San Diego, CA – October 18, 2017 – Longtime leading audio technology leader Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced a new licensing agreement for its renowned HyperSound® Pro Audio technology with Waves System. The French company plans to continue the production of the HyperSound HSS-3000 model and incorporate Turtle Beach’s innovative HyperSound directed audio technology in key commercial applications such as retail point of sale, wayfinding, museum exhibits, meeting halls, digital signage, kiosks, and more. The agreement provides for an upfront licensing fee and a per unit royalty fee going forward.
“HyperSound’s revolutionary directed audio technology brings definitive advantages to a wealth of commercial applications,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach. “We’re looking forward to working with the team at Waves System because they truly understand the upside to this technology and are just beginning to unlock the power of HyperSound to create and build groundbreaking commercial audio products.”
Added Bernard Keller, CEO of Waves System, “We have been selling and integrating the commercial HyperSound product for several years and have extensively used the audio technology to the delight of our customers. With our expertise in the product, we have had great success incorporating it into many of our designs, and with this agreement we look forward to the next phase of partnership where we create even more customized, powerful and innovative solutions for our Pro Audio customers.”
HyperSound Pro Audio Solutions is a new generation of audio technology that is changing the way brands think about in-store media. HyperSound’s directed audio solutions offer the unique ability to create customized audio zones that are proven to increase sales and dwell time across a broad range of consumers1.
For more information on the latest HyperSound technology from Turtle Beach please visit http://hypersound.com/pro/.
About Waves System
Founded in 1985, the French company Waves System (http://www.wsystem.com) specializes in the development and manufacturing of interactive audio/video players. Its ID-AL brand and division designs and manufactures custom interactive exhibits and installations in heritage centers, museums, entertainment areas, retail, hospitality and pro audio venues worldwide through its network of distributors.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (http://corp.turtlebeach.com) designs innovative, market-leading audio products for the consumer, commercial and healthcare sectors. Under its award-winning Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com), the Company has been revolutionizing console multiplayer gaming since the very beginning with its wide selection of industry leading, award-winning gaming headsets for use with Xbox One and PlayStation®4, as well as for PC, Mac® and mobile/tablet devices. Under the HyperSound brand (www.hypersound.com), the Company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and hearing healthcare. The Company’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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1POPAI In Association with JMS – HyperSound Final Report, UK & Ireland. (March 2015)
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