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HARMAN Announces New AudioworX Technology Partnership with NTT

Integration of NTT Communication Technologies with HARMAN’s Open Framework Development Tool Will Help Deliver Enhanced In-Cabin Experiences

NOVI, MICHIGAN – JAN 4, 2019 – Launched in January 2018, HARMAN AudioworX™ has taken the limits off of technology-driven in-car user experiences by enabling a constantly expanding community of developers from around the world to contribute their innovative thinking to create, implement, and integrate differentiating next-level car audio solutions—to the greater benefit of all end users. Today, HARMAN is pleased to announce a new AudioworX collaboration with NTT, a leading provider of networking, software communications and cloud computing solutions that will leverage NTT’s intelligent microphone technology to create elevated in-car experiences. 

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With HARMAN AudioworX, developers have an open-framework unified audio platform that enables rapid design of cutting-edge in-vehicle experiences using either HARMAN or their own proprietary software solutions. These help automakers differentiate their brands while giving them the flexibility to quickly and easily adapt to the latest trends in consumer preferences.

Built on HARMAN’s renowned acoustic, signal processing, and user experience (UX) expertise, HARMAN AudioworX provides the backbone for HARMAN’s best, most personalized in-vehicle audio and entertainment experiences, many available today in vehicles from entry-level to luxury. – These include solutions such as Individual Sound Zones (ISZ ™), Virtual Venues, Clari-Fi ® and Quantum Logic Immersion (QLI).

When combined with HARMAN AudioworX, NTT’s beam forming, echo cancellation and other communications technologies can be customized to create highly personalized in-cabin communication and noise management solutions. “NTT brings a level of telecommunications expertise and experience that, when combined with the power and flexibility of the AudioworX platform, helps to unlock an elevated environment for in-car communication,” said Chris Ludwig, Vice President, EPIC Experience Team, Harman Lifestyle Automotive. “In collaborating with NTT, HARMAN is further proving its commitment to creating top-notch in-vehicle experiences for our customers.”

HARMAN AudioworX is available now to OEMs and software developers.

ABOUT NTT

NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, software communications, and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments and societies around the world. NTT Group will deliver convenient, enriched and reliable services to support customers as a “Value Partner” that its customers will continue to select. Today, 88% of Fortune 100 companies rely on NTT Group as their business partner. NTT Group generates over $105 billion in annual revenues, has over 240 data centers and employs more than 275,000 professionals working in 88 countries and regions.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

For more information contact:

Dawn Geary

Senior Manager, Global Communications, Lifestyle Automotive

HARMAN International

Tel: +1 248-463-0921

Dawn.Geary@harman.com

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