Buoyed by the Boom in New Home Theaters, WiSA Member Platin Now Providing Universal Smart TV Surround Sound, Available for Purchase November 2020
Better than unidirectional soundbars, Platin leverages WiSA SoundSend to provide Monaco plug and play multichannel Smart Speakers to millions of home cinemas
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA® LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), today announced the launch of a wireless home cinema bundle complete with the WISA SoundSend transmitter, the Association’s first branded product, and the Tuned by THX™ Monaco 5.1 Immersive Wireless Home Audio System™ from Platin. The bundle will be available for purchase in November 2020 via Amazon for $899, and pre-orders can be placed at Platin Audio’s site.
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Monaco 5.1 with WiSA SoundSend (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Association is excited that the WiSA Certified™ Monaco 5.1 system, a complete surround sound solution, will be the first to be bundled with the new WiSA SoundSend transmitter,” said Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. “With the help of the SoundSend, the home theater bundle offers 5.1 high-resolution audio and is also capable of virtual Dolby Atmos performance. The entire system can be set up in minutes to create a cinema in your home. The bundle will entice audio enthusiasts and novices alike with its wireless capabilities and uncomplicated installation process.”
The Monaco 5.1 with WiSA SoundSend system gives users immersive, theater-quality experiences made possible by WiSA Certified speakers and the HDMI (or optical)-connected transmitter, allowing for effortless home cinema setup and control in less than ten minutes. The SoundSend transmitter, WiSA’s first branded product, is a universal wireless multichannel home cinema audio transmitter designed to enable simple, yet amazing, home entertainment experiences for owners of smart TVs. The transmitter easily connects via HDMI/ARC and eARC to hundreds of millions of new and installed smart TVs. Better than unidirectional soundbars, the Platin Monaco and WiSA SoundSend system allows consumers to easily create truly immersive home cinema experiences in minutes.
The compact Monaco 5.1 system from Platin is Tuned by THX™ and perfectly combines high-definition audio quality and a less than 5.2 millisecond latency for picture-perfect lip sync. With only a 1 microsecond synchronization between speakers, the result is amazing accuracy and clarity. The system fits easily into any size living space--no audio cables required--and users can connect the speakers to any AC outlet. WiSA SoundSend decodes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos and offers audio quality of up to 24bit/96kHz. The SoundSend and Monaco combination can also create virtual Dolby Atmos experiences when an Atmos signal is delivered to SoundSend.
About WiSA, LLC
WiSA®, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standards utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified™ components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also ensures robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio while eliminating the complicated set-up of traditional audio systems. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org.
About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next generation home entertainment systems. Working 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 delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standards across the audio industry. Summit Wireless, formerly named Summit Semiconductor, Inc., is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information about Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc., please visit: www.summitwireless.com.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the last thirty-five years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, live events and automotive systems. Today, THX Ltd. continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is delivered with integrity to audiences worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.thx.com. Get social with us and stay up-to-date with all things #THXLtd: Twitter @THX; Instagram @THXLtd; LinkedIn “THX Ltd”; Facebook “THX Ltd.”
* WiSA Ready TVs, gaming PCs and console systems are “ready” to transmit audio to WiSA Certified speakers when a WiSA USB Transmitter is plugged in and a user interface is activated through an APP or product design like LG TVs.
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Source: Summit Wireless Technologies
Released October 27, 2020