Quick Reference Fact Sheet
The roots of Birmingham, Alabama-based Oxmoor can be traced back to 1971 when Lynn McCroskey and business partner Jim Cawthon founded Sonics Associates, Inc. Oxmoor Corporation was created in 1985 as a subsidiary of Sonics.
As a division of Sonics, Oxmoor served as the exclusive provider of sound and automation technology to all IMAX® theatres (including all 3D applications) and amusement attractions worldwide.
In 1988, building on their long-standing relationship, IMAX purchased an interest in Sonics and eventually acquired the entire company in 1998. McCroskey and much of the original team stayed onboard to provide their expertise through the transition and into its first years as a wholly owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation.
In 2001 McCroskey left IMAX to devote his full attention once again to Oxmoor and the development of its ZON Audio whole house product line. The ZON product line debuted at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) trade show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 27-29, 2002.
In addition to their work for IMAX, Oxmoor professionals have provided customized high quality sound technology to locations as diverse as amusement parks, traditional movie theaters, stadiums, large corporate boardrooms and churches.
Oxmoor's custom technology projects are designed, built, installed, and serviced by engineers and technicians based out of the company's Birmingham, Alabama headquarters.
Oxmoor engineers have designed, built, and installed systems that are an integral part of numerous aeronautical and space programs at:
- Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, Florida)
- U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, Alabama)
- Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
- Virginia Air and Space Center (Hampton, Virginia)