Harman Professional announced the opening of its Technology Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 50,000-square-foot facility employs 165 and houses the company’s Signal Processing Business Unit Professional Systems Development and Integration Group, responsible for the development of HiQnet networking software, Corporate Technology Group, and the Harman Professional Training Center. The facility is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in the high-tech South Jordan RiverPark area of Salt Lake City.
“By bringing our resources and our talented engineering, design and research staff under one roof we have created a world-class facility that will enable us to be more efficient in all elements of our day-to-day operations than ever before,” said T.J. Smith, General Manager, Harman Professional Signal Processing Business Unit.
Harman Professional’s Signal Processing Unit develops and supports professional audio products used by musicians, studios, houses of worship, theaters and large venues such as stadiums, arenas and convention centers. Their iconic brands include Lexicon, dbx, BSS Audio and DigiTech. The technology developed at Harman Signal Processing is also used in larger audio systems applications for other Harman brands JBL Professional, Crown Audio, Soundcraft, and Studer.
Harman’s Corporate Technology Group leads the company’s cutting-edge research efforts and the development of Harman International products and technologies. The Harman Signal Processing Business Unit is responsible for product engineering, development, sales, marketing and administration of the DigiTech, Lexicon Pro, dbx and BSS Audio brands.
The Harman Professional Training Center was created to train audio professionals in the use of the company’s products and HiQNet audio system control software. The Center includes four studios/sound rooms, provides in-depth, instructor-led training and also provides the opportunity for professional certification for Harman products and systems. Designed and engineered with input from Harman team members from various departments, the building will allow for greater operational collaboration in order to meet the needs of Harman customers who are moving to more systems-based solutions.
“Harman Professional is evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers worldwide,” said John Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager, HARMAN Amplifier and Signal Processing Business Units. “This facility underscores our commitment to investing in our employees and providing them with the resources to build, service and support the best professional audio products available.”
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Harman Professional opens new Technology Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
May 27 2014, 10:38
Harman Professional new Technology and Signal Processing Business Unit Facility in Salt Lake City, will enhance operational efficiency and provide Harman Professional staff with world-class resources with a new 50,000-square-foot Technology Center. The new building replaces the existing Sandy, Utah operation and will serve as headquarters for more than 160 employees, overseeing company-wide R&D for all brands.