Founded in 1971, Lectrosonics started out as an audio company by making amplified lectern systems.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the company concentrated on portable instrument and voice amplification, developing the MaxiMouse and Long Ranger, products well known for their quality and reliability. Wireless microphone development began at Lectrosonics in earnest during the late ‘80s, and by the mid-1990s, nearly every major motion picture, most television productions and news broadcasting relied on Lectrosonics wireless systems. The company was first to market with many innovations, and is known in several industries as the undisputed leader in wireless audio technology. At the 2004 Academy Awards, the top five picture nominees and the top two winners, including Lord of the Rings, used Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems for film production. More recently, the Academy Award-winning 2006 film Dreamgirls also benefitted from Lectrosonics wireless technology when it won an Oscar for Sound Mixing.
At the same time, Lectrosonics continued creating innovative products for theaters, corporate boardrooms and multimedia production.