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Sonic Personalization with HARMAN

HARMAN ISZ personalises audio options in luxury vehicles.

“I don’t want this radio channel”, ” Shh, I can’t hear the sat nav”, “I’m trying to make a phone call here!” are the normal conversations had within many car journeys when it’s more than just the driver present but HARMAN have created the perfect solution.

HARMAN set the standards for exclusive vehicle acoustic experiences and have solved the in-car audio disputes with their Individual Sound Zones (ISZ) technology which enables drivers and passengers to create sonic zones between themselves to create a personalised audio experiences using sonic personalization.

From navigation commands to phone calls to music, HARMAN’s ISZ ensures that all those present in the vehicle hear only what is important to them.  Using innovative acoustic design combining it with advanced technology of complementary digital signal processing it optimises acoustic output to increase passenger enjoyment.

HARMAN create a personalised acoustics tailored to the customers specification.
The ISZ works to create a unique acoustic experience tailored for each individual.

How does it work?

By adding additional headrest speakers equipped with micro speaker technology and thin and flat Electro Dynamic Planar Loudspeakers in the vehicle ceiling, the digital signal processing can be adjusted by the passengers to customise the audio experience. Each configuration can be customised to suit the vehicle layout and cabin design along with the vehicle type.

ISZ Technology can be integrated into any HARMAN in-car audio system via the amplifier with brands and with automotive partners including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler to name but a few , it’s a must have to add that extra wow and personal factor to your luxury motor.

“Individual Sound Zones help automakers to create cars that are more than ‘people movers’. By creating a unique listening experience for each passenger, driving becomes a true auditory journey,” said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN.

Further information on what HARMAN can offer you can be seen on their website.