SoundPLAN Nord ApS
SoundPLAN Nord ApS was established on July 1, 2004. The mission of the company was and still is simple: To distribute SoundPLAN software within the 5 Nordic and the 3 Baltic countries including support of existing SoundPLAN users. Before SoundPLAN Nord ApS took over, SoundPLAN was distributed by the Danish Acoustical Institute (now FORCE). Implementations in SoundPLAN of the Nordic calculation standards and the ongoing monitoring of results obtained with SoundPLAN are still done in close cooperation between SoundPLAN Nord ApS and FORCE.
SoundPLAN® is produced by Braunstein + Berndt GmbH situated in Backnang some 25 km northeast to downtown Stuttgart in Germany. The company was established in 1986. In 1987 the first SoundPLAN module, Road Noise, was launched. Within a few years SoundPLAN was used by the road administrations in 15 of the 17 German states. Later, Deutsche Bundesbahn AG also began using SoundPLAN throughout the country.
In 1992 Braunstein + Berndt GmbH created an international distributor network for SoundPLAN and licensed representatives to provide product and service support to clients on a global basis. The same year, in 1992, the first license was sold to a Scandinavian company. Now SoundPLAN has grown to be one of the international leaders of acoustics software, used by many major cities, government agencies, universities and environmental and air pollution consulting firms around the world.