SAN JOSE, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –WiSA® LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), today announced the launch of the WiSA Certified ™ SOUND SPHERE audio system, a member of the Onkyo Home Entertainment Association. SOUND SPHERE is Onkyo’s very first WiSA ™ certified product and includes the award-winning product WiSA SoundSend wireless audio transmitter. Onkyo, a Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics, specializes in high-end home theater equipment and serves audio enthusiasts around the world.
The Onkyo SOUND SPHERE with SoundSend will be available in 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 system bundles, giving customers the flexibility to purchase a format that best suits their needs and environment. With WiSA ™ certified speakers and Soundsend, an HDMI (or optical) connected audio transmitter, Onkyo surround sound systems deliver immersive, theater-quality sound experiences without cables and after just a few minutes of setup.
“Due to the gaps in home entertainment that were highlighted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an opportunity to further improve home audio and video,” said Kevin Miyagi, member of the Board of Directors of Onkyo Home Entertainment. “The SOUND SPHERE has the capabilities to enable users to enjoy sound that matches high quality video, making any home feel like a live place. We are delighted to partner with WiSA Association to enrich the audio and video industry. ”
By combining the very first WiSA branded product, SoundSend, audio can be transmitted wirelessly to Onkyo SOUND SPHERE speakers and subwoofers with extremely low latency. SoundSend can also transmit up to eight high quality audio channels at the same time, and its mobile app allows easy access and control features like MyZone, which allows users to create a “sweet spot” for ideal listening. Onkyo systems are compatible with the latest Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer surround audio format and the sound quality of their speakers perfectly matches and complements the visuals of today’s high-resolution televisions.
“The Association is very honored that Onkyo is launching the first WiSA certified wireless speaker system in the Japanese market,” said Tony Ostrom, President of WISA. “We look forward to Japanese consumers easily enjoying this wonderful home surround system. As another Association member prioritizes quality and innovation in the home entertainment category, we are excited to share the certification of the SOUND SPHERE system.
About Onkyo Home Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Since 1946, Onkyo Home Entertainment Corporation (OHE) (TYO: 6628) has been passionately engaged in the development of audio products that deliver exceptional performance, quality and value. By combining exclusive technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, OHE continues to create award-winning products. The company’s philosophy is to provide products and services that are superbly designed and built to an always exceptional standard of excellence. Today, OHE is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information on OHE products, visit https://onkyo.com/.
About WiSA, LLC
WiSA®, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standards used by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound through smart devices. WiSA ™ certified components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and videos, music, sports, games / e-sports, and more. WiSA also ensures robust, high-definition, multi-channel, low-latency audio while eliminating the complicated setup of traditional audio systems. For more information on WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org.
About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive wireless audio technology for next-generation smart devices and home entertainment systems. Together with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and others, Summit Wireless provides smooth and dynamic audio experiences for High definition content including movies and videos, music, sports, games / eSports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, and works in partnership to uphold the audio industry’s most trusted interoperability standards. Summit Wireless, formerly Summit Semiconductor, Inc., is headquartered in San Jose, California, with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information on Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc., please visit: www.summitwireless.com.
* WiSA Ready TVs, gaming PCs, and consoles are “ready” to stream audio to WiSA Certified ™ speakers when a WiSA USB transmitter is plugged in and a user interface is activated through an application or product design like LG televisions.
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