VisiSonics to Showcase Suite of 3D Spatial Audio Solutions at Consumer Electronics Show 2022

The company’s proprietary, licensable technology provides more accurate spatial location, smoother sound in motion, a larger sound field and clearer sound distinction.

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 20, 2021 — VisiSonics, a leader in 3D spatial audio technologies that enhance end-users’ performance and optimize acoustic environments, today announced it will showcase its licensable audio solutions during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022. The conference takes place January 5-8 in Las Vegas. VisiSonics is now booking appointments for individual product demonstrations, taking place in its hospitality suite #3-310 at The Venetian Resort.

Founded in 2009 by computer scientists at the University of Maryland, VisiSonics develops a broad range of licensable software and hardware solutions. Its RealSpace® 3D Spatial Audio, a proprietary physics-based technology, provides the most accurate rendered or digitally simulated sound in the industry, with more accurate spatial location and distance, smoother sound in motion, a larger sound field and clearer distinction of sounds from multiple, simultaneous sources. For an end-user, this results in increased situational or spatial awareness, reduced listener fatigue and improved reaction time.

“Today’s consumers expect to feel truly immersed in the video games they play, music they listen to, movies they watch, and in their metaverse experiences, and RealSpace 3D Spatial Audio’s physics-based algorithms and unrivaled personalization capabilities serve that need better than any technology in our industry,” said Ramani Duraiswami, chief executive officer at VisiSonics. “We are thrilled to be at CES 2022 with a full suite of licensable hardware and software 3D spatial audio solutions.”

RealSpace 3D Spatial Audio solutions and packages are easy to integrate into a variety of platforms and form factors. Consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers can use VisiSonics’ algorithms in low-powered DSP chips that are embedded into headphones, in gaming consoles, in PCs or in mobile devices. Additionally, a software-only version can be integrated into conferencing software or audio players for consumers who want to use their existing headsets. VisiSonics also builds plug-ins for video game developers to utilize on popular engines such as Unreal, Wwise and Unity.

In addition to its embedded and software-only solutions, VisiSonics’ will also demonstrate its audio personalization offerings at CES 2022. Earlier this month, VisiSonics announced a partnership with the University of Maryland to create licensable audiogram technology, significantly advancing its spatial audio customization and personalization capabilities. Through audiograms and head related transfer functions (HRTFs), VisiSonics personalization packages can optimize sound based on the individual geometry of a person’s head and ears as well as their hearing sensitivity to different frequencies.

Visitors to VisiSonics’ hospitality suite can also demo the company’s Acoustic Measurement and Visualization solutions. These offerings are utilized in various industries for superior quality control and end-user experience. In the automotive industry, for example, the technology is used to detect sound leaks, helping make cars as quiet as possible within the cabin.

“We’re honored to have partnered with prestigious companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Oculus, Ford and BMW, who chose us to help perfect their own acoustic environments,” said Duraiswami. “We look forward to sharing more partnerships and product development news in the coming months, and we are excited to demonstrate our audio capabilities at CES.”

Among VisiSonics’ recently signed agreements is a partnership with embedded audio technology company DSP Concepts. With the Audio Weaver development framework from DSP Concepts, RealSpace 3D Spatial Audio can be embedded into efficient chipsets with relative ease, allowing headphone manufacturers to produce standout offerings with higher quality audio that uses less processing power and less battery.

To learn more about RealSpace 3D Spatial Audio technology and to schedule a product demonstration at CES 2022, please contact VisiSonics.

About VisiSonics
VisiSonics is a 3D spatial audio technology company with a complete suite of products that enhance end-users’ performance and experience. Our offerings include 3D audio rendering, capture and analysis, and personalization software as well as acoustic measurement and visualization solutions. VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semiconductor manufacturers, game developers and the military. Our acoustic measurement and visualization solutions for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and industrial noise detection are used by top auto manufacturers, leading research institutions and the military. Millions worldwide rely on VisiSonics. Learn more at www.visisonics.com.

