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Realistic and fully automated testing of voice-controlled smart home devices with HQS-SmartHome from HEAD acoustics

Press Release Herzogenrath, December 13, 2018 Database for the analysis system ACQUA optimizes communication and audio quality With HQS-SmartHome the measurement technology specialist HEAD acoustics provides a new tool for testing communication and audio quality of voice-controlled smart home devices. The database for the ACQUA analysis system contains efficient test series for analyzing and optimizing …

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PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches Miniature ICP Teardrop Accelerometer

Designed for vibration testing of small structures December 11, 2018 DEPEW, NY – PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), has released its smallest ICP teardrop accelerometer with a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) – Model 352A59. This single axis accelerometer was developed to minimize the effects of mass …

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Juniper Predicts Hearables To Revolutionize Personal Audio Tech by 2022

December 12 2018 courtesy AudioXpress online Predicting that over 50% of all wireless headphones will incorporate Hearable Voice assistants, touch sensors and other interface technologies, a new report by Juniper Research forecasts that hearables will become the new standard for personal audio in under 5 years. The new report from Juniper has found that there …

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HQS-Audio: Testing loudspeakers, headphones and audio systems in vehicles comprehensively and in a targeted manner

Database for the analysis system ACQUA provides whole set of electroacoustic measurements HEAD acoustics, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of voice and audio quality optimization, introduces HQS-Audio onto the market. The new database for the analysis system ACQUA helps to comprehensively test the quality of audio devices. Whether loudspeakers, headphones or …

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How to Listen 101: Q&A with HARMAN’s Audio Guru, Dr. Sean Olive

October 03, 2018 AKG Corporate Lifestyle Audio Professional SolutionsBranded Audio Studies show that listening to music can elevate your mood, reduce stress, ease pain, fend off depression, and even improve post-surgery outcomes. So if you are looking for a simple way to uplift your mood on any given day – just sit back, listen and cue the music. As a company with an umbrella of …

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Loudspeaker Market – Business Landscape 2025

San Francisco, CA — (SBWIRE) — 10/08/2018 — Loudspeaker Market: Snapshot The global loudspeaker market is driven by the changing preferences and improved lifestyle of customers coupled with a growing use of wireless technology. The hi-tech developments in the field of sound quality technology as well as design will continue to fuel the growth of this …

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SoundCheck 16.1 Released – New Frequency Trigger for Open Loop Testing

October 4, 2018. Listen is excited to announce the release of SoundCheck 16.1. This minor release, which contains some exciting new features, is available free of charge to all registered users of SoundCheck 16.0 Most significant is the inclusion of a new frequency trigger. This allows frequency-based triggering of acquisition from an external source using a …

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WiSA – the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association – Unveils New WiSA Ready Certification

September 21 2018, 01:00 WiSA – the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association unveiled the “WiSA Ready” certification, which marks an important milestone in delivering immersive wireless audio. This new certification coincides with the launch of the industry’s first WiSA Ready USB transmitter from founding member Summit Wireless Technologies, which will be compatible with forthcoming WiSA …

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Stetron announces speaker for use in medical applications requiring IEC 60601-1-8 certification Buffalo, NY, Thursday September 20, 2018 : Stetron is pleased to announce the development of a midsize speaker ideal for use in medical applications requiring IEC 60601-1-8 certification. See the full press release here  

PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches Very High Temperature, Intrinsically Safe Triaxial Charge Accelerometer

Designed for Automotive, Energy and Aerospace & Defense High-Temperature Environments September 5, 2018 DEPEW, NY – -PCB Piezotronics, Inc. announces the release of a triaxial charge accelerometer designed for use in environments with ambient temperatures up to 900 °F/482 °C. Model EX356A73 is certified as intrinsically safe through the ATEX, CSA and IECEx programs. It is ideal for use …

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Hernon Manufacturing Inc.® Named on Top 100 Companies List

SANFORD, FLA. (PRWEB) AUGUST 21, 2018 Hernon Manufacturing Inc.®, innovator of high performance sealants, adhesives and associated dispensing and curing equipment, was recently granted a coveted spot on the Orlando Sentinel’s list of the Top 100 best workplaces in Central Florida. The Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 program recognizes companies throughout Central Florida that are committed to …

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ACQUA 4: New release of the voice and audio quality analysis software

