3/12/2003 - Peak Audio, the Commercial Audio Products business of Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), announced an agreement with Harman Pro Group for its brands BSS AudioTM, CrownTM, dbxTM, DODTM, DigiTechTM, JBL ProfessionalTM and Soundcraft" to license and use Peak Audio’s CobraNetTM -technology in Harman Pro Group audio products. This agreement extends the use of CobraNet to the entire range of Harman Pro Group audio products. CobraNet, developed and marketed by Peak, is the professional audio industry’s leading technology for distributing uncompressed, real-time, digital audio over a Fast Ethernet network.
“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with one of the premier names in the audio industry and to see CobraNet technology represented in the some of the finest audio products available worldwide,” said Rich Zwiebel, vice president, Commercial Audio, Cirrus Logic. “CobraNet utilization in such products as Prosys PS-8810 from BSS and the Crown IQ PIP USP2/CN has helped to raise the standard for distributed, real-time digital audio, and we are hopeful that this agreement is the beginning of more world-class applications of CobraNet technology worldwide.”
BSS and Crown International currently offer products that utilize the CobraNet technology. With the addition of its other professional brands, Harman Pro Group can expand its utilization of CobraNet technology, allowing additional products to be interfaced via CobraNet technology.
Cirrus Logic acquired the assets of Peak Audio, a leading provider of audio networking solutions, in 2001.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of high-performance analog and DSP chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics that allow people to see, hear, connect, and enjoy digital entertainment. Building on its global market share leadership in audio integrated circuits and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, the company targets mainstream audio, video and Internet entertainment applications in the consumer entertainment market. Cirrus operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with sites located in California and Colorado, as well as offices in Europe, Japan and Asia.
Cirrus LogicTM and CobraNetTM are trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. BSS AudioTM, CrownTM, dbxTM, DODTM, DigiTechTM, JBL ProfessionalTM and SoundcraftTM are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
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