BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiSA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading innovator in wireless audio technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems, is poised to enter the set-top box market with multiple implementations of its WiSA E software expected in the market in 2024. Traditional set-top boxes as well as streaming media devices are typically hesitant to add multichannel audio functionality due to the additional cost of the required hardware to support the feature. WiSA E’s software transmitter allows manufacturers to load wireless multichannel audio functionality on the production line or on demand as a field upgrade to existing platforms at a nominal cost. The end consumer has the option to activate the software at any time.
“Set-top boxes and other streaming media devices are well-positioned to take advantage of embedded multichannel audio software,” said Tony Parker, vice president of technical marketing and strategy. “WiSA E was designed to work with existing processors and Wi-Fi hardware. As a result, embedding WiSA E functionality does not increase the BOM cost in the same way additional multichannel hardware has in the past. We anticipate many more streaming media devices will want to take advantage of this cost-effective model for offering immersive multichannel audio to their consumers.”
Using a software approach to enable wireless multichannel audio features in streaming media devices offers multiple advantage to both manufacturer and consumer:
- Advantages for the manufacturer:
- Access to functionality with no additional hardware costs
- Extended product lifespan – software updates keep devices current and competitive
- Advantages for the consumer
- Consumers only pay for the features they choose when they decide to activate them
- Software-based activation enables consumers to customize their devices according to their preferences creating a personalized and user-centric experience
Learn more about how WiSA E can add wireless immersive audio functionality to streaming media devices.
For more information about WiSA E wireless audio software, contact Tony Parker, vice president of technical marketing and strategy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the WiSA Technologies and its range of products and services at www.wisatechnologies.com.
About WiSA Technologies, Inc.
WiSA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung; LG; Hisense; TCL; Bang & Olufsen; Platin Audio; and others, the company delivers immersive wireless sound experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA Technologies, Inc. is a founding member of WiSA™ (the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) whose mission is to define wireless audio interoperability standards as well as work with leading consumer electronics companies, technology providers, retailers, and ecosystem partners to evangelize and market spatial audio technologies driven by WiSA Technologies, Inc. The company is headquartered in Beaverton, OR with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, and California.
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