Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
One standard would, of course, mean that all of your wireless audio devices would play nice together.
Is there an obscure holiday that we don't know about? Wireless Day maybe? Or maybe a name that's more clever. Point is, Intel and LG announced their wireless video plans at the same time as the WiSA Group formed to get a wireless audio standard to become, well, the standard.
The tech that WiSA is promoting is the Summit Wireless technology that's been utilized in prototypes by companies like Aperion Audio. Among the groups members are Pioneer, Aperion, Sharp, and DEI - the company that owns Polk and Definitive Technology.
The WiSA says that the sound coming through wirelessly is "virtually indistinguishable" from the quality you get through traditional means. They also say that interference and latency won't be an issue at all. Expect to see plenty of promotion of this new tech at CES next month.
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