Iosono opens China office
CHINA: Following a number of Iosono sound installations in China, the manufacturer has expanded its presence in the country by establishing an office on the ground: Iosono China. Iosono and its partner SWD Group, a division of microphone manufacturer sE Electronics, signed an article of agreement to establish the new joint venture company. The company will start operation already in June 2013 and will coordinate local dealers and installation partners for future Iosono sound system installations in China.
‘After opening the Iosono-SWD 3D Sound Studio last year, we received immensely positive feedback by our visitors,’ commented Siwei Zou, CEO of SWD. ‘Founding Iosono China is the next logical step in establishing 3D audio in our country.’
Over the coming weeks, the Iosono China team will be built. Following this, the company’s working plan includes the organisation of 3D sound conferences, performances and the production of 3D audio visual short movies.
One of the first projects from Iosono China will be the planning and installation of a new 3D sound lab for China Academy of Art. China Academy of Art is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in China and has recently opened its new 3D Audio Visual Institute. This will serve as an interactive, communicative and collaborative platform to promote and further develop 3D audio-visual technology in China.
Iosono China is a supporting partner for the Institute, providing support in projects and the Institute’s research and teaching programme. ‘China is a strong growth market for Iosono and we find it important to expand our presence and partner network in the country,’ stated Olaf Stepputat, CEO of Iosono. ‘We’re proud to help establish 3D sound in China and look forward to new exciting projects.’