NXT big thing at CES

Audio solutions provider NXT supplied speaker drive units for flat panel televisions presented by four major manufacturers at the Consumer Electronics Show held last week in Las Vegas.

Huntingdon-based NXT’s key product at the show was its Balanced Radiator (BR) speaker drive units, a high performance audio solution that combines conventional loudspeaker principals with NXT’s flat panel speaker technology. Two brands presented pre-production BR-equipped televisions ranging in size from 32” to 52” due for launch on to the market in 2008. Two further exhibitors demonstrated prototype televisions fitted with the space saving BR drive units developed in collaboration with Shinhint Acoustic Holdings.

Other NXT products were unveiled at CES including a BR-equipped professional desktop conference system from communications specialist Tech-Vision and portable speaker products from computer peripherals brand Targus. US Company Marcato introduced its Outdoor Sound and Solar Light system based on NXT’s SurfaceSound technology, enabling it to operate outside year-round without maintenance.

NXT chief executive officer Peter Thoms said: ‘The progress we’ve made with Balanced Radiator was underlined by the strength of the brands presenting products equipped with our technology at CES. A number of key BR product launches are scheduled for 2008 across various consumer electronics categories and we expect further announcements in due course.’