Kane Kramer

Inventor Of The Digital Audio Player

One of the worlds most sought-after and demanded speakers that is widely considered as a genius within the technology and innovation industry, Kane Kramer is available to hire as a speaker for events, dinners and functions across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency. A distinguished and accomplished British inventor that has also experienced massive success as a businessman, Kramer is credited with the initial invention of the digital audio player, an invention that changed the way in which music was consumed forever.

Following his initial invention and the magnitude of what he had created, Kane filed for a UK patent for his newly conceived Digital Audio Player, the IXI. A UK Patent was duly issued in before a U.S. Patent two years later which set Kramer up for global success. Initially the size of a credit card, Kramer’s original player had a small LCD screen, navigation and volume buttons in addition to having at least a 8 MB solid state chip with a capacity of holding 3.5 minutes’ worth of audio.

Making plans to create a 10-minute stereo memory card to further enhance the musical experience, Kane Kramer’s system was at one time fitted with a hard drive enabling over an hour of recorded digital music. A trailblazing and revolutionary invention, Kramer’s work understandably received widespread attention as well attracting investment, his first being none other than Sir Paul McCartney. Setting up a company to promote IXI, Kane had five working prototypes that were produced with 16 bit sampling at 44.1 kilohertz with the pre-production prototype being unveiled at the APRS audio/visual trade exhibition in October 1986. Most certainly one of the most significant and transformational inventions of all time, Kane Kramer singlehandedly changed the music landscape and place through a creation that allowed for audio consumption like never before.

Stating in an interview with The Guardian that he had stated the company and at the time had “orders worth £60,000,000” for the device from the recording industry. However, in 1988 a boardroom dispute within Kramer’s company and the subsequent failure to raise the £60,000 required to renew the patent resulted in the patent lapsing and entering the public domain, however he is still the owner of the designs.

Forever inventing and creating, Kane’s latest invention is Monicall – a system that allows conversations to be enforceable and legally binding as agreements. Also a member of the ICE inner circle (International Clean Energy), Kane Kramer has recently followed Al Gore as speaker on the importance of harnessing innovation in the fight against global warming showcasing his global acclaim, stature and reputation as a speaker. The founder of the British Inventors Society BIS, British Invention Show and British Invention Of The Year Awards, Kane Kramer is without doubt one of the biggest names within the invention, technology and creative space that is one of the most fascinating speakers you could ever hire through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Kane Kramer as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.