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From an idea to an established enterprise

1985 Founding of the company in Laupheim/ Württemberg by Dipl.- Ing. (FH) Gerhard Sicklinger.
  • Development of the texting phone »textel compact«.
1986 HUMANTECHNIK is awarded the founders prize of the Steinbeis-Foundation of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
1987
  • Development of the lisa visual alerting system.
1988
  • Development of the texting phone »textel mini«.
1989 Relocation of the company to Weil am Rhein.
  • Development and presentation of flashing and vibrating alarm clocks.
  • Austria becomes the first country of export.
1990 Further expansion: Foundation of the Berlin office, foundation of the distribution branch »SMS Audio Electronique S.à.r.l.« for France and Belgium in Mulhouse/ Frankreich.
  • Start of exports to the Netherlands.
  • Further development of the lisa visual alerting systems.
  • Upgrading of the electronics manufacturing facility.
1991 All up to then available lisa components receive the certificates »TÜV- geprüfte Sicherheit«,»VDE-Sicherheitszeichen« as well as postoffice licensures in various countries.
  • Further development of texting phones.
1992 Foundation of the Swiss distribution branch »HUMANTECHNIK GHL AG« in Basel.
  • Further development of the alarm clock portfolio.
1993
  • Development and market introduction of telephone amplifiers.
1994 Expansion of exports to Portugal, Great Britain and Eastern Europe.
  • Significant expansion of the alarm clock portfolio.
1995
  • Upgrade of the development department.
1996
  • Development of the wireless portable vibrating receiver for the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Introduction of the subtitle-decoder-system for video films.
  • Introduction of cleaning- and care products for hearing aid users.
1997 Foundation of »HUMANTECHNIK Austria« in Kalsdorf near Graz with a distribution emphasis on Austria and Eastern Europe.
  • Upgrade of the electronics manufacturing facility to SMT (Surface-Mount-Technology).
  • Market introduction of the portable vibrating receiver for the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Development and introduction of the »small lisa«.
1998
  • Market introduction of the InfraLight TV/ Audio transmission- and amplification system.
  • Development of a new generation of special alarm clocks.
1999 All products manufactured on locale are reconverted to SMT. HUMANTECHNIK intensifies exports to Scandinavia and acquires the sole distributionship for OTO-Ginkutan in Europe.
  • Extended development of the in-line telephone amplifier TA-2.
2000
  • Further development of the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Market introduction of amplifying telephones.
  • Extension of the lisa electrical outlet range with UK-versions for the British market.
2001
  • Development and market introduction of the mobile phone amplifiers PL-100/ PL-200.
  • Market introduction of the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Development and market introduction of the vibrating alarm clocks VC-1 und VC-10.
  • Development of the second InfraLight-generation.
  • Development of the TV/Audio-listening system RadioLight featuring FM transmission.
  • Development of a cordless amplifying phone according to D.E.C.T.
2002 HUMANTECHNIK moves to the new company building in Weil am Rhein »Im Wörth 25«.
  • Market introduction of the TV/Audio listening systems RadioLight and InfraLight II.
  • Market introduction of the cordless telephone vibroTEL (DECT).
  • Market introduction of the flashing alarm clock portfolio and the telephone amplifiers.
  • Market introduction of the communication amplifier »Conversor« für conversation situations.
2003
  • Market introduction of the cordless DECT-telephone freeTEL as well as the special telephone bTEL.
  • Further development of the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Development and market introduction of the lisa ISDN transmitter.
  • Market introduction of the redesigned analogue flashing alarm clocks.
2004
  • Further development of the Blitzwecker und der Hörverstärker.
  • Further development of the DECT schnurlos Telefons freeTEL.
  • Market introduction of the lisa RF flashing lamp.
  • Further development of the lisa RF alerting system.
2005
  • Further development of the lisa RF alerting system.
  • Market introduction of the induction loop receiver LPU-1.
  • Development and market introduction of the digital alarm clock
    DS-1.
  • Development of the communication systems CM-1 und CM-light.
  • Further development of listening amplifiers and telephones featuring audiologic technology.
2006
  • Market introduction of the new flashtel-series: flashtel eco, flashtel comfort II and flashtel comfort II f.
  • Market introduction of the new cordless phones freeTEL II mit DECT und GAP Standard.
  • Development of the lisa RF alerting system in a new design.
  • Market introduction of the telephone amplifier PL-51.
  • Market introduction of the communication systems CM-1, CM-light und CRESCENDO 50.
  • Market introduction of the new TV listening systems InfraLight DIR und RadioLight DIR with a more ergonomical design.
  • Market introduction of the portable induction loop system soundshuttle.
2007
  • Market introduction of the new designed lisa RF system.
  • Development and market introduction of the lisa RF TV-Link.
  • Development and market introduction of the bluetooth headsets CM-BT.
  • Development and market introduction of the induction loop amplifier LA-215.
  • Development of the lisa RF blinking lamp with rechargeable battery function.
  • Development of the lisa RF repeater.
  • Development of the LR TV listening systems.
2008
  • Market introduction of the lisa RF blinking lamp with rechargeable battery function.
  • Market introduction of the lisa RF repeater.
  • Market introduction of the new LR-TV listening systems.
  • Development of the acoustic RF receiver.
  • Development of the new cordless phone freeTEL II/S.
  • Portfolio expansion of audio transmission systems.
2009
  • Market introduction of the new cordless phone freeTEL II/S.
  • Market introduction of the acoustic RF receiver.
  • Market introduction of the bTEL II.
  • Development and market introduction of the audio-visual alerting device visuTone.
