Pryanka Sankaranarayanan | June 28, 2018 | 3 minutes
Auraya have chosen Malvern, Worcestershire as the European headquarters. It is exciting to be located within a world-leading tech cluster that includes defence and technology specialist QinetiQ at Malvern Hills Science Park, one of the county’s high profile ‘game changer’ sites.
Clive Summerfield, CTO of Auraya Systems: “Worcestershire stood out from the start as a leading location and we are delighted to be here. We are at the heart of a tech cluster, with great connectivity – not to mention a beautiful location! We intend to use our proximity to industry here in the Midlands to grow our brand, profile and business with the brightest and best companies in the World. We are already talking to significant partners and making productive links. Our technology is unique and we are in demand. Expect to hear more about us!”
This success builds on Worcestershire’s fast growing reputation as a magnet for leading tech firms. The county also recently won a 5G industry 4.0 testbed pilot placing it at the cutting edge of a technology revolution. At a time of increasing global competition for trade and investment, Worcestershire is acting as a catalyst for technological innovation in the wider Midlands Engine and nationally and welcome opportunities for collaboration with the UK’s most innovative minds.
Stuart Emmerson, Invest in Worcestershire Manager, said: “Auraya Systems is a world class tech firm that collaborates with some of the biggest brands in business such as Fujitsu, Vodafone, IBM, Oracle, CGI and Connect Managed Services – we are delighted to support Auraya Systems’ entry to Worcestershire, and as the site of their European Headquarters. Attracted by our links to industry, 5G testbed and tech cluster we welcome them to Worcestershire and are already supporting their ambitions to grow further.”
Karen Ball, Head of Midlands Engine Investment Hub, Department of International Trade said: “Auraya Systems from Australia is a world class tech company that collaborates with global brands such as Fujitsu, Vodafone, IBM, Oracle, CGI and Connect Managed Services. They entered The Midlands Engine Tech competition supported by DIT and were stand out winners. We have supported them by brokering conversations with leading industry players such as defence and technology specialist QinetiQ, based in Malvern, Worcestershire to assist their expansion into the UK. We are delighted they are taking advantage of Worcestershire’s new co working space in Malvern and are being supported by Invest in Worcestershire. Worcestershire has excellent links to industry, is a Government backed 5G testbed and has a new tech accelerator, ‘BetaDen’, launching this September, so it’s a great place for tech businesses to start or grow.”
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Auraya is a world leader in voice biometric technology with the mission of empowering people and organisations to interact and engage with convenience and security in all channels and languages.
Auraya has developed the next-generation voice biometrics technology that delivers an easy to use yet highly secure authentication capability. Auraya provides its technology to a global network of partners that incorporate Auraya’s voice biometric engine, ArmorVox™, into their secure, customer-facing applications and fraud detection solutions. The ecosystem of partners delivers solutions in all industries including government, education, healthcare, financial services, retail services and telecommunications.
ArmorVox is Auraya’s next-generation voice biometric engine designed for telephony and digital channel implementations. ArmorVox allows partners to provide frictionless and seamless customer experience and improved digital security using machine learning algorithms and patented features such as automated tuning process, speaker-specific thresholds and background models, impostor mapping, synthetic voice detection and voice collection process from browsers.