HARMAN develops solutions to enable seamless, connected lifestyles for the home, car, stage and enterprise through its leading audio products, infotainment systems, software and connected services.
HARMAN is addressing today’s connected consumers and enterprises in a variety of ways. Our business is organized around four segments.
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2010 - CURRENT
HARMAN Recognized as Winner of 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Intelligent Systems & Services (IoT)
Partners with Baidu in China for Carlife connectivity solution.
HARMAN wins 3rd Grammy®
Introduces Individual Sound Zone technology for automotive interiors.
HARMAN Connected Services developed the first dual-sided smartphone for Yota
Premieres its award‐winning documentary film, "Distortion of Sound".
JBL introduces Flip
2000 - 2009
Founding member of AVNU Alliance for Ethernet networking
Introduces HALOsonic line of automotive sound management solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles
HARMAN Connected Services joins OHA and enables Android for the CDMA market
JBL one of the first to release audio docks for iPod
HARMAN enables first Bluetooth wireless connectivity in the car
Three JBL engineers receive Academy Awards
1990 - 1999
HK Soundsticks debut at MOMA
Founding member of MOST Cooperative, the defacto standard for in‐vehicle multimedia networks
First car radio/CD/navigation system
AKG binaural products used on Mir Space Station
1980 - 1989
DigiTech Whammy, first foot-controlled pitch shifting guitar pedal
Martin lights up the dance floor with disco lights and fog machines
JBL in Lincoln Town Car premiers as first OEM branded car audio system
George Lucas selects JBL to develop the first THX licensed theater audio system
Crown taps JBL to develop first THX licensed system
1970 - 1979
Becker launches first car cassette radio
DBX brings realism of live performance to recorded music
JBL co-develops the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead
1960 - 1969
JBL powers first of three Woodstocks
1950 - 1959
Harman Kardon releases the world’s first stereo receiver
Sydney Harman buys out Bernard Kardon and creates Harman International
AKG invents world’s first dynamic cardioid microphone
Harman Kardon Introduces First FM Tuner
1940 - 1949
Crown introduces first open reel tape recorder with built-in power amp
First ever in-car radio
1930 - 1939
MGM-Lansing sound system wins first of two Academy Awards
1920 - 1929
World’s first talking movie features Lansing’s HD loudspeakers