DENSO TEN, a leading automotive audio, video, navigation and control manufacturer, recently presented Dirac with its Technical Achievement Award at an event held in Kobe, Japan. The Technical Achievement Award is the highest technology honor among the 16 awards that are annually presented to DENSO TEN’s leading suppliers and partners.
According to Satoshi Iwata, President and Representative Director of DENSO TEN, Dirac was awarded its highest recognition for technical achievement because of its successful “reproduction of accurate sound in vehicles by development of impulse response technology and has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the marketability of DENSO TEN’s products.”
Dirac Co-founder and CEO Dr. Mathias Johansson, in accepting the award on behalf of the entire Dirac engineering and product development team, noted that, “This award further validates that digital sound optimization is increasingly critical to the automotive entertainment experience, and that Dirac is leading the industry in developing the pioneering solutions that are establishing a new expectation in terms of automotive audio. We’re honored to have our engineering and product development acknowledged by such an exacting partner in DENSO TEN.”
Dirac is the global leader in digitally optimized sound experiences for automotive audio systems. Vehicle cabins are one of the most acoustically-challenged environments, with a mix of reflections, absorption and resonant behavior, combined with various seating locations and less-than-ideal placement of multiple speakers at differing distances from each occupant.
Dirac’s digital solutions optimize the audio performance of the speaker system and mitigate against these challenges – to thereby provide pristine sound with improved staging and imaging throughout the entire cabin, irrespective of seating location.
Dirac and DENSO TEN have partnered since 2014 to equip the company’s automotive infotainment systems with sophisticated digital audio solutions.
Dirac’s complete suite of automotive digital audio optimization solutions includes Dirac Unison, Dirac Live, Dirac Virtual Center, Dirac Harmony, Dirac Active Attenuation and Dirac Panorama Sound. Its reference automotive industry customers include Bentley, Rolls Royce, Harman, Volvo, BMW, and BYD, amongst others. To learn more about Dirac’s automotive audio solutions, visit www.dirac.com/automotive-audio.