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Company Overview of Bose Corporation

Company Overview

Bose Corporation engineers, researches, develops, produces, markets, and retails loudspeakers, electronics, and software for the needs of professional applications worldwide. It offers automotive systems, combat vehicle crewman headsets, tactical headsets, ride systems, custom solutions for homeowners, speakers, featured products, and headphones. The company also offers substantial support for distribution network, including product technical information and support, system design support, and after-sale support. It serves performing arts centers, theaters, houses of worship, stadiums/arenas, restaurants, retail stores, corporate buildings, and hospitality establishments, as well as automoti...

The Mountain

Framingham, MA 01701-9168

United States

Founded in 1964

Phone:

508-879-7330

Fax:

508-820-3465

Key Executives for Bose Corporation

President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 69
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
Age: 79
Vice President of Europe Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bose Corporation Key Developments

Bose Corporation Launches BOSEbuild - Introduces Build-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids

Bose Corporation has officially launched BOSEbuild, the company's new "build-it-yourself" category focused specifically on kids. BOSEbuild's first product is the Speaker Cube, a complete kit that lets kids explore the science of sound by making a Bose®Bluetooth® speaker – and use their creativity to personalize it with colors and covers. The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube uses high-quality parts and materials for durability. It's easy to build, too. Its instructions involve discovery and education – from how a simple magnet and coil make sound, to how a speaker reproduces music. The coaching is delivered through a free companion app that combines step-by-step guidance with hands-on interaction, confirming success along the way until the Speaker Cube is fully assembled. By adding colored lights and silhouette covers, every Speaker Cube can be uniquely customized by its builder. And like any Bose Bluetooth speaker, the Speaker Cube pairs to any smartphone or tablet, so kids can stream their favorite songs in an instant. When they are done, kids will enjoy amazing Bose sound for years to come.

Bose Corporation Introduces Wireless QC Noise Cancelling Headphones and Wireless Sport Headphones

Bose Corporation announced the QuietComfort 35 around-ear headphones and the QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones, both shattering the limitations of existing wireless noise cancelling headphones with an entirely new experience for traveling, commuting, creating, studying, or relaxing. The QC35 lets users tune out completely with the same remarkable silence of company's wired QuietComfort headphones. And the QC30 adds something new a breakthrough feature that puts noise control in users hands, letting users adjust how much surrounding sound users block out or let in. Against a backdrop of quiet, the new QC35 and QC30 reproduce music with stunning clarity at any volume. The QC35 is available beginning June 5, 2016 for $349.95; the QC30 will be available beginning September 2016 for $299.95. The company also announced the all-new SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse headphones, each resetting expectations for wireless workouts. Designed for exercise, SoundSport wireless headphones present an unbeatable combination of benefits for training. They feature great audio for playlists, a stable and comfortable fit, and durability for daily use inside or out. For tracking personal performance, SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones come with a built-in heart rate monitor measured through the ear for a precise, accurate reading. The SoundSport headphones hit the market beginning June 5, 2016 for $149.95; the SoundSport Pulse is available beginning September 2016 for $199.95. All of company's new wireless headphones include NFC for touch-to-pair convenience, super-intuitive controls for music and calls, voice prompts for key information including setup, caller ID and battery life, and the free Bose Connect app for even more functionality. The new QC35 around-ear headphones offer the best noise cancellation available anywhere -- from a wired or wireless headphone -- and a custom-engineered Bluetooth® system for a strong and consistent connection anywhere. With microphones inside and outside the earcups, the QC35 senses, measures and sends unwanted sounds to two proprietary digital electronic chips -- one for each ear -- which respond with a precise, equal and opposite signal in less than a fraction of a millisecond. The result is dramatic and exclusive to Bose. In an instant, the rumble of a subway car, plane engine, or the commotion from rush hour all but disappear. Stay in silence, or hear users music more clearly with a new EQ that balances sound at every volume, for any genre. The QC35 has up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, lasting longer than a flight from New York to Hong Kong. Simple buttons are on the right earcup: on/off, music volume, play/pause, and answer/end calls. While the QC35 is packed with proprietary technology for performance, the finer details of materials, build and finish are equally precise. They’re refined yet rugged, lightweight yet stable, with legendary Bose comfort. Bose Introduces Wireless QC Noise Cancelling Headphones and Wireless Sport Headphones. The QC30 headphone is a technical tour-de-force to make every day better. Its noise cancellation is so advanced for a wireless in-ear design, there’s nothing else like it in the industry. And they debut a new, robust Bluetooth system that works reliably in changing surroundings. The QC30 headphones feature tiny earbuds that integrate a total of six microphones, and a sleek neckband that houses the rest of the advanced electronics system for take-anywhere performance. For wherever users are or whatever you’re doing, a new Bose breakthrough -- controllable noise cancellation -- puts users in charge of how much of the world users shut out. From needing awareness on a busy sidewalk, to complete isolation for work, to taking a call from home in a crowded cafe -- the QC30 lets owners choose what they hear. Turn its noise cancellation up or down, not on or off, and it adapts to the level users set without changing users music volume. To hear every note from users favorite tracks and artists, the QC30 uses a new EQ customized for its size and design. With distractions on mute, a dime-size enclosure never sounded better. The QC30 has up to 10 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, lasting as long as a fully-charged phone or tablet. Simple buttons are on an in-line remote: music volume, play/pause, answer/end calls, and noise control. The QC30 features StayHear®+ tips, the often-imitated-but-never-duplicated Bose innovation that eliminates the pressure and aches of conventional ear tips for hours and hours of wear. While the QC35 and QC30 use microphones for noise cancellation and controllable noise cancellation, they also use a dual-mic system to reject the annoying background sounds that interfere with talking. Wind and crowds fade. Text-to-speech accuracy is improved with Siri® and other phone VPAs. Conversations are clearer, voices sound natural, and every word can be heard on both ends. Bose Introduces Wireless QC Noise Cancelling Headphones And Wireless Sport Headphones.

Bose Closes its Honolulu Store at Howard Hughes' Ward Village

Bose Corp. closed its lone Hawaii retail store in Honolulu at The Howard Hughes Corp.'s Ward Village as part of its recent decision to close its operation statewide. Bose also has closed its design and service center in Honolulu at 863 Halekauwila St. The maker of speakers and headphones once had stores on Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu and in Kapolei in West Oahu, which served as a factory outlet. Its Ward Entertainment Complex store, located next to a Buca di Beppo restaurant, closed at the end of January.

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