Able Planet CEO Announces the Release of Linx Fusion at the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LINX® FUSION is the world’s first multi-sensory active noise canceling headphone that simultaneously transmits sound through skin, bone and ear for unsurpassed sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility.

Wheat Ridge, CO (10/15/2013)

Able Planet Incorporated, one of the top selling active noise canceling headphone companies, today announced the upcoming release of LINX FUSION at The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The World Summit was launched in 2006 at the United Nations with the mission to use innovation to improve life, transform lives. It is an immersive experience, a reactor of talent and solutions shaping the future of business, technology, education, health, mobility and energy.
LINX® FUSION was presented in the session entitled “The Lifestyle Economy: A Whole New Immersive World”, because of its ability to enhance the quality of life and the listening experience for all consumers. LINX FUSION technology creates The Live Sound Experience for people with normal hearing and connects people with hearing loss to the world of sound. This technology is the basis for a line of “Next Generation” audio, communication and hearing health devices.
LINX FUSION is the world’s first multi-sensory headphone that simultaneously transmits sound through skin, bone and ear for unsurpassed sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility. Able Planet fuses its patented LINX AUDIO® with Bayer MaterialScience‘s ViviTouch® 4D Sound to create an unsurpassed listening experience.
The ideal performance for high-end audio is the accurate reproduction of the Live Sound Experience®. Current audio technologies struggle to replicate this experience, because fuller sounds can mask high tones making speech and music sound muddled. Patented LINX AUDIO® provides full rich bass sounds, clear high tones and intelligible speech that enable the listener to Hear the Difference®. ViviTouch 4D Sound uses electro active polymer technology (EAP) that enhances the perception of loudness without increasing volume, and enhances the bass response without overemphasizing annoying high frequency acoustic elements. Simultaneously transmitting sound through three distinct and separate audio delivery channels (skin, bone and ear) results in a clear separation of the audio. LINX FUSION will launch in Q4 2013 with a MSRP of $349.99 to eagerly awaiting retailers who have already committed to substantial year-end purchases, worldwide.
Able Planet was founded on state-of-the-art hearing technologies that remove barriers to active lifestyles for people with varying levels of hearing abilities. New inventions and the migration of technologies from unrelated industries expanded the company’s scope beyond hearing loss devices to include proprietary technologies for general consumer audio and communication devices. With over 40 of the world’s most prestigious industry, product, innovation and technology awards, Able Planet’s headphones create The Live Sound Experience for people with normal hearing and change the lives of people with hearing loss.
The joint development with Bayer MaterialSciences will create Next Generation devices that enhance the listening experience, enable clear communications in severe noise environments and help people with hearing loss, even the deaf, to hear. The company was founded to create an Able Planet.
“It’s an honor to be invited to speak at The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” said Kevin Semcken, CEO Able Planet. “And, the upcoming release of LINX FUSION headphones is just the beginning for this innovative new technology. Bayer MaterialSciences and Able Planet are developing a full line of next generation audio, communications and hearing health devices based on LINX® FUSION proprietary technologies.”

About The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites an inspiring line-up of people and companies innovating TOMORROW to reveal something about our health and happiness, lifestyle and leadership, education and endurance, technology and fate, media and liberty, energy and brilliance, and cities and competitiveness. Learn more about The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at http://www.thewsie.org/splash.html

About Able Planet
Expert in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences, Able Planet was founded on a hearing technology that enables people with profound hearing loss to distinguish hard to hear sounds, many of whom have reported to be able to hear new sounds for the first time in their lives. Over the past 7 years, the company has become a leader in audio and communication devices through the development of products and technologies that not only address hearing impairments, but are also preferred by experts in consumer audio. Today, Able Planet designs and manufactures products that enhance sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility for all people. And, while the company continues to focus developments on products that connect people with hearing loss to the world of sound, it is equally as motivated by technologies that help preserve hearing for those with normal hearing. All Able Planet products are based on proprietary Hear the Difference® technologies.

The privately held company is headquartered in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For more information, visit www.ableplanet.com

CONTACT: Mary Semcken, Vice President Sales & Marketing, 303.215.9771, msemcken@ableplanet.com

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