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Host Laboratory


The host laboratory function consists of all of the processing requirements within the test plan for the evaluation of speech communication systems. This test plan may be for the qualification, selection, characterization, or verification of one or more voice coders designed for a specific application. The host lab function typically includes inputs to the test plan and the development of a companion processing plan.

The Digital Speech Processing Group at ARCON Corporation has performed the host laboratory function for the following vocoder selection or characterization efforts:

  • APCO-25 vocoder selection (IMBE), 1992
  • US DoD 2400bps coder selection (MELP), 1996
  • ETSI 541 10/1//98 INITIAL HL EFFORT PLUS EXTENSION
  • ETSI 544 Chinese Exp6 Host Lab Effort
  • ETSI 546 2/1/99 Host Lab #2 - AMR Characterization
  • ETSI 551 AMR-NS, 1/1/00 Host Lab - AMR Noise Suppression + Noise Source Files
  • ETSI 557 AMR-WB, 8/1/00 Host Lab 18 experiments, Cross Check Lab 18 experiments
  • 3GPP 560 AMR, 10/1/00 3G AMR-NB Characterization Host Lab
  • 3GPP 566 WB, 7/1/01 3GPP WB Characterization HL
  • ITU-T 549 6/1/99 ITU-T SG16/Q21 4KBPS CODER QUALIFICATION -HOST LAB EFFORT
  • ITU-T 555 4K, 7/1/00 ITU 4K Coder Selection, Host Lab 6 experiments, Cross Check Lab 6 experiments
  • ITU-T 556 WB, 7/1/00 ITU WB Qualification, Host Lab 2 Exp. 6 Candidates
  • ITU-T 568 WB 3/1/00 ITU WB Selection HL
  • ITU-T 572 4K Fixed point, 7/01 to 12/01
  • ITU-T 574 G722.2, 3/02 to 5/02 WB Characterization HL
  • DARPA ASE Phase 1 evaluation,
  • NATO MELPe 600bps.

ARCON's extensive experience as the host laboratory for many speech coder selection and characterization efforts makes our Digital Speech Processing Group the top choice for performing such work.