ARTEAC-LAB start-up accelerates innovation in electroacoustic engineering

par | Juin 17, 2019

Claire Hellio, Professeure des Universités à l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), et Marc Antonini, Directeur de recherche au Laboratoire d’Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia Antipolis, ont reçu le 14 novembre la médaille de l’innovation du CNRS.

SATT Sud-Est grants an exclusive license to the start-up ARTEAC-LAB on the use of the SIMBOX technology. Specialized in electro-acoustic engineering, the start-up offers solutions of capture, transformation and restitution to control the sound field in 3D. The activity also extends to the development of embedded industrial systems to facilitate preventive maintenance and quality control on site.

SIMBOX technology revolutionizes the electroacoustic engineering market

Aix-Marseille University and the CNRS, accompanied by SATT Sud-Est, are co-owners of the SIMBOX technology, electroacoustic modeling software. An exclusive exploitation license has been granted to the start-up ARTEAC-LAB, co-founded by Philippe HERZOG and Christophe LAMBOURG and hosted by Marseille Innovation. This start-up develops electroacoustic systems adapted to very specific requirements. The start-up offers capture, transformation and restitution solutions to control the sound field in 3D. ARTEAC-LAB also offers compact and easy-to-install devices that enable the sound field to be scanned to detect defects or analyse anomalies in real time on noisy or difficult to access sites.


 Laurent BALY, President of SATT Sud-Est, Christophe LAMBOURG, President and co-founder of the start-up ARTEAC-LAB, and Philippe HERZOG, Director of Research at the CNRS and co-founder of ARTEAC-LAB, sign the SIMBOX technology license agreement, at the headquarters of SATT Sud-Est (from left to right on the picture).


The research of the CNRS Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory is at the origin of this technological innovation.

The development of the SIMBOX technology was initiated at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (LMA, UMR 7031) by Dr Philippe HERZOG, Director of Research at the CNRS. This project, initially developed for internal needs, was the subject of a service contract with a loudspeaker manufacturer. Thus, this electroacoustic modeling solution has become an innovative solution on the high-end loudspeaker market, a very significant market in this sector and can be adapted to the design of any electroacoustic system. Philippe HERZOG, trained as an electronics engineer and acoustics researcher, is internationally recognized for his work in electroacoustics and for the realization of embedded real-time sound processing devices. He has spent a large part of his career at the CNRS in the Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory in the "Sons" team specialized in the treatment of the environment and its noise pollution as well as on auditory perception, sounds and music.

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