President and CEO
John Alton began demonstrating his technical capabilities when he built, repaired and became the youngest licensed ham radio operator in Va. The electronics shop he opened in 1975 at age 21 remained successful for more than 30 years. In 1983 he received a letter of accommodation from the Army Corps of Engineers for his outstanding work implementing and optimizing computer programs for their state-of-the-art self-sustaining climate control and complete building automation operations system at their Project Building in Norfolk, Va.
In 1984 he moved to Kill Devil Hills, N. Carolina where he was hired by Davis Yachts to design the wiring harnesses for all three models of their luxury yachts. From there Alton started another company and wired more than 400 homes and businesses in the Outer Banks area.
In 1993 he started yet another company in Va. Beach and enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the audio design field where he earned numerous patents on various advanced audio products and inventions, of which 8 US patents are still current. During this time he designed the entire in-house acoustical system for the Norva Concert Hall in Norfolk, Va., and also for the Portsmouth Amphitheater in Portsmouth, Va. Alton’s speaker designs are used in over 6000 Motion Picture theaters nationwide. In 1995 he was selected to present to the Oscar nominating committee for best new improvement in motion picture theater sound. He also pioneered work in the field of theater wall construction in order to successfully eliminate crosstalk between theaters in multiplex houses.
Mr. Alton was brought in to design the master screening room sound system for 20th Century Fox, at their facility in Bahia, Mexico under the direction of top film director James Cameron (Titanic). In addition, he is an accomplished studio recording engineer with 5+ CD productions to his credit in past years (2005&6) alone.
Alan G. Madsen
V. P. Engineering & CTO
Having spent many years working in Silicon Valley in California, Mr. Madsen is well versed in many aspects of computer and microprocessor based systems as well as advanced digital communications and digital audio and video. In 1985 Mr. Madsen spent 6 months in Japan, co-designing the first networkable digital fax machine which was subsequently used by many U.S. government agencies as well as private corporations. In 1993 he joined Mr. Alton in a new audio related business and in his capacity as Director of Engineering pioneered new complex waveform patterns and generating methods to be used in the company’s products. His specialties include Digital Signal Processing programming at the chip level, general embedded processing (Firmware) design and programming, Internet Server setup and maintenance, digital audio and video production and editing and advanced Audio Synthesis.
He holds a United States Patent with Mr. Alton on an advanced therapeutic audio application. Mr. Madsen is also a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, which gives him a thorough background in Bioacoustics and Psychoacoustics (how we hear and perceive sound). He designed an advanced DSP digital hearing aid for Virginia Commonwealth University, which utilized modulated ultrasound (very high frequencies). He is co-author on 3 peer-reviewed journal articles on ultrasound applications to human hearing. He also co-designed a digital system for echo locating objects for blind children. His unique ability to delve into the lowest internal levels of microprocessor based systems, allows him a natural understanding of the way complex digital systems function and gives him the edge in design and implementation of small and large digital media systems. His hobbies include music and 3D illustration and modeling/animation. Mr. Madsen now assists Mr. Alton by designing advanced products for entertainment, health and other specialized fields.
|John Alton and a new HydroSonic table under construction
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