Broadcast manufacturer TSL Professional Products Ltd. (PPL), has acquired surround sound microphone and audio processing technology manufacturer SoundField Ltd. The announcement was made at IBC2012 today. “The addition of SoundField to the TSL PPL fold couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL PPL. “With TSL PPL audio monitors becoming a standard fixture in many broadcast production facilities, particularly our Touchmix and PAM family of products, which are synonymous with surround sound, we can now bring a more complete offering to market and further our mission to help our customers deliver the highest quality sound to the viewer at home.”
Pieter Schillebeeckx, head of research and development for SoundField, Ltd, said the acquisition is great news for SoundField. “I am very excited about this acquisition and don’t think we could have put the future of SoundField’s legacy in better hands. The established global sales and marketing of TSL PPL will greatly improve the visibility of our unique microphone and upmix products worldwide. And the extensive manufacturing and design expertise of TSL PPL, combined with SoundField’s know-how, will ensure SoundField’s tradition of creating high-quality 5.1 audio equipment will continue to thrive and develop.” Customer support, marketing and sales will be resourced from TSL PPL. Effective immediately, orders for SoundField products can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, as TSL PPL has initiated efforts to increase product supply moving forward.
In related news, TSL PPL is also launching its new PAM PiCo compact standalone audio and loudness meter. No bigger than a smartphone, PAM PiCo handles stereo or 5.1 metering with an array of user-selectable bargraphs, moving coil emulation and DK Technologies’ StarFish surround sound displays for use in diverse audio monitoring applications. Built around proprietary hardware, the PAM PiCo does not rely on a third party consumer electronics platform and is self-contained, requiring only power and media to function.