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Glossary of terms

Bending Wave Physics
The science that enables HiWave to create the complex waveforms that, when introduced to a flat panel or surface by a transducer deliver audio or haptic sensations to the user.
BMR
Balanced Mode Radiator - a driver device that controls the function of bending waves in a surface to create a full range (lowest-to-highest audible frequencies) wide-dispersion (surround-sound) loudspeaker.
DMA
Distributed Mode Actuator - a transducer product that uses an exciter to create audible and/or tactile bending wave patterns in flat panels and surfaces. HiWave DMA devices are miniature piezo transducers optimally attached to surfaces through the company╩╝s patented technology.
DML
Distributed Mode Loudspeaker - a transducer product that uses an exciter to create audible bending wave patterns in flat panels and surfaces. HiWave DML devices are moving coil transducers optimally attached to surfaces through the company╩╝s patented technology.
Driver
Commonly used term for the transducer that generates sound in a loudspeaker product.
Exciter
A transducer that stimulates a surface or object with vibrations, or bending waves to create a haptic or audio sensation.
Haptics
Tactile feedback technology that interacts with a user through his sense of touch by applying force or vibrations to a surface or object.
Transducer
A device that turns one kind of energy into another. Specifically for HiWave this means electrical energy into a physical effect, such as mechanical vibration or sound.