BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiSA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading provider of immersive wireless sound technology for next-generation smart devices and home entertainment systems, today announced a licensing program for its premium multi-channel wireless software, WiSA E . The program is aimed at HDTV platforms and loudspeaker manufacturers. As consumer demand for an enhanced audio experience grows, WiSA Technologies predicts that a low-cost licensing program that makes WiSA’s audio technology readily available for industrial platforms will enable an ecosystem of affordable and interoperable immersive audio products.
WiSA E is currently being ported to Amlogic’s low-cost HDTV platform. WiSA Technologies is also working with several leading IoT chip manufacturers, including Realtek and Espressif, to run WiSA’s audio software on low-cost Wi-Fi chips.
“Today’s multi-channel audio components are expensive ASICs that are being relegated to the high end of the market,” said Eric Almgren, WiSA’s chief strategy officer. “WiSA has taken its multi-channel audio technology, currently used by many of the world’s leading audio brands, and developed an embeddable software product running on HDTV SoC platforms and low-cost IoT/Wi-Fi chips. Our new licensing program enables any smart TV or speaker to offer high quality wireless multi-channel audio at a much lower price than what is currently available on the market.”
WiSA E is an interoperable audio software/IP designed to be ported to TV SoC platforms, enabling integrated transmission capabilities for high-quality multi-channel audio streams. To enable an ecosystem of interoperable loudspeakers, WiSA E is also designed to operate on inexpensive 3approx-Party 5GHz IoT chips/modules. The WiSA Association, an organization with over 70 industry members, is developing an interoperability testing specification to ensure that products using WiSA E technology work seamlessly with one another.
“For the majority of consumers, high-quality immersive audio systems are too expensive and too complex to set up,” said Brett Moyer, CEO of WiSA. “By licensing WiSA’s industry-proven multi-channel wireless audio technology to HDTV platform providers, consumers can easily and affordably add wireless speakers to create a full Atmos-enabled immersive sound system without the need for additional cables or wires.”
WiSA E is testing this quarter (Q4 2022) with selected beta customers. Discussions on business licensing of WiSA E-Software products have begun; Porting of WiSA E software to platforms is supported in USA, Asia and India. WiSA Technologies anticipates that the WiSA E-Software will be in production during 2023.
WiSA E demonstration at CES 2023
WiSA Technologies will demonstrate WiSA E at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Showings are by appointment only and will be held Thursday through Saturday, January 5-7, 2023 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center. To arrange a product demonstration and to discuss how WiSA E-Licensing can lead to increased revenue by embedding wireless audio capabilities into televisions, please contact James Cheng, VP Sales, at [email protected]
About WiSA Technologies, Inc.
WiSA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for next-generation smart devices and home entertainment systems. Cooperation with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung; LG; Hisense; TCL; Bang & Olufsen; platinum audio; and others, the company provides immersive wireless audio experiences for HD content including movies and videos, 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 standards for wireless audio interoperability and collaborate with leading consumer electronics companies, technology providers, retailers and ecosystem partners to evangelize and commercialize spatial audio technologies , which are 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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