At Profusion we pride ourselves on keeping our finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest and most prominent audio innovations, and we’re excited to update you on recent developments from Summit Wireless and WiSA.
The US-based Summit has been making considerable waves in the audio industry for the past few years, most notably with the founding of the WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association, a consumer electronics group focussed on creating universal interoperability standards between leading audio brands.
WiSA Certified™ Speakers See Continued Interest
Despite 2020’s global economic setbacks, WiSA compliant speakers continue to build momentum, seeing an increase in industry integration and consumer interest. Home cinema, personal gyms and next generation home entertainment systems are cited as the key reasons for consumers opting for WiSA’s promise of easy to install, high quality audio.
After its membership doubled in 2019, the past 12 months have seen the WiSA Association launch high-end product lines with the Skyworth Group (one of China’s largest manufacturers of TV products, comprising of Skyworth, Metz, Sinotec and Coocaa) and increase LG Electronics support with a range of premium 8K televisions. New WiSA Certified™ products include the highly flexible THX Monaco 3.1 Wireless Home Audio System, Platin’s Milan 5.1 Wireless Home Theatre system, and Axiim’s WM Series of wireless loudspeakers. Danish member System Audio also won an EISA award (Best Wireless Loudspeaker 2020-2021) for its WiSA Certified™ SA Legend 5 Silverback speaker system. German company Almando now offers a WiSA Certified™ Multiplay Surround Decoder and the Netherlands-based Veddan’s incomparable speakers now connect wirelessly via WiSA.
Projected VR developer Broomx Technologies and Danish high-end loudspeaker manufacturer Buchardt Audio have also been inducted into WiSA’s ranks, which as of writing includes over 80 leading consumer electronics brands, including LG Electronics, Foxconn, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Harman, Xbox, Razer, IAG, TCL and Savant.WiSA has also announced the WiSA Wave Marketing Program, a direct-to-consumer platform that will promote WiSA partners and drive sales of WiSA Certified™ products via digital marketing campaigns. This is in addiction to www.wisaassociation.org, which provides the website’s rapidly expanding online audience with information and links regarding the latest audio and video products from association members.
The Future of Audio is Wireless
Profusion stocks the latest WiSA audio components from Summit Wireless, alongside a range of comparable DLNA solutions from ConversDigital.
Summit’s range of WiSA compatible modules offers 8 channels of 24bit/96ksps uncompressed audio without the clutter or hassle of wires. The SWM908SD-TX transmit and SWS997SD-RX receiver modules can also be used in other applications requiring extremely low latency with synchronised channels. Several development boards are available.
Manufacturers looking to capitalise on the millions of WiSA ready TVs and games consoles can bundle in an affordable USB-TX Dongle, which replaces the AV receiver and allows customers access to Summit’s8-channel WiSA Ready Platformwith minimum effort.
2020 may have proven a universally tumultuous year for manufacturing, but its nevertheless still an exciting time for wireless audio and home entertainment technology. As always, Profusion is devoted to keeping its customers up to date with the latest wireless developments and products, so please visit our site and the Summit manufacturer page for further information.