Alliances & Acquisitions

HARMAN collaborates with SoftBank, Sprint, Trikomsel and Brightstar

United States: Harman International, the global audio and infotainment group, announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Softbank (Japan), Sprint (U.S.A), Trikomsel (Indonesia), and Brightstar worldwide.
Under the agreement, partners will exclusively sell the newly designed Harman Kardon Onyx Studio portable Bluetooth wireless speaker to their customers globally.

Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President, and CEO of HARMAN, said:“These select agreements with SoftBank, Sprint Trikomsel and Brightstar expands the reach of HARMAN products and the Harman Kardon brand in key global markets and advances our mission to provide the best in sound whenever, wherever people want to access their music ,we are excited to grow our relationship with these telecommunications leaders and proud that the custom designed Harman Kardon Onyx Studio will be among the core products they offer their mobile customers around the world.”

The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio features include award winning design blended with best-in-class acoustics to deliver outstanding room-sized sound from any compatible hand-held device. The compact, free-standing speaker system incorporates four powered drivers and two passive radiator cones for rich and realistic four-channel sound. The unit connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone or similar hand-held device, and has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that allows up to five hours of playing time without the need for external power.



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