PCC Technology Group, LLC and Yobe, Inc. Form Joint Venture to Bring Voice Biometric Authentication Solutions to the Government and Utility Sectors

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Global provider of technology solutions teams up with artificial intelligence software developer to market first voice authentication product that blocks out background noise.

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PCC Technology Group, LLC (PCC), a global provider of technology solutions in the government and energy sectors and Yobe Inc., a New York-based company that develops artificial intelligence powered algorithmic software, have created a joint venture to market the first Voice Authentication product that blocks out background noise. The new company, Cenuity V-ID, will be instrumental to the growth of biometric voice identification and authentication in the mobile device industry.

Given the increasingly mobile nature of communication, wireless represents the fastest growing technology used to access biometric authentication systems essential to banking, healthcare and utility applications. Cenuity V-ID technology empowers industries that use the telephone as the primary contact vehicle with customers. Security and fraud prevention are key benefits of authentication techniques that match the caller with the identity of the customer. Now, using voice authentication while traveling with cellular phones is just as effective as accessing these systems from the home or office.

Cenuity V-ID’s differentiator is found in Yobe's YVA technology, which employs an artificial intelligence engine and a revolutionary digital voice processing approach to distinguish voice from background noise. “The YVA technology is capable of identifying an increased number of biometrics (acoustic resonances, tone, pitch tracks, etc.) under noisy conditions, thus providing significantly higher accuracy and a lower rate of false positives,” said Hamid Nawab, PhD, and chief technology advisor to Yobe Inc.

"This joint venture marries the strength of Yobe's intelligent audio technologies and PCC’s 20 years of experience providing mission critical applications to create a revolutionary voice biometric identification platform that is tailor-made for the mobile environment,” said Ken Sutton, CEO of Yobe Inc. “Cenuity V-ID solves the major issue with error rates due to background noise and will expand the market for both voice and speech recognition solutions. Voice biometrics can now achieve higher accuracy levels and compete with technologies such as iris scanning and face recognition at a fraction of the cost.”

"Cenuity V-ID provides a needed enhancement for the cloud and wireless industries,” said Dwayne Goldsmith, chief marketing and strategy officer for PCC. “The deployment of the infrastructure to support this technology will follow the original Cellular Market Areas (CMAs) as defined by the FCC. Now that wireless subscribers use cell phones to access multiple secured transaction systems, entities that focus on consumer protection will actively deploy biometric voice technology in the cloud."

PCC and Yobe anticipate initial deployment as early as December of this year.

"This joint venture will revolutionize the mobile biometrics industry and we are excited to be at the forefront of enhancing security for traditional and cloud-based applications", said Joe Singh, president of PCC.

About PCC
PCC Technology Group, LLC is a global provider of cloud, hosted and mobile Information Technology solutions. The company is a recognized leader in eGovernance and a provider of digital solutions in the energy and software integrator sectors. For the past two decades, PCC has served public and private sector clients by developing web applications, providing consulting and project management services, and building highly secure cloud-based systems.

About Yobe Inc.
Yobe Inc. develops artificial intelligence powered algorithmic software that enables studio level audio manipulation in a downloadable and/or SaaS application. "Yobe” has designed a portfolio of Intelligent Audio Technologies for both Speech and Multi Media content with applications for: Mobile devices, Telecommunications, VoIP, Audio equipment, Gaming, Streaming Media, Bandwidth reduction, and Hearing aids. Yobe stands alone as a real-time automated technology that can intelligently identify, categorize, and manipulate audio content.

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