Altec Lansing has been innovating since 1927. Altec Lansing is an American audio electronics company providing speakers and associated audio electronics for professional, home, automotive, and multimedia applications. Engineers at Western Electric, who later formed Altec Services Company, developed the technology for motion picture sound that was introduced in 1927 with the release of “The Jazz Singer”. 1941 the Altec Services Company purchased the Lansing Manufacturing Company and melded the two names, forming the Altec Lansing Corporation, and with the manufacturing capabilities of the former Lansing Manufacturing Company, they quickly expanded into manufacturing loudspeakers. Since 2012 the company has been owned by the Infinity Group and Hilco Brands.