Innovative sound instrumentation
Starting with an order for a Perceived Noise Level calculator to the Anglo-French supersonic Concorde project in 1967, Norsonic has for over 55 years used our technical expertise to develop sound instrumentation of high precision and quality.
Combining advanced technology and user-friendliness, we have focused on the user and applications rather than on the complexity of the instrument.
Norsonic – innovative sound instrumentation
Product development timeline
Perceived Noise Level (PNL) calculator
First order to BAC (British Aircraft Corporation) Anglo-French supersonic Concorde project.
Nor811 An instrument capable of measuring the reverberation time automatically
Nor823 A Portable 2 channel building acoustic analyser
Nor830 A Portable 2-channel real time analyser
Nor216 Sound intensity probe
A sound intensity probe based on ultrasound-detection of the sound particle velocity (p-u probe)
Nor110 hand-held sound analyser
that combined several fields of use in separate modes
Microphone socket standard using 7-pins LEMO
Norsonic develops a new microphone socket standard using 7-pins LEMO, now in use by most manufacturers
Nor1251 First type 1 acoustical calibrator.
Nor840 real time analyser with a built-in PC
Nor117 vehicle noise meter for acoustical detection of RPM
Nor1253 Type 0 laboratory calibrator, replacing the pistonphone
Nor121 Noise analyser
with built-in digital audio recording and comment microphone.
Nor118 handheld real time analyser…
...with 120 dB dynamic range (filters also), thereby no longer any need to change measuring range.
Nor1516 Two channel ”wireless” building acoustic system
Nor1212 First outdoor microphone with single bird spike
which works as an acoustic correction. Later copied by several manufactures
Swept Sine technique for building acoustics within the Nor121 Analyser
Nor140 First true handheld instrument with audio recording
Nor1214 First outdoor microphone with IP55 rating
Nor848 Acoustic Camera
Acoustical camera with semi-conductor microphones and real time online listening feature.
Nor150 First handheld instrument with touch screen and 2ch
First handheld sound level meter with 4,3” capacitive touch screen and 2 measurement channels.
Nor145 – First handheld instrument with LTE modem
for seamless connection to cloud.
Nor1297 Noise Compass
Nor1297 noise Compass - noise monitoring with direction. The three-dimensional Nor1297 noise compass significantly reduces time spent on judging if a noise source should be a part of the overall noise calculation or not, simply by defining which direction the noise is coming from.
Nor282 Battery operated power amplifier
Battery operated power amplifier with WiFi – no signal cable needed!
All the above-mentioned products have been designed in close relationship with our main clients and distributors in more than 40 countries throughout the world ensures contact with users and the development of products in parallel with the emerging needs for them.
Based on our “all-in-one” philosophy, we develop complete solutions that can be compared to portable laboratories. By careful attention to the user’s requirements at the design stage, it has been possible to increase the complexity of the instrument yet preserve a user interface that is convenient and easy to understand.
Norsonic has always used approx. 20% of the turnover in research and development. A great portion of this amount is used to design new features in existing products. We are active member of the international standardization work to ensure that you as a Norsonic customer keep your products up to date for many years after your initial purchase. Norsonic Calibration Laboratory (NCL) is an international accredited laboratory. Products producing absolute levels, such as acoustical calibrators, tapping machines and reference sound sources are supplied with accredited calibration certificates as a part of the delivery. This is unique, and not done by any other supplier.
At Norsonic, we are proud to serve our customers and listen to their needs. It is by listening to our customers’ needs that keep Norsonic at the forefront of the world market for sound and vibration instrumentation.
Our vision is to supply our customers with the most innovative sound instrumentation for the most accurate sound measurements for another 50 years!