Dirac Research granted patent in Japan for Dirac Unison®

Dirac Unison enables multiple loudspeakers within a sound system to work optimally together, creating a “super speaker” made up of several individual speakers, while also providing active sound treatment to ensure the best possible sound experience.

Uppsala, Sweden – November 8, 2016, Swedish audio technology provider Dirac Research today announces that the company has recently been granted patent protection in Japan regarding its unique and innovative technology for advanced digital multi-speaker optimization, called Dirac Unison®.

The Japanese Patent Office granted Japanese Patent 5957137 to Dirac Research with regard to “an audio controller that enables an extended pre-compensation strategy for improving the reproduction of stereo or multi-channel audio material over multiple loudspeakers”.

“Japan is well known for technology innovations and also for its strict requirements on patents. We are pleased that Dirac Unison is regarded as a unique invention in Japan,” noted Dr. Mathias Johansson, CEO of Dirac. “With stronger patent protection, we are looking forward to seeing Dirac technologies featured in a broader range of products in Japan. Our Japanese partners include Pioneer and Fujitsu-Ten, and other partners such as Harman also serve the Japanese market.”

Dirac Unison uses groundbreaking signal processing methods to move beyond the traditional understanding of digital room correction. The technology was developed for manufacturers who want to be on the absolute cutting edge of high performance audio, including leading automotive and high performance audio manufacturers. The first commercial application of Dirac Unison™ is in the B&W premium audio system for Volvo XC90 cars and it was recently awarded “Best audio system – cars over £25,000” by the inaugural Car Tech Awards.