By Press Release Submitted to Published Aug 09, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Klover Products Inc.’s line of parabolic microphones, manufactured in Janesville, capture sound waves with pinpoint accuracy at a wide variety of sporting events throughout the year. Now, they're being used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Bexel, a major supplier of broadcast equipment to the television industry, included four of Klover Products' 16-inch parabolic microphones in its inventory of equipment going to the Olympics.

Paul Terpstra, Klover co-owner, engineer and product designer, said, "It’s very exciting to know that our product is going to be used at the Olympics. We don’t know yet exactly how they will be used, but you can be sure that we will be keeping a close eye out for them as we monitor the games."

He added: "Our products have been used for the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA playoffs, but the Olympics are the pinnacle of sports, and we’re very proud to play a small part in the television coverage."

In 2011, Klover Products owners Terpstra and Patrick Santini were approached by Fox Sports to develop a new parabolic microphone because their audio engineers wanted a better product. The Klover MiK 26-inch parabolic was born.

"We hear things now that were all but impossible to get before switching to the Klover MiK," said Fred Aldous, audio consultant and senior mixer for Fox Sports. Fox now uses the Klover MiK 26 exclusively for their football broadcasts.