Johnson Controls, Wavemakers joins Intel, IBM, AT&T Wireless, Gentex and QNX to provide innovative telematics solutions and services.

In competition with several other companies, Wavemakers was chosen to bring its expertise and core technology to solve the challenges of the real world automotive environments. Wavemakers’ compelling solution not only provides improved automatic speech recognition (ASR) but also improves hands-free cell phone communication with noise and echo canceling technologies. This was a significant factor as Johnson Controls’ Bluetooth solution leverages automatic speech recognition to enable customers to use hands-free, voice-activated dialing and communications with their Bluetooth enabled cell phones.

Marty Kadletz, telematics platform manager at Johnson Controls, commented, “Wavemakers was selected after a detailed comparison against a number of other companies. We are very impressed with their knowledge of the noise mitigation in the automotive environment and their associated technologies, and are confident in the skills and abilities of their team and the contribution they will make to the success of our projects.”

“Wavemakers and its staff are proud to have been selected by Johnson Controls, and are excited about working with their innovative products,” said Peter van der Gracht, Wavemakers’ Chairman and CEO. “Our staff, and our technology, are ready contribute to the success of the Johnson Controls’ telematics program and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the other key partners to deliver computing functions to new-car buyers.”

Up to this point, telematics has, in most cases, been an aftermarket add-on; however automakers are now making commitments to factory-installing telematics into new cars offering wireless communications and navigation systems.

About Johnson Controls Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating, interior systems and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2001 totaled $18.4 billion. For more information, please visit

About Wavemakers
Wavemakers develops voice optimization software that dramatically improves the accuracy of voice user interfaces driving computers, telematics systems, PDAs, PCs, tablets and consumer electronics. Wavemakers’ Audio Intelligence™ system focuses on identifying speech and has been proven to reduce the error rate of speech recognition systems by as much as 85%. Wavemakers’ suite of solutions (ClearStream, VoiceTrigger, WaveBeam and EchoBlock) integrates easily with other voice application software, or can be embedded on CPUs such as the Intel® x86, Power PC®, StrongARM®, MIPS and SH3/4. The company is a third-party developer for the Intel® StrongARM® processing platform and a member of the Intel PCA Developer Network. For more information, please view

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