Discover Magazine has chosen Noise Cancellation Technologies Inc.'s Gekko Flat Speaker as one of 45 finalists for its 1998 Discover Awards for Technological Innovation.
Noise Cancellation, based in Stamford, Conn., has its research and development facilities in Linthicum.
The Gekko Flat Speaker is Noise Cancellation's newest audio product and will be featured in the July issue of Discover.
Musicians Ray Charles and Todd Rundgren were among the judges who voted for the speaker in the sound category.
"It's an honor to know that we were judged in the same vein as atomic lasers and spacecraft," said Michael Parrella, president and chief executive of NCT.
"It's really a revolutionary approach to generating sound."
Parrella said the speaker, which will be at retail outlets soon, saves space because it's flat. Noise Cancellation has also licensed more than 3 million images to appear on the speaker's surface, so it seems as if the sound is coming from nowhere.
"We have everything from Mickey Mouse to Van Gogh and the sound to go with it," Parrella said.
Pub Date: 6/09/98