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Holosonic Research Labs, Inc., has been manufacturing and installing highly directional Audio Spotlight speaker systems for major corporations and venues around the world since the early 2000's. Founded by Dr. F. Joseph Pompei, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Directional Audio Speakers manufacturer Holosonics is located in Watertown, Massachusetts, along the Charles River, just outside of Boston.


Dr. Joseph Pompei, at the age of 16, began his career in acoustics as the youngest engineer at Bose Corporation. During his time at Bose, Dr. Pompei earned a degree in Electrical Engineering with an Electronic Arts minor from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Recognizing the importance and underutilization of spatialized sound, he decided to pursue research in psychoacoustics and "3D audio" at Northwestern University, where he earned a Master's degree. Acutely aware of the limitations of traditional loudspeakers, he had the idea of using ultrasound as an acoustic projector, and developed the fundamental technology at the MIT Media Lab while earning his Ph.D. With only $2000 in seed capital, he founded Holosonics to commercialize the technology, and—working with the team that he built—he quickly transformed directional speaker company Holosonics into a profitable and successful business.