VisiSonics Partners with University of Maryland to Pioneer 3D Audiogram Technology

New technology expands RealSpace® 3D spatial audio to include personalized hearing responses across frequency, optimizing auditory processing in the brain

  • Originally developed for medical audiology, VisiSonics is commercializing the technology for use in applications such as gaming and military headsets
  • The licensable software from VisiSonics and UMD will be available for demonstration at CES 2022 in January

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 01, 2021 — VisiSonics, a leader in 3D spatial audio technologies that enhance end-users’ performance and optimize acoustic environments, today announced a partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD) to create licensable audiogram technology that significantly advances its RealSpace® 3D spatial audio customization and personalization capabilities.

An audiogram shows how a person’s hearing sensitivity changes depending upon the frequency of the sound being heard. Working with experts in medical audiology research at UMD, VisiSonics and UMD researchers developed remote testing techniques for quick audiogram measurements comparable to what can be measured in a clinic. Using this information, listeners’ ability to hear content can be adapted to improve their immersion, enjoyment, and/or comprehension.

Suitable for use in applications such as gaming and military headsets, and web-based software, the technology will be among VisiSonics’ complete suite of solutions available for demonstration in VisiSonics’ suite at The Venetian during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, held Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. Contact VisiSonics to schedule a demonstration.

“VisiSonics is excited to take audio personalization to the next level with the development of audiogram technology that allows us to adapt content in software based upon individual listening capabilities,” said Ramani Duraiswami, VisiSonics chief executive officer and professor in the Department of Computer Science at UMD. “We are honored to collaborate with our peers and neighbors at the University of Maryland, leading experts in the field of audiology, to bring this technology to life.”

Psychological acoustics researchers led by Matthew Goupell, Ph.D., director of UMD’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Ph.D. program, developed the new technology along with VisiSonics, which allows for the creation of individual audiograms that enable another dimension of accessibility. This complements VisiSonics’ work on 3D spatial audio personalization using individualized head-related transfer functions (HRTFs).

VisiSonics’ licensable RealSpace 3D audio solutions already use personalized HRTF data to create immersive, real-life acoustics that increase situational awareness, reduce listener fatigue, and improve reaction time. Users will now be able to self-administer a hearing test using headphones, mobile devices or PCs equipped with the audiogram software, allowing them to create and store the perfect listening environment for their own specific ears, whether for gaming, movies, music or even for peak performance as a fighter pilot.

“We’re excited to take principles and techniques from hearing science and audiology and marry them to VisiSonics’ spatial audio technology, creating a listening experience that is truly optimized to each individual and the several distinct types of audio listeners take in,” said Dr. Goupell, also the founder of UMD’s Auditory Perception and Modeling Lab and co-director of the Maryland Cochlear Implant Center.

VisiSonics’ RealSpace 3D spatial audio solutions and packages are easy to integrate into a variety of platforms and form factors. Consumer electronics manufacturers can embed these algorithms into a DSP chip that gets built into headphones, gaming consoles, PCs or mobile devices. The manufacturers can also offer software-only versions to their consumers who want to use existing headsets and devices.

The research collaboration is supported by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, which provides funding – matched by participating companies – for university-based research projects that help companies develop new products.

Based in College Park near the UMD campus, VisiSonics is part of the Discovery District, an epicenter of academic, research and economic achievement. The District unites a vibrant and inclusive community of university stakeholders, corporate partners, government researchers, entrepreneurs, and local residents to activate fearless ideas for transformational impact by nurturing the growth of next-generation technology ventures.

To learn more about the new technology, contact VisiSonics.

About VisiSonics
VisiSonics is a 3D spatial audio technology company with a complete suite of products that enhance end-users’ performance and experience. Our offerings include 3D audio rendering, capture and analysis, and personalization software as well as acoustic measurement and visualization solutions. VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semiconductor manufacturers, game developers and the military. Our acoustic measurement and visualization solutions for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and industrial noise detection are used by top auto manufacturers, leading research institutions and the military. Millions worldwide rely on VisiSonics. Learn more at www.visisonics.com.


