Holosonic Research Labs, Inc., has been manufacturing and installing Audio Spotlight 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, Holosonics is located in Watertown, Massachusetts, along the Charles River just outside of Boston.
Beginning his career in acoustics at 16 as the youngest engineer at Bose Corporation, Dr. Joseph Pompei continued at Bose while earning 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, earning 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 seed capital, he founded Holosonics to commercialize the technology, and with his team at Holosonics grew it quickly to profitability.