About Bo Edin AB


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Hearing excellence since 1965

Univox by edin, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality hearing loop systems, created the very first true constant current loop amplifier 1969. Ever since, our mission is to serve the hearing aid community with the highest degree of service and performance with strong focus on Research and Development for new and improved technical solutions. This long-term dedication to R&D has positioned Univox at the forefront of the hearing loop industry. A combination of high voltage, high current and strong long-lasting casing make our loop amplifiers the right choice in every installation.

Initially Bo Edin AB cooperated with the largest distributor of medical care products in Sweden, LIC (owned by Swedish County Councils). The assistive hearing devices developed and produced by Bo Edin AB were distributed exclusively by LIC in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. In December 1992 this cooperation was put to an end, and Bo Edin AB started direct sales and distribution to existing markets and customers in Sweden.

Ever since the start in the 60’s Univox has been the number one brand in Sweden and still today Bo Edin AB holds a very strong position both in Sweden and the neighboring Nordic countries. Thanks to a strong technology portfolio and cutting-edge products, also the export sales began in the early 70’s.

During the last decades the export has grown substantially and today export sales accounts for more than 50% of the total turnover. The export share grows steadily and new markets are being opened up continuously. Export sales is managed through country or region-specific distributors in markets all over the world, including Norway, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, the Benelux region, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, the Baltic countries, Poland, Russia, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and China (HK).

Univox has a strong position within the global hearing enhancement system market and plays an active role in the international A/V market. We are members of Avixa, the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry, and exhibits regularly at international exhibitions like ISE and InfoComm. With an active role in the work group TC-29/MT-20, Bo Edin AB (Univox) has also been deeply involved in the continuous development of the international performance standard for induction loops, IEC 60118-4.
By maintaining a strong focus on R&D, continuously adding new technologies and products, and with a growing network of dedicated and well-trained distributors, the future for Univox looks brighter than ever.


Safety policy

Every single active product goes through our final check procedure, making sure that all our products will be delivered with the highest quality and safety standards.


Environmental policy

Our environment is of great importance to us and we work actively with environmental issues on a daily as well as on a long-term basis.


Milestones

Year Milestone
1965 Bo Edin AB/Univox is founded by Bo Edin in Stockholm, Sweden
1969 The world’s first true constant current loop amplifier, Univox 34A, is introduced
1972 Exports starts to Germany
1979 First super high power loop amplifier (1000W) is launched
1993 Dual Action AGC, a new signal processing scheme for constant level sensing, is developed and introduced into all Univox amplifiers
1995 Univox FSM field strength meter, the first complete loop measurement system according to the IEC standard, is introduced
1999 The world’s first auto-switching Euroconnector is introduced, facilitating the audio connection between loop amplifiers and TVs
2002 First loop amplifier with built-in auto-switching Euroconnector is launched
2002 Univox SLS – Super Loop System – based on a balanced two layer loop system, is launched
2004 Univox PLS-100 and Univox PLS-300 are the first electronic products in the world receiving an EPD Certificate (Environmental Product Declaration)
2007 The second generation of Univox Super Loop System – Univox SLS-100 XF and Univox SLS-300 XF – with frequency response >10 kHz, is launched
2008 The first loop amplifier with digital time-delay – Univox DLS-30TV – specially designed for LCD/plasma TV’s, is launched
2010 The first digital multitone based Field Strength Meter – FSM 2.0 – making it possible to measure background noise, is launched
2010 Univox TLS-1, the world’s first amplifier dedicated for vehicle applications like buses and trains, is developed
2012 Bo Edin AB/Univox opens subsidiary in UK
2013 First UL-/ETL-approved Univox amplifiers are shipped to the USA
2014 PLS-X series, a range of compact and efficient loop amplifiers with switched electronic power supply, is launched
2015 Updated SLS series based on efficient class D technology was launched
2018 Univox launches its first IR system

Trademarks

In addition to our proprietary Univox products we have sales rights of hearing products from several manufacturers around the world.

Name Website
AMPLICOMMS www.amplicomms.com
ARTONE www.artonecs.com
GEEMARC www.geemarc.com
HAB
OKAYO www.okayo.com
RENATA www.renata.com
SOUND OASIS www.sound-oasis.com

Organizations

Below, we’ve collected links to a number of organizations related to hearing. Please contact us if you would like us to add one!

Name Website
HearingLoop.org www.hearingloop.org
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People www.ifhoh.org
European Federation of Hard of Hearing People www.efhoh.org
Hearing Loss Association of America www.hearingloss.org
American Academy of Audiology www.audiology.org
Hearing Link www.hearinglink.org
Action on Hearing Loss www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk