have announced a partnership that could prove to give both companies a great future. The partnership is to include AM3D technology in a great range of MadCatz's GameSmart headsets. The headsets are expected to be just standard stereo sound or simulated but accelerated surround sound, but with this technology enhancing the products, I expect the quality to be much better than the regular headphones. Be sure to look for these enabled headsets in the near future.
Mad Catz® Selects AM3D® Audio Enhancement Technology for Use In New Range of Wireless Gaming Headsets
State-of-the-Art Audio Technology Delivers Virtual Surround Sound over Bluetooth®
San Diego – May 30, 2013
– Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today an agreement with AM3D
to utilize AM3D Audio Enhancement Technology
across a new range ofGameSmart™
enabled wireless Gaming Headsets.
AM3D Audio Enhancement Technology
will enable wireless GameSmart
headsets to deliver precision surround sound audio over Bluetooth. AM3D Virtual Surround Sound is based on binaural synthesis using head-related transfer functions (HRTF) to create virtual sound sources, providing an accurate audio sound stage during gaming.
With a 2.0 channel input (stereo or multi-channel down-mix), the signal is enhanced to produce a multi-channel-like surround sound signal, delivering profound surround sound perception and an enhanced center; optimum for gaming as well as movie and music playback.
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “We believe the audio technology provided by AM3D
will prove ideal for use in gaming applications, allowing us to deliver precision surround sound via Bluetooth on our GameSmart
range of mobile accessories.”
is pleased to partner with Mad Catz as both companies are very passionate about improving the gaming experience with superior sound,” stated Jacob N. Andersen, Senior Vice President, AM3D A/S.
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz®
(audio), and Saitek®
(simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com