Literally; one day you get a request from a customer asking for a recommendation on “directional audio” capabilty and the very next day (before you can even Google “directional audio”) you get in your inbox an email from a company offering same said capability saying how much they enjoy your blog, and I quote…
Panphonics is a directional audio company working in a variety of digital signage applications so I always find the industry news you provide quite helpful in identifying upcoming trends.
I kid you not and I do not jest!!!
I am doing some research at the moment and will report back on the capability very soon.
Hypersonic speakers are usually used for directional audio – they project a beam of ultrasonic sound and you hear nothing unless you are in the beam.
I understand that you also have to aim it at an absorbent surface or it will bounce. Technology like this though does have great applications for museums, galleries and POS.
Apart from Panphonics there appear to be two other manufacturers: –
- American Technology Corp
- Holosonic Research Labs