Soundchip to offer leading 3D spatial sound technology for passenger entertainment

Leading 3D spatial sound technology from Illusonic to complement Soundchip’s HD-PA® solutions for passenger entertainment

Aircraft Interiors Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, 27 March 2012 – Soundchip SA, a Swiss based innovator in audio systems technology and originator of the High Definition Personal Audio (HD-PA) Reference, today announced that it is partnering with Illusonic GmbH, a global leader in spatial sound processing, to integrate a proprietary version of their 3D Spatial Sound Technology in new HD-PA compliant audio solutions designed for passenger entertainment.

Illusonic 3D Spatial Sound Technology renders an enthralling binaural sound experience from stereo, matrix encoded, and 5.1 channel media and unlike other less capable virtual surround solutions can separate sound content into different components to create an authentic sound stage without timbral and temporal artifacts.

Mark Donaldson, Soundchip’s CEO, said, “Soundchip has a wealth of experience in the design of High-Definition Personal Audio solutions for consumer applications and passenger entertainment systems. In partnering with Illusonic we gain exclusive access to important 3D Spatial Sound Technology that has been qualified by independent experts as the best in the business.”

“Illusonic is thrilled to be working alongside Soundchip and supporting the development of HD-PA compliant audio solutions. Illusonic 3D Spatial Sound Technology provides an additional and exciting layer of enhancement that we are confident will be well received by customers”, said Christof Faller, CEO of Illusonic GmbH.

Soundchip is presenting several HD-PA audio concepts for passenger entertainment in private-session at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition, 27-29 March 2012, in Hamburg, Germany.