Although it doesn’t enjoy the name recognition of brands like Apple or Sony, Altec Lansing has been around longer.
Founded in 1917, its primary product offering is speakers for home, professional, and audio use. The engineers that formed Altec Lansing came from Western Electric where they had developed the technology for the first motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack.
Originally called the Altec Services Company, the name was updated with the acquisition of the Lansing Manufacturing Company in 1941.
For decades, Altec Lansing was the sound system of choice for live entertainment, including when the Beatle’s played at Woodstock. Professional recording studios were also predominately outfitted with their microphones and speaker equipment.
In 1994, Altec Lansing even worked with engineers and IBM and Apple to develop the first generation of computer speakers.
In 1996, the company established a research and development center in Israel. Since then, the company has released a variety of USB audio products, surround sound systems. Today, Altec Lansing is known primarily for its line of wireless, portable speakers.
Today, the company has widened their offerings to include gaming headsets, keyboard, mice and more.