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SOUTHERN ACOUSTICS Co., Ltd.
We are experts in the latest audio technology and acoustic measuring technology, and we deal with measuring instruments, audio equipment, and assistive equipment.
We are mainly developing three lines of business with a focus on sound. We develop acoustic measuring equipment for headphones and earphones based on international standards. We offer audio equipment such as dummy head microphones for recording by professionals and high-level amateurs. We also provide assistive equipment using acoustic technology, such as new hearing aid systems for the elderly and the disabled. We have strengths in 3D reproduction technology using headphones, earphones, speakers, etc.
[Company strength] Our representative director Kiyofumi Inanaga conducted the research, development, and commercialization of the world’s first surround headphones when he was with Sony. He is an expert on 3D audio reproduction technology in which speakers, headphones, and digital signal processing are combined. He played a role in establishing the standards for acoustic conversion equipment in Japan and abroad as an International Member of JEITA and IEC/TC100. He has been participating in discussions and negotiations with overseas committee members and equipment manufacturers. He has also been involved in the development of dummy heads for measurement, etc., for himself. Our company is an expert in the latest acoustic technology and acoustic measuring technology. We are a highly specialized technology development type venture group, and we are familiar with the related standards in Japan and abroad. [Business description] 1. Measuring equipment: We research, develop, manufacture, and sell acoustic measuring equipment (dummy heads for measurement, etc.) for headphones and earphones based on IEC International Standards. 2. Audio equipment: We offer dummy head microphones and earphones for recording by professionals and high-level amateurs. These products combine acoustic measuring technology with binaural sound absorbing and reproduction technology. We also research, develop, manufacture, and sell high-resolution audio equipment, etc. 3. Assistive equipment: We research, develop, manufacture, and sell assistive equipment for the elderly, disabled, and infirm by making use of acoustic technology. These devices include new hearing aid systems and new electric artificial larynxes. [Industry] Telecommunication machine tool manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Advantage in technology: We maintain globally top-level technology in various transducers such as speakers, headphones and earphones, exciters, and microphones. We also possess top-level technology in combination with digital signal processing, and specifically 3D reproduction technology using headphones or earphones and speakers. Advantage in products: Our products are created using this kind of technology. Our expert engineer group possesses original technology, and they are fully familiar with the domestic and international standards in this field. We offer unique products that had never existed before, and that are genuinely needed by customers. They enrich daily life for people, and make the customer feel proud of using them. [Representative's message] We hope to manufacture articles that are not made by other companies, that are desired by many people, and that inspire our spirit of Monozukuri craftsmanship. Our goal is to be a modern group of artisans and an ideal factory, fastidious about inheriting the corporate DNA of Sony’s co-founder Masaru Ibuka. Each of the world’s SMEs has a key person who supports the enterprise with unique and excellent technology without slipping into self-complacency. We think we can manufacture globally second-to-none products by closely cooperating with these companies, just like weaving textiles. We are proud of the craftsmanship that achieves such unique products. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] We are now engaging in collaboration with other companies from the development stage in order to advance transactions with major companies and to plan for overseas business expansion. We always think about not slipping into self-complacency in our Monozukuri craftsmanship. In our human resources development we promote recruiting excellent staff members for our future business development. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] [Media] NHK E-tele, “Great genius! TV-kun” (August 2012), TBS, “The world which is not known to Matsuko: Earphones” (August 2013), TV Tokyo, WBS (January 2014). [Authorization/Certification] Next Generation Ventures of Kanagawa selection (2012). [Joint research and development] Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo, and Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] We have delivered our products to: Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA), UL Japan, Panasonic, Sony, Audio-Technica, Technica Fukui (now Audio-Technica Fukui), Onkyo, Canon, Hosiden, Pioneer, Tohoku Pioneer, Kyocera, Yamaha Corporation, etc.
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