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Square Audio Speakers utilize ultrasound technology.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 28, 2007 - Supplied in 16 and 24 in. formats, Audio Spotlight® speakers come with mounting brackets that enable precision sound distribution. Products are ½ in. thick, perfectly flat, and capable of producing tight, narrow beams of audible sound. Suited for integration within architectural installations, exhibits, and displays, products can mount to solid or suspended ceilings and walls. Model AS-24 fits directly into 2 x 2 ceiling tiles.

Holosonic Research Labs - Watertown, MA

Original Press Release

Holosonic Research Labs Introduces New Square Audio Spotlight® Speakers

Press release date: Nov 15, 2007

16- and 24-inch formats ideal for architectural installations and exhibit displays; improved sonic performance and power efficiency broadens range of applications

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 15 -- Holosonic Research Labs, the pioneer in harnessing ultrasound to create tight, narrow beams of audible sound, is now offering a new, improved version of its Audio Spotlight technology in new 16- and 24-inch square panel formats. Only 1/2" thick and perfectly flat, the new Audio Spotlight square format speakers are thin enough to be mounted almost anywhere, such as solid or suspended ceilings and walls, and are also easily integrated into special exhibits and displays. The new AS-24 model fits directly into standard 2x2 ceiling tiles, making installation simple and nearly invisible. Special mounting brackets are available that allow customers to aim the speaker so they have the same precision in distributing sound that they are used to having with lighting. Improved sonic performance and power efficiency opens up new applications for a wider range of voice, music and sound material.

With a depth of just one half inch, the lightweight speakers, available in white or black, can be placed virtually anywhere that precisely targeted sound is needed, while still preserving the quiet surrounding atmosphere important in a business setting. This new system also includes an enhanced processor/amplifier that is as small as a paperback book, efficient, robust, and is easily incorporated into any audio design project.

Audio Spotlight systems are used all over the world in a variety of applications, such as museums, exhibitions, and the growing digital signage market for retail stores and offices. Harvard Eye Associates, an eye care center in Laguna Hills, California, installed Holosonics' Audio Spotlight to provide sound for informational videos explaining the company's services and procedures. The system allows patients to learn more about Harvard Eye without disturbing others or adding to the noise level in the comfortable waiting area.

"We chose the Audio Spotlight because it allows us to play promotional materials to those in our waiting room who are interested, while still maintaining a quiet, professional office atmosphere," said Sam Hahn, director of Refractive Surgery at Harvard Eye Associates. "It projects a targeted sound that is loud enough for our patients to hear clearly, while those around them enjoy quiet. Holosonics provided us with excellent service throughout the entire buying and installation process."

The new square design enhances the manufacturability of Audio Spotlights to help meet the demand for high-volume orders.

"Audio Spotlight sound makes your displays stand out, and the innovative square design opens a range of new opportunities to more easily integrate directional sound into all kinds of environments," said Dr. Joseph Pompei, president of Holosonics. "While the new square designs provide improved performance and utility, legacy round models are still available for those clients needing these special shapes, or those who wish to expand their current installations with matching systems."

Holosonic Research Labs, Inc., a pioneer in directional acoustics, develops and manufactures the Audio Spotlight(R) directional sound system. Founded in 1999 by MIT graduate Dr. F. Joseph Pompei, Holosonics' Audio Spotlight technology is used in a wide variety of applications including museums, libraries, offices, reception areas, retail displays, trade shows and retail kiosks. The world's top organizations and companies such as Cisco, Motorola, the Smithsonian Institute, the Tate Modern and Time-Warner use the Audio Spotlight directional sound system to beam sound to their listeners ... and preserve the quiet.(TM)

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