CES 2015, LAS VEGAS – HARMAN, the premium global audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group (NYSE:HAR), announced today that its Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology has been ported to the Cirrus Logic Smart Codec platform.

Designed to enhance music playback in car audio systems as well as on devices including smartphones, tablets, home audio products, and other portable devices, HARMAN’s Clari-Fi music restoration technology automatically analyzes and improves the audio quality of all types of compressed, digitized music sources, restoring the information lost during the compression process. The Clari-Fi algorithm identifies which music sources have been compressed and, in real time, restores playback to the full listening experience.

The Cirrus Logic WM8281 is a highly-integrated, low power audio system that combines a quad-core DSP with a flexible, high-performance CODEC including Always-on Voice, multi-mic wideband noise reduction, high-performance acoustic echo cancellation, speech enhancement, advanced media enhancement, and much more.

Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN’s Lifestyle Division, said, “We are delighted to seamlessly integrate our revolutionary Clari-Fi audio technology onto the Cirrus Logic WM8281 Smart Codec platform, providing global device manufacturers with an easy-to-implement solution that addresses the growing demand for uncompromising audio performance regardless of the quality of the audio source.”


HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.  HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.