VisiSonics Partners With Andrea Systems for 3D Spatial Audio Communications to Improve Military Pilot Performance

  • Proprietary 3D audio conversion kit enables Andrea Systems to upgrade existing aircraft communication systems with cutting-edge RealSpace® 3D spatial audio technology
  • Spatial audio increases intelligibility, improves situational awareness and reaction time, and reduces listener fatigue
  • Conversion kit installation does not require extensive aircraft modifications or rewiring

College Park, Md. (Oct. 28, 2021) — VisiSonics, a leader in 3D spatial audio technologies that enhance end-users’ experience and optimize acoustic environments, today announced a partnership with Andrea Systems LLC, a leading aviation communications systems and equipment supplier, to provide military aviators with VisiSonics’ RealSpace® 3D spatial audio.

Andrea Systems, based in Farmingdale, New York, is incorporating VisiSonics’ technology into a 3D audio conversion kit, giving the company the capability to significantly improve upon the sound available to aviators in current and future aircrafts. The effect will be to turn what is frequently monaural (mono) sound into physics-based, cutting-edge, 3D sound that increases situational awareness, reduces listener fatigue and improves reaction time.

“Our team at VisiSonics can think of no better application of our RealSpace 3D spatial audio technology than to help improve the safety and performance of our military aviation community and that of our allies,” said Ramani Duraiswami, VisiSonics chief executive officer and co-founder. “We are thrilled to partner with Andrea Systems to fundamentally remake the audio systems of military aircrafts to help improve the pilots’ performance, without the need to overhaul each communication system.”

Andrea Systems manufactures audio amplifiers and intercom systems for the U.S. government and several aircraft manufacturers, including Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Sikorsky Aircraft.

The VisiSonics 3D audio conversion kit will require minimal aircraft modifications or rewiring, allowing for customizations such as a range of coordinate input protocols and head-tracking capabilities. Options include a customized digital interface with stored voice messages and warning systems.

“VisiSonics stands out among 3D spatial audio suppliers, with the reputation, technical capability and level of scientific advancement the military requires for its aircrafts,” said Jen Gloisten, Andrea Systems Engineering Manager. “Andrea Systems is pleased to forge this partnership with VisiSonics, dramatically strengthening audio intelligibility for military aviators.”

RealSpace 3D provides the most accurate digital simulation for superior, immersive real-life acoustics, using physics-based modeling and room-based reflections as well as simultaneous ambisonics and object-based rendering. The technology provides users with improved sound clarity and the ability to discern source location as well as increased situational or spatial awareness. As clarity improves and noise diminishes, aviators require lower headset volume, therefore protecting their ears from potential hearing loss.

About VisiSonics

VisiSonics is a 3D spatial audio technology company with a complete suite of products that enhance end-users’ performance and experience. Our offerings include 3D audio rendering, capture and analysis, and personalization software as well as acoustic measurement and visualization solutions.

VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semiconductor manufacturers, game developers and the military. Our acoustic measurement and visualization solutions for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and industrial noise detection are used by top auto manufacturers, leading research institutions and the military.

Millions worldwide rely on VisiSonics. Learn more at www.visisonics.com.

VisiSonics Announces New Website

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VisiSonics Corporation is proud to announce the launch of our new website as part of our brand evolution.

The new website makes it easy for customers to find the right 3D spatial audio solution for their specific business or application: 3D spatial audio rendering, capture and personalization licensing packages, as well as acoustic visualization and measurement.

VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semi-conductor manufacturers, game developers and the military. Our acoustic measurement and visualization solutions for NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) and industrial noise detection are also used by the military, in addition to top auto manufacturers and leading research institutions.

