Pearl Mikrofonlaboratorium AB Swedish manufacturer of high end microphones. Originally founded in 1941 by Rune Rosander as a manufacturer of crystal microphones and was originally located in Spånga, but Hr. Rosander had invented a new method of growing crystals that was considered superior to what was available on the market at the time. Incorporated in 1943 and moved into the manufacture of dynamic mics in the early 50's and into the manufacture of condensator mics in 1958. The company was split into 2 in 1978 with the R&D organisation continuing under the Pearl name while the sales and manufacturing where handled by a new company called CTAB which sold microphones under the MiLab name, but Pearl restarded production of microphones under their own name in 1984 when CTAB was sold to Bilsom and later emerged as Milab. The company was taken over by husband and wife team of Bernt & Margita Malmqvist in 1993, but Bernt had been working as at the company since 1954 including a stint at Milab as a production manager. Homepage:http://www.pearl.se. Distributed in Austria by Scmidton, in Germany by Ambient Recording and in Iceland by Mix.
Penton Communications Inc. Taiwanese company with production factilities in its home country, France and China that manufacturs PA and commercial audio systems under the AteÔs brand and PA & installation loudspeakers under its own name. Distribution: In Australia and New Zealand by Hills Sound, Vision & Lighting Homepage:http://www.penton.com.tw -- AteÔs Europe. Penton Communications Inc., No 28-2 Ya-Tan Road, Ta-Ya, Taichung, Taiwan. Tel: +886 4 25347103. Fax: +886 4 25347048. AteÔs Europe bv, Sydneystraat 42, 3047BP Rottedam, Holland. Tel: +31 (0)10 2088690. Fax: +31 (0)10 2088699.
Phonic Ear Danish maker of ďassistive listening devicesĒ that is on one hand all kinds of adaptors and hearing aids for those with diminished hearing including some innovative products such as Bluetooth receivers that can mate with phones, hi-fiís, TVís and computers etc., and thus potentially replaceing a number of units. But the company also makes products intended to make spoken word more intelligible for those with fairly minor hearing impairments or even those with full hearing in settings such as classrooms, these are effectively small, specialised, filtered PA systems. Homepage:http://www.phonicear.com. Phonic Ear A/S, Kongebakken 9, DK-2765 SmÝrum, Denmark. Tel: +45 3917 7101. E-Mail: mail |at| phonicear.com.