August 12, 2011 – For Immediate Release
ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series amplifiers have been selected for use in the Ultra Electroncs HyperSpike Mass Notification Systems that are found in both civilian and military applilcations to deliver loud, long-range acoustic voice and alarm communications.
Designed by Wattre Corporation and manufactured by Ultra Electronics – USSI, the MA-1 HyperSpike devices deliver extremely loud, highly intelligible voice communications and alert signals over distances of more than a mile and a half. HyperSpike is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world record holder for loudest electro-acoustic projection device at 182.2dB at 1 meter.
"Our unique technology revolves around the discovery that audio energy can be focused," stated Curt Graber, President of Wattre Corporation. "The HyperSpike speaker designs are extremely effective at projecting loud, clear signals over long distances. When we looked for a suitable amplifier for our Mass Notification products, we chose the Crown I-Tech HD Series for its performance, long-term dependability and also its light weight, which was an important factor in the design specification for this product."
HyperSpike models are in service with various domestic and international military, private and law enforcement users. Notable users include the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, the French Navy, the Malaysian Navy and many other organizations.
Ultra Electronics - USSI (www.Ultra-Ussi.com) is a global and innovative supplier of highly intelligible, ruggedized, light weight, long range directional and omni-directional acoustic communication systems. Being deployed word-wide and in combat theaters throughout the globe, the ever expanding and versatile portfolio of products are used in diverse applications such as naval and commercial maritime security, tactical mobile military scenarios, military base perimeter protection, advanced warning and notification, border and port security, law enforcement, crowd control, mass notification, fire services and more. Our business is protecting lives and property with the use of sound technology. HyperSpike® – Protection at the Speed of Sound.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2011. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.