Hannover / Prague, 07 March 2019: The “machine whisperers” from Neuron Soundware are back in time for Hannover Messe with three new products that they will be presenting at the world’s most important industrial fair. After Neuron Soundware presented its own AI-based sound detection system for machine maintenance and problems for the first time last year, their second generation of devices along with two new products will be launched this year.
Neuron Soundware builds and trains AI software that understands audio signals. Based on this technology, the company offers its industrial customers a smart detection system that detects anomalies and known problems in machines and systems at an early stage and sounds the alarm if necessary. For this purpose, the start-up company from Prague uses acoustic sensors that collect even the smallest noise data and evaluate them almost in real time. The algorithms for this can be integrated directly into the respective IoT systems or work externally in the cloud. By using this technology, industrial customers can continuously monitor their machines and motors from a distance. The second generation of nBox, which has now been released, now uses even more (a total of 12) channels for simultaneous recording. CPU and GPU improvements have significantly increased the nBox’s computing power – the algorithms on the device run smoother as a result. In addition, the second generation of the nBox is smaller, lighter and cheaper.
Neuron Soundware develops a detection system that discovers machine problems in real time. By recording noise data via sensors and the subsequent automatic evaluation, damage and abrasion are detected close to real time and machine or production breakdowns are prevented. The technology is suitable for use with car engines, wind turbines, point machines and other machines and systems. Neuron Soundware was named “Idea of the Year 2016” for this combination of Artificial Intelligence (Neuron Soundware’s AI software) and IoT (the external IoT systems and acoustic sensors used). Founded 2016 by Pavel Konečný and Pavel Klinger in Prague the company received EUR 600,000 in financing by J & T Ventures in 2017. Neuron Soundware was classified as a 2018 “Cool Vendor in Acoustic Technologies for Predictive Maintenance” by Gartner. Neuron Soundware is proud to work with clients such as Airbus, Siemens, BMW, Skoda, MVV Energie, Bosch, LG, Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz.