Bang & Olufsen A/S

Struer, DK         Website

Bang & Olufsen (BEO) develops a highly distinctive and exclusive range of televisions, loudspeakers, headphones, and multimedia products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal. For more than 90 years the brand has been globally renowned for its acoustics, design and craftsmanship.

Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to developing functional and beautiful high-quality audio products. This remains the foundation for the company and over the last 90 years, Bang & Olufsen has developed its expertise through practice and cooperation with external partners. The long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strong commitment to product innovation and development have made the brand globally-renowned for its core capabilities within acoustics, design and craftsmanship. Today, Bang & Olufsen’s product portfolio epitomises seamless media experiences in the home and on the move, for the family and for the individual.

Acoustics & Research team

The Research Group involved in RealVision is the “Acoustics & Research” team of Bang & Olufsen’s R&D department. With a staff of 30+ engineers and researchers - including 3 associate professors from Aalborg University employed for 20% of their time at Bang & Olufsen, plus 2 PhD and 1 PostDoc projects externally funded - the team has been actively involved in both internal and collaborative research projects, since 1972. Applied research is performed in areas of sound and multimodal perception, signal processing, sound field synthesis and rendering, machine learning, UX/UI and electroacoustics. The department has world class facilities in the form of several listening rooms (IEC standard), one anechoic chamber, one 12mx12mx13m space for acoustic measurements plus associated measuring equipment. In addition, Bang & Olufsen have recently set up in new facilities offering an extended range of possibilities for conducting research activities and developing innovative products.

http://www.realvision-itn.eu/institutions/beo
19 OCTOBER 2019