Turtle Beach has achieved another significant breakthrough with its HyperSound® technology, as it is now able to create directional audio using a transparent pane of glass. This latest innovation opens the doors for exploration into future glass-based directional audio products and applications in the consumer, commercial and hearing healthcare spaces, including potentially integrating into desktop monitors, commercial displays, desktop speakers, automotive dashboard glass to provide audio warnings directly at the driver, and pretty much anywhere there’s glass there’s a potential for audio.
HyperSound technology is a fundamentally new approach to sound delivery that generates a highly directional, narrow beam of audio in the air. Similar to how a flashlight directs a beam of light, HyperSound directs a beam of audio to targeted listeners in a specific spot, delivering an immersive, 3D-like audio experience. HyperSound Glass is similar in design to touchscreen glass, where there are multiple layers of transparent materials and electronics working in conjunction with the glass. For HyperSound Glass, the glass pane is layered with a set of transparent films allowing it to generate a beam of ultrasound that, through Turtle Beach’s digital processing, delivers crisp, clear audio to the targeted listener.