  • Development and market introduction of the TV headphone LH-055TV.
  • Development and market introduction of the skincare product ginkgoCare.
  • Development of the large-button telephones scalla¹ und scalla².
  • Development of the vibrating alarm clock TravelTim.
  • Alteration of the design of the induction loop receiver LPU-1 DIR.
  • Alteration of the design of the telephone amplifier PL-10.
  • Alteration of the design of the mobile phone amplifiers PL-100 und PL-200.
  • Alteration of the design of the hearimg amplifier CRESCENDO 50.
  • Alteration of the design of the vibrating alarm clock shake awake™.
  • Altered function of the vibrating alarm clock VC-10.
2010
  • Market introduction of the large-button telephone flashtel comfort II LB.
  • Market introduction of the large-button telephone scalla¹ and scalla².
  • Market introduction of the vibrating alarm clock »TravelTim«.
  • Market introduction of the 2.4 GHz system »Digi-Wave« for Team-Teaching, Tour-Guide usw.
  • Market introduction of the interpreter control panel »IC-2«.
  • Development of the cordless telephone freeTEL III«.
  • Development and market introduction of the compact mobile phone »sydney«.
  • Development and market introduction of the Bluetooth mobile phone amplifier »CM-BT2«.
2011
  • Market introduction of the cordless telephone »freeTEL III«.
  • Market introduction of the mobile phone alerter »iBell«.
  • Development and market introduction of the clam-shell mobile phone »vegas«.
  • Development and market introduction of the portable loop amplifier »LA-90«.
  • Expansion of the HUMANTECHNIK-Group through the companies »HOOREXPERT BV« in Leerdam, Netherlands, and »SARABEC LTD.« in Middlesbrough, Great Britain.
  • Market introduction of the acoustic lisa RF receiver mit audible alerts through real sounds.
  • Market introduction of the skin care product »auridrop«.
2012
  • Founding of the subdivision AUDIOropa with its focus on audio transmission systems for professional applications and restriction-free listening in public spaces.
  • Market introduction of the Master-/Slave-enabled infrared emitter system »PRO IR-200« for signal provision in medium sized ranges.
  • Market introduction of the induction loop amplifier »PROLOOP DCCplus«.
  • Market introduction of the newly designed alarm clocks »time flash / lisa RF time flash«.
  • Market introduction of the combined telephone set »scalla-3 combo« with a landline phone and a cordless station.
  • Market introduction of the new TV listener generation with »swing-digital«, featuring 2,4-GHz transmission and »swing-IR« with infrared transmission.
  • Market introduction of the »Large lisa« with revised functions and outer design.
2013
  • Development of the TOSlink-enbabled versions of the TV listening systems »swing-digital« and »swing-IR«.
  • Development of the amplifying phones »flashTEL comfort 3« and »flashTEL comfort 3 BT«.
  • Development and market introduction of the cordless phone »freeTEL eco«.
  • Start of development for a software for planning and simulating induction loop systems.
  • Development of the induction loop amplifier »LA-240«.
  • Market introduction of the vibrating wristwatch »VibraLite 12«.
  • Market introduction of the digital TV listening system »introson2.4«.
  • Market introduction of the communication amplifier »Hear It All«.
2014
  • Market introduction of the new TOSlink enabled versions of »swing-digital« and »swing-IR«.
  • Market introduction of the induction loop amplifier »LA-240«.
  • Market introduction of the amplifying telephones »flashTEL comfort 3« und »flashTEL comfort 3 BT«.
  • Market introduction of the induction loop amplifier »PROLOOP LOSplus«.
  • Market introduction of the portable communication systems »CT« und »SPL«.
  • Market introduction of the high-performance infrared emitter »PRO IR-400«.
2015
  • Beginning of the 30th year since the founding of HUMANTECHNIK
  • Ground-breaking ceremony for a new company expansion building in Weil am Rhein
  • Market introduction of the wireless alerting system »signolux«
  • Market introduction of the audio-/video-monitoring­ system »mona«
  • Development and serial production of the »alarmo«, an alarm monitor for binding smoke detectors to the Humantechnik alerting systems.
  • Market introduction of the »flashtel comfort 3«
  • Market introduction of the domestic induction loop amplifier »LA-240«
  • Market introduction of the smoke detector sets
2016
  • Market introduction of the tour-guide-system »xepton«
  • Market introduction of the communication system »CM-2.4«
  • Market introduction of the digital alarm clock »DS-2«
  • »flashtel comfort 3« is now available with Bluetooth function
  • Market introduction of smoke detector sets.
2017
  • Inclusion of iLuv's »Rainbow7« smartphone controlled multicolor LED light bulb in the alarm clock program
  • All key components of the signalling system »signolux« are registered in the list of aids of the German central association of health insurance companies
  • Market launch of the »signolux« smoke detector sets in three delivery scopes
  • Expansion of the "signolux" program with the receiver S
  • Market launch of the »sonumaxx BT« – a hearing system for all Bluetooth-capable AV devices (from mid-2017)
  • Equipment of the TV hearing system »sonumaxx 2.4« with TOSLINK interface
  • Launch of the digital loop amplifier "LA-70" for the supply of info counters, cash desks or rooms up to 40 m² with inductive audio signals
  • Humantechnik celebrated the new extension building in its premises on the 19th May in Weil am Rhein, in connection with the 30 year jubilee festivities.
2018
  • Introduction of the wireless speaker system »pro:ton SP-100«
  • The new digital loop amplifiers are first introduced to the public at the prolight+sound exhibition in Frankfurt
  • The new TV-listening system »earis« received much interest at its presentation at the EUHA in Hannover
2019