LRAD CORPORATION

LRAD CORPORATION

Previous company name
AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Name change date
3/25/2010
Company Overview
American Technology Corporation (ATC) is a leading provider of direct sound solutions. The company was founded in 1980 and recapitalized in 1992. The registered head office of the company is located in San Diego, California.
ATC specializes in controlling sound, shaping sound, and directing sound. The company’s product line includes HyperSonic Sound (HSS) , SoundSaber, NeoPlanar and Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). Fuirthermore, HSS products features ultrasonic energy (similar to a beam of light) to focus sound to an intended listener. NeoPlanar and SoundSaber products put out an intelligible column of sound and are used in outdoor and in-building mass communication systems. LRAD is a high-intensity directional acoustic array designed for long-range communication and unmistakable warning. The company offers its engineering sound solutions to the commercial, government, and military sectors.
Business Summary
LRAD Corporation, formerly American Technology Corporation is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of directed sound technologies and products. The Company develops and delivers directed acoustic products that beam, focus and control sound over short and long distances. It offers a variety of directional sound products, which meet a range of requirements from communicating with and deterring threats over distances up to 300 meters with its hand-held LRAD 100X to distances greater than 1,500 meters with its LRAD-RX. In June 2010, it formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Parametric Sound Corporation (Parametric), to facilitate the planned spin-off of its Hypersonic Sound (HSS) business as a stand-alone company.
Description and history
LRAD Corporation, formerly American Technology Corporation is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of directed sound technologies and products. The Company develops and delivers directed acoustic products that beam, focus and control sound over short and long distances. It offers a variety of directional sound products, which meet a range of requirements from communicating with and deterring threats over distances up to 300 meters with its hand-held LRAD 100X to distances greater than 1,500 meters with its LRAD-RX. In June 2010, it formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Parametric Sound Corporation (Parametric), to facilitate the planned spin-off of its Hypersonic Sound (HSS) business as a stand-alone company.

LRAD

The LRAD creates a directed acoustic beam using minimal power to communicate at operational ranges with authority and intelligibility even in high ambient noise environments. LRAD hailing, notification and warning systems feature a 15 to 30 degree acoustic beam and a range of over 1,500 meters. The LRAD also features a rugged construction that allows the product to meet the stringent environmental requirements of military applications. LRAD can emit voice commands, prerecorded messages in multiple languages or deterrent tones to create a safety zone allowing operators to determine the intent, influence the behavior and gain compliance from approaching vessels, vehicles or personnel.

The LRAD-X product line provides a range of systems from single man portable to permanently installed, remotely operated infrastructure protection. The LRAD-X series includes LRAD 1000X, LRAD 500X, LRAD 300X, LRAD 100X and LRAD-RX. LRAD 1000X selected by the United States Navy as its AHD for its Block 0 program of the Shipboard Protection System can be manually operated to provide long distance hailing and warning with intelligible communication. This unit is available in both fully-integrated and remotely-operated electronics. LRAD 100X is a battery powered portable system designed for use in a variety of mass notification, law enforcement and commercial security applications. It is suited for short-range perimeter security and communications. LRAD-RX is its prescription for remotely controlled security. It enables system operators to detect and communicate with an intruder over long distances. LRAD-RX features an LRAD 1000X emitter head and an integrated Internet protocol (IP) addressable full pan and tilt drive system for aiming and tracking. LRAD-RX reduces manpower and false alarms while providing a security solution. The LRAD-RX can be operated remotely from anywhere across a Transmission Control Protocol IP (TCP/IP) network enabling system operators to respond to security threats from a safe remote environment. The LRAD-RX is aimed and controlled by pan and tilt drive system. It was designed and engineered to meet the specifications of customers that deploy these devices on large vessels, offshore oil and other platforms. The LRAD-RX can be integrated with a number of other sensors (radar, cameras, etc.) creating an unmanned perimeter security solution.

SoundSaber

The SoundSaber thin film magnetic speaker technology, the product from the Company’s NeoPlanar speaker line, provides clarity throughout the audio range for emergency and mass notification, public address and high-end sound applications. SoundSaber products are based on technology incorporating a thin film magnetic speaker that produces sound of low distortion and high volume. Its SoundSaber line of hardened panels provide intelligibility in acoustic environments, such as hangar bays, industrial buildings, airports and other facilities and are capable of delivering intelligible audio in excess of 500 meters. It offers SoundSaber panels in a variety of sizes for custom installation and packaged for installation in mass notification applications.

The Company competes with IML Sound Commander and Ultra Electronics USSI.

Business Line
Provider of direct sound solutions
Subsidiary
AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS INC.
Advisor
SQUAR, MILNER, PETERSON, MIRANDA & WILLIAMSON, LLP
IPO date
5/9/1997
US SIC Code
3663
Company Address
Suite 100
15378, Avenue of Science
City province or state postal code
92128, SAN DIEGO, CA
Phone: +1 858 676 1112
Fax:
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.lradx.com