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CEVA, Beken and VisiSonics Announce Reference Design for 3D Spatial Audio in Headsets and TWS Earbuds

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Companies collaborate to bring complete 3D spatial audio hardware and software solution to consumer electronics OEMs and ODMs

Rockville, MD., – September 30, 2021  – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, together with Beken Corporation, a key player in wireless communication solutions, and VisiSonics, the technology leader in 3D spatial audio technologies, today announced the availability of a complete 3D audio reference design for the rapid deployment of headsets and True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds supporting spatial audio for use in gaming, multimedia and conferencing.

The reference design leverages Beken’s BK3288X Bluetooth Audio SoC series featuring the CEVA-X2 Audio DSP running VisiSonics’ RealSpace® 3D audio software, together with CEVA’s MotionEngine™ Hear head tracking algorithms. This highly-optimized hardware plus software solution offers OEMs and ODMs a cost-effective, ready-to-deploy SoC with best-in-class performance, using any audio encoding format, to introduce best-in-class 3D audio hearing experience for VR, AR and the new generation of motion-aware earbuds. The single chip-based reference design provides a self-sufficient 3D audio solution, fully residing on the headset side, eliminating the need for a 3D audio rendering engine on the host device, which also enables a lower latency design.

“We are pleased to partner with CEVA and Beken to create a reference design that includes our industry-leading RealSpace 3D Audio technology,” said Dr. Ramani Duraiswami, CEO, VisiSonics. “Our joint reference design offers consumer electronics OEMs and ODMs a complete hardware and software solution to add 3D spatial audio to their product line of headsets and TWS earbuds.”

“Over the past decade, we have been at the forefront of the wireless audio revolution, powering hundreds of millions of Bluetooth-enabled audio devices,” said Weifeng Wang, VP of Engineering, Beken Corporation. “Spatial audio brings the wireless audio user experience to the next level and we’re pleased to partner with CEVA and VisiSonics to make it easy for our customers to leverage this exciting new technology in a cost-effective, power-efficient turnkey offering. We look forward to see the innovative use cases that the mass market adoption of spatial audio will drive for the audio, gaming and AR/VR industries.”

“Spatial audio is an incredibly hot market right now, as the Android and PC ecosystems look to build on the industry momentum behind its use in music and gaming to create immersive audio experiences,” said Moshe Sheier, Vice President of Marketing at CEVA. “Our collaboration with Beken and VisiSonics aims to help OEMs and ODMs address this burgeoning market with a fully-featured, self-sufficient turnkey solution for spatial audio that can be rapidly deployed in headsets and earbuds.”

Availability
The 3D Audio Reference Design is available now directly from CEVA, and the associated software package combining VisiSonics’ RealSpace 3D audio with CEVA’s MotionEngine™ Hear is available now for licensing by CEVA and VisiSonics.

About VisiSonics
VisiSonics is a 3D spatial audio technology company with a complete suite of products that enhances end-users’ performance and overall experience by increasing situation or spatial awareness, reducing listener fatigue and improving reaction time. Our offer includes 3D audio rendering, capture and analysis, and personalization software as well as acoustic visualization and measurement solutions. VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semi-conductor manufacturers, game developers and the military. For more information, please visit www.VisiSonics.com.

About Beken
Beken Corporation (SSE: 603068) was founded in December 2004 by a technical team from Silicon Valley of the United States. It focuses on application field of intelligent transportation and smart home, which is a well-known listed enterprise in the design field of wireless connection chip design for the Internet of Things in China.

Since it was established, the company has complete wireless communication product platform after 16 years of accumulation of products and technology, supporting rich wireless protocols and communication standards. It provides chips of wireless connection system level (SOC) with low power consumption and high performance for RF receiver and transmitter and integrated microprocessor for domestic and foreign customers including many world-famous brands, and also provides complete wireless communication solutions for intelligent transportation and Internet of Things and other applications. Visit www.bekencorp.com.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies for a smarter, safer, connected world. We provide Digital Signal Processors, AI engines, wireless platforms, cryptography cores and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and artificial intelligence. These technologies are offered in combination with our Intrinsix turnkey chip design services, helping our customers address their most complex and time-critical integrated circuit design projects. Leveraging our technologies and chip design skills, many of the world’s leading semiconductors, system companies and OEMs create power-efficient, intelligent, secure and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial, aerospace & defense and IoT.

