Surfaceink Showcases New IOT Voice & Audio Solutions at CES 2019

Surfaceink Showcases New IOT Voice & Audio Solutions at CES 2019

LAS VEGAS — Surfaceink, a pioneering Silicon Valley consumer electronic design and development consulting company, will be demonstrating its new IOT voice and audio solution that dramatically improves voice recognition, both far-field and near-field, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8-11, 2019. This will be the company’s 20th year at the premier technology event.


Eric Bauswell, CEO of Surfaceink, states, “Working with major players in the industry, we’ve been able to achieve remarkable results in voice and audio, including advancements in single source cancellation. It is major improvement surrounding one of the largest customer complaints: quality of voice input. It’s what causes customers to disengage or stop relying on voice as an input. We are now able to do a pickup over loud music or even over the volume of a television in the background in ways that we simply couldn’t in the past.”


Bauswell also points out that Surfaceink’s efforts have also significantly extended battery life for audio over wireless solutions by being able to use voice pickup on a micro-controller to manage battery life triggering the application processor.


One of the messages Bauswell wants to convey at CES is that it doesn’t cost that much more to dramatically improve your brand and still sustain your price point. “We want to showcase some of those options as well as demonstrate their strengths,” he concluded.


After 20 years, Bauswell still gets excited to attend CES. “It’s a great place to learn and understand how the market is changing through incremental improvements and I’m looking forward to meeting with technology players from around the world to see how we can work together.”


Surfaceink provides full-system product design and development services to Fortune 500 companies and startups in the Consumer Electronics market segment; from initial product strategy and design to detailed hardware and software engineering to production ramp. Surfaceink clients include global market leaders Amazon, Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Dolby, Fitbit, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Netgear, Nikon, NVIDIA, Pepsi, Plantronics, Qualcomm, Tesla and many more plus numerous high-potential startups.


For more information, please contact Eric Bauswell, CEO of Surfaceink, at 408-293-3010, email or visit the Surfaceink website at


Surfaceink is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in San Jose, CA.

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Eric Bauswell

Founder and CEO

Eric began his career designing tractor mowers for Textron before landing in Silicon Valley where he was motivated by the challenge of fast-paced and industry leading design at Apple. As surfaceink grew, Eric expanded surfaceink to develop products for Palm, Flextronics, and Dell to name a few. He continues to be motivated by the creative challenges from Fortune 100 companies and emerging high-tech startups.


Chris Whittall

Director of Industrial Design

Chris works to ensure that client goals are realized through attractive and innovative design solutions. With over 20 years of experience as an industrial designer, Chris enjoys transforming complex technical challenges into beautiful and intuitive product solutions that deliver solid business results. Before joining surfaceink, Chris worked at Speck Design, Whipsaw, HP, Montgomery Pfeifer and GVO. Chris holds 45 U.S. design patents, and his work has been recognized by IDEA, Red Dot, Spark, IF, Chicago Athenaeum and Popular Mechanics.


Geoff Chatterton

Vice President of Software Engineering

Geoff is surfaceink’s VP of Software, and he loves seeing his award-winning products, including an Emmy and three times Best of CES, in the hands of millions of people around the world. With a focus on creating cutting-edge consumer experiences, his career has spanned 20 years across a mix of successful startups and top tier established companies including Apple, Dell, and PayPal. A recognized industry innovator, Geoff earned his undergraduate degree from MIT and has over 80 patents issued or pending.