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14 July, 2006 - 16:34 By Staff Reporter

NXT enters into Chinese alliance

NXT in Huntingdon has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese manufacturer Shinhint Acoustic Link Holdings Limited based on the production of NXT’s balanced radiator technology.

 

Applications of the technology include circular or high-aspect ratio drive units, which can be manufactured in a manner similar to conventional loudspeakers.

The principal benefits are improved sound quality, enhanced freedom of design and, potentially, lower cost.

The strategic partnership will involve financial investment and technical input from both parties. The balanced-radiator drive units produced by the agreement will be available for multiple applications.

Founded in 1990 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Shinhint is a leading original design and equipment manufacturer of electro-acoustic components serving several internationally renowned customers in the consumer electronics industry.

It makes loudspeaker drive units as well as finished products for customers in the multimedia, home audio, gaming, personal communications, wireless and automotive markets.

Shinhint’s modern manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China, employs more than 4,300 people, while its sales offices in Japan and North America enable it to support its major customers at close proximity.

Shinhint also operates a modern, purpose-designed research and development centre in Shenzhen, China, and a sales and marketing office in Hong Kong close to NXT’s own facility.

NXT is also now a star of the silver screen and has given a new meaning to the term ‘talkies.’

The company has confirmed the launch of the ASS-60AK speaker screen from Authentic Ltd – the world’s first front projection screen using NXT’s SoundVu technology to produce sound directly from the screen itself.

Inspired by movie lovers’ need for high resolution projectors, screens and audio systems to create higher quality home cinemas, the screen brings to life a larger, more dynamic audio visual experience.

The ASS-60AK is constructed from a woven fabric that is able to produce high frequencies that most other fabrics would absorb.

NXT’s technology enables the projection screen to become a loudspeaker by ‘exciting’ the surface.

Vibrations are undetectable to the naked eye so image quality is preserved while producing high quality sound.

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