Our DSP-based solutions include platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low-power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit (“IMU”) solutions for markets including hearables, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls and IoT. For wireless IoT, our platforms for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax), Ultra-wideband (UWB) and NB-IoT are the most broadly licensed connectivity platforms in the industry.

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VisiSonics Announces Game Audio Partnership with THX

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VisiSonics proudly announces an exciting partnership with THX, the gold standard in high-fidelity entertainment experiences, to develop the first-ever suite of THX-compatible 3D audio plug-ins for developers. Using the THX Spatial Audio tools, powered by VisiSonics’ technology, developers can easily create and render in real-time immersive, industry-leading 3D sound.

Personalized Sound for an Enhanced Gaming Experience

Recently announced at Razer DevCon 2021, VisiSonics’ plug-ins for Wwise, Unity and Unreal truly take gaming to the next level by accurately simulating the physics of how sound travels through space. Our tech features the leading-edge science of Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF), which is how each individual ear receives sound from a point in space. The shape and size of each person’s head and ears creates a distinctive audio pattern – near, far, up, down, left, and right – that is unique to each person.

VisiSonics’ licensed 3D audio solutions offer the most personalized gaming experience possible today. Our immersive, real-life acoustics significantly increase situational awareness, reduce listener fatigue, and improve reaction time. The physics behind our pioneering technology include room-based reflections, simultaneous ambisonics, and object-based rendering combined with our expertise in HRTF and machine-based learning.

With VisiSonics’ exciting THX partnership for compatible plug-ins, developers can now easily and quickly create fully optimized sound customized to each gamer’s individual’s ear shape for the ultimate personalized experience.

Developers, enroll for select access to the THX Spatial Audio game development tools.

Pioneering 3D Spatial Audio

At VisiSonics, we’ve been developing HRTF personalization for over a decade. As the industry pioneer in physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology, our leading-edge acoustic measurement and visualization solutions are used by millions worldwide from gaming and consumer brands to research, the auto industry, and the military.

Learn how VisiSonics uses HRTF to personalize the gaming experience with 3D audio.

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USM Maryland Momentum Fund Invests $500,000 in VisiSonics

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The investment completes a financing round of more than $3.5 million for the University of Maryland-affiliated company developing spatial and personalized audio solutions

Baltimore, Md. (Nov. 30, 2020) – The University System of Maryland (USM) Momentum Fund has invested $500,000 in College Park-based VisiSonics Corporation, an early stage company that develops spatial audio technology and personalization software for audio playback, as well as hardware and software for audio capture and analytics, fund officials announce today.

This investment completes a financing round of $3.5 million for VisiSonics led by an audio company with ties to the music, cinema and gaming markets, according to Ramani Duraiswami, Founder and CEO of the company.

“We are thrilled to work with the Momentum Fund to help bring cutting-edge audio technology from Maryland to the rest of the world,” said Duraiswami. “Our goal is to build VisiSonics into a household name in audio, personalizing and enhancing sound for everyone. This and other investments will help us to do so.”

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CEVA and VisiSonics Bring 3D Spatial Audio to True Wireless Earbuds and Headphones for the Ultimate Hearing Experience

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Companies collaborate to develop high precision 3D spatial audio embedded solution optimized for hearables, combining RealSpace® 3D audio software from VisiSonics with CEVA’s low power audio and sensor hub DSPs and MotionEngine™ head tracking algorithms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, and VisiSonics, a developer of best-in-class, patented 3D spatial audio technologies, announced today that the companies have collaborated closely together to develop a comprehensive 3D spatial audio solution for embedded devices, including true wireless audio (TWS) earbuds, headphones and other hearables.

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