PRESS RELEASE 22. August, 2018 HEAD acoustics has launched a new version of ACQUA (Advanced Communication Quality Analysis), the powerful software for voice and audio quality testing. With version 4, ACQUA supports the hardware platform labCORE und thus includes a multi-channel signal generator and a multi-channel analyzer for testing all equipment in the field of …

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Loudspeaker Components Announces the Acquisition of C.P. Moyen Company

Loudspeaker Components, LLC  “ Loudspeaker Components” is pleased to announce the purchase of C.P. Moyen Company “C.P. Moyen”  assets prior to the retirement of CP Moyen long-time owners.   C.P. Moyen will cease chemical manufacturing operations in Skokie, Illinois, USA on October 1, 2018.  Manufacturing operations will resume at Loudspeaker Components’ facility in Lancaster, Wisconsin, USA …

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HEAD acoustics at the Mobile World Congress, Los Angeles

PRESS RELEASE From September 12th to 14th, 2018 the mobile communication community will once again meet in Los Angeles for this year´s Mobile World Congress Americas. HEAD acoustics, one of the world´s leading companies in the production of powerful software and hardware for optimizing voice and audio quality is also on-site. At the HEAD acoustics …

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Stetron announces the development of a new 57mm 520hz low frequency driver for UL217 applications

Buffalo, NY, Friday August 3, 2018 : Stetron is pleased to announce the development of a new miniature loudspeaker designed especially for the Fire Alarm and Protection Industry. This driver is suitable for use in products intended to be compliant to UL217. This low profile driver has a small foot print of 57 mm and …

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ALMA Announces Speaker Builders Track at AISE2019

  Press Release Phoenix, Arizona, USA 30 July 2018 The Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics (ALMA) International is pleased to announce a key education track for the upcoming AISE2019 (ALMA International Symposium & Expo) scheduled for 9-10 June 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Our Speaker Builders Workshop will follow the development of a loudspeaker from …

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A View of the Loudspeaker Industry

As Seen by Members of ALMA International’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Executive Director Reprinted with permission from Loudspeaker Industry Source book 2018 Several members of the Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics (ALMA) International to a moment to share their thoughts on the current state of the loudspeaker industry. Read the full article here

New Microphone for Measurements in Hazardous Areas

June 5, 2018, Depew, NY – PCB Piezotronics, Inc. released a prepolarized condenser microphone system – Model EX378B02 – for use in hazardous areas. The new microphone system is compliant with explosive atmospheres and gaseous hazardous environments where standard microphones are restricted. Additionally, EX378B02 is compliant with intrinsic safety protection levels for all above ground applications globally; …

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VoCAS: New version extends the possibilities for the evaluation of voice control systems

HEAD acoustics has launched a new version of VoCAS (Voice Control Analysis System), the efficient software for evaluating voice control systems. The turnkey test solution now supports the modular multi-channel labCORE front end of the technology manufacturer from Herzogenrath. Thus, VoCAS offers manufacturers even more possibilities to test their ASR system (Automatic Speech Recognition) in …

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AUDIO PRECISION RELEASE ENHANCES CHIRP-BASED MEASUREMENTS

BEAVERTON, OREGON, May 22, 2018: Audio Precision announced today the upcoming release of APx audio measurement software version 4.6, with planned demonstrations at the 144th International AES Convention. Included in this latest edition of the popular test software will be the ability to perform measurements using the log-swept sine chirp—such as acoustic response—in an open-loop configuration, …

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Audio Precision Adds Speech Intelligibility Depth

New ABC-MRT option provides an objective measure of speech intelligibility following the paradigm of the Modified Rhyme Test BEAVERTON, OREGON, March 27, 2018: Audio Precision announced today the addition of a new speech intelligibility measurement option for APx500 audio test software based upon the ABC-MRT speech processing algorithm. Measuring speech intelligibility is an important capability for engineers …

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Audio Precision Expands Microphone Product Family

Offers convenience and flexibility via phantom-powered preamplifier compatible with ½” and ¼” prepolarized microphone cartridges BEAVERTON, OREGON, March 13, 2018: Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today announced the expansion of its line of measurement microphones with the introduction of the 376M03, a calibrated microphone system combining a ½” microphone cartridge with a phantom-powered preamplifier …

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