The Innovators
of Acoustic Cameras

Seven Bel developed the Sound Scanner, a novel acoustic camera that easily locates sound sources. This solution simplifies the time-consuming search for the source of the sound and sustainably improves optimization processes.

About Seven Bel

Seven Bel was founded in 2018 and has developed the Sound Scanner, a device that visualizes and locates sound quickly and easily. This new technology for acoustic cameras is based on a sensor that scans the sound field on a circular surface.

The technology is easy to use (operation via mobile app), fast to set up (first measurement results incl. setup time for the measurement system in less than 3 minutes), mobile (no large build-ups or cables needed), and provides high-quality measurement results even for low-frequency sound events.

The company name Seven Bel is derived from the sound level 70 decibels (or 7 Bel), the limit above which noise can be potentially harmful to human health in the long term. Seven Bel’s mission is to help engineers develop more silent products or to efficiently support with noise abatement activities.

Often the origin of sound is difficult to determine or not where you think it is. With the Sound Scanner, our acoustic camera, it can be detected quickly and easily. Time that is often spent in lengthy cause research or tests can be saved.

Making sound visible and displaying it on images makes it easier to implement high-quality technical solutions, thereby making products and processes quieter and contributing to overall sound reduction.

Our Vision

Humans possess five senses to interact with their surroundings, using these to gather information for decision-making. Assessing and visualizing sound is crucial for accurate insights and quality technical solutions. Our aim is to make sound imaging self-evident in both industrial and personal settings. A notable fact: exposure to seventy decibels or higher can harm human health. We’re committed to lowering noise levels in products and processes for the well-being of people and the environment.

Our Awards

Seven Bel gewinnt den Innovationspreis 2020

Upper Austrian Innovation Award 2020

In November 2020, Seven Bel was awarded the Upper Austrian Innovation Award in the SME category. The expert jury was very impressed by our innovation for sound visualization. Our technology was able to convince through its novelty, the technical advantages over comparable systems, and the price attractiveness.

Seven Bel gewinnt den Edison 2019

Edison Gold Award – 2019

In July 2019, Thomas Rittenschober secured the EDISON gold award for Seven Bel with “Acoustic Camera 2.0”, a revolutionary device for visualizing sound. This prize from a tech and innovation contest, hosted by tech2b alongside TECH HARBOR, Kunstuniversität Linz, and CREATIVE REGION, celebrates inventive talents.

Our Investors

eQventure

eQventure is one of Austria’s leading venture capital firms with hubs in Austria, Germany, the UK, Israel, the USA, and China. In addition to growth capital, eQventure provides young Austrian high-tech companies with a strong global network and operational support to accelerate their growth. Behind eQventure are several successful entrepreneurs who invest their own money and expertise and take a hands-on role with their portfolio companies.

 

Hermann Hauser Investment

Entrepreneur and venture capital investor Hermann Hauser has been active in the global tech industry for over four decades. One of his biggest successes is the British chip developer ARM, whose chip design is nowadays found in every smartphone. Chipmaker ARM was valued at $66 billion by the end of 2023 after a blockbuster IPO, which was by far the biggest IPO worldwide in 2023.

 

aws

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) provides financial aid for the formation and location of high-tech companies in Austria on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, with particular emphasis on the provision of financial aid to technology sectors exhibiting high potential for growth and great innovative strength, such as life sciences, information and communication technology, and physical sciences.

 

FFG

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a “one-stop shop” offering a diversified and targeted program portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.