Libre Wireless Joins Summit Semiconductor for Low Cost WiFi Home Theater

IRVINE, Calif: Libre Wireless Technologieshas announced at CES that it will join partnerhip with Summit Semiconductor to enable low latency high resolution multichannel surround audio scalable from stereo to 7.1, as part of Libre’s standard LibreSync WiFi media module platform.

The integration of low latency multichannel on a single WiFi subsystem allows for concurrent support of multichannel as well as Libre’s full WiFi music streaming, multiroom audio, voice and home connectivity features. This capability enables a significant cost down for connected sound bars and home theater systems that will bring wireless surround sound into the mainstream. Previously, low latency links have always been proprietary, single function modules adding incremental cost to the products as well as complex interoperability and RF coexistence challenges.

Now, Libre enabled speakers will have the added benefit of being able to be used for WiFi music streaming as well as multichannel audio applications without adding additional cost to the speaker. This new solution also eliminates the coexistence challenges delivering OEM’s and ODM’s a solution with much lower cost, risk and faster time to market.

The new Libre-Summit approach is expected to facilitate new use cases and incredibly compelling experiences for consumers with their mobile content as well. Whether for gaming, movies or web video content, the ability to provide high quality fixed low latency surround sound directly from mobile devices is revolutionary.

Libre will offer this multichannel streaming technology across their LibreSync product line giving customers flexibility in price/performance options. Libre’s turnkey LibreSync WiFi module solutions are unique in that they bring full high resolution audio to Libre’s innovative direct multidevice streaming technology supporting both transmit and receive applications.

“Libre Wireless Technologies continues to lead the market with innovation,” says Hooman Kashef, Chief Executive Officer of Libre Wireless Technologies. “Integrating seamless support for both LibreSync music streaming and MRA features along with this new low latency multichannel audio will deliver to our customers – CE brand and ODM product companies – with even more value and flexibility in Libre solutions.”

“As a founding member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) association we recognize the importance of offering audio technologies that are open to all consumers brands,” says Tony Parker, Vice President of Marketing, Summit Semiconductor.

CES 2017 runs today through Sunday, January 8.

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