Pacemaker was introduced as the world’s first portable DJ system at the 2007 Sónar music festival in Barcelona. Launched in March 2008, it was featured in Wired, Stuff, Mixmag and FutureMusic. Tributed in The New York Times, Herald Tribune and The Independent. Awarded the Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best.
Music consumption changed
A bright future was awaiting, but in events following the expansion in 2008, the founder handed over to a new CEO who was immediately faced with a great challenge because music consumption changed, incredibly fast. The iPhone disrupted the hardware industry and Pacemaker had a hard time to adapt. Tonium, the parent company behind Pacemaker went down in June 2011.
Birth of new Pacemaker
But this wasn’t the end of things! On the contrary, it became the birth of the New Pacemaker project. We the original inventors of Pacemaker, Jonas Norberg and Daniel Wallner, plus our new recruit, Olof Berglöf, bought the IP back and we are now steering Pacemaker in parallel with an exciting music and technology landscape.
To make sure our precious Pacemaker Device (PMD) could live on. We’ve set up pacemakerdevice.org a non profit organisation together with a group of enthusiasts. A place where Pacemaker Device users can help each other, exchange ideas and receive updates of the Pacemaker Device firmware.