SoundSend WiSA Wireless Multichannel Transmitter Now Available for WiSA Partners, Distributors and Retailers

December 2 2020, 00:30
Consumer electronics consortium Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA), announced that SoundSend, the Association's first branded product, is now available at $179 US MSRP. This means that consumer electronic brands can now offer wireless multichannel surround sound 5.1 systems hard bundled with SoundSend or co-promote with premium audio speakers or TVs. The new "hockey puck" device is truly a strategic product. It's a big deal for the promotion of the technology and for making WiSA truly mainstream.

The new SoundSend audio transmitter enables WiSA Certified speakers to instantly connect to Smart TVs and serves as a central device for seamless management of immersive home cinema media systems. Transmitting high-quality 24-bit/96kHz wireless audio for up to eight channels, SoundSend is the Association’s first product and offers advanced tuning features including My Zone to create the perfect sweet spot, and decoding capabilities for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos.

Due to the expected high demand in its debut, WiSA partners are receiving the first product shipments before it is available in early December for individuals to purchase through Amazon, Newegg and other online retailers. Consumers can expect Platin Audio to be the first WiSA member to deliver an all-in-one wireless audio system that includes SoundSend through its Tuned by THX Monaco 5.1 Immersive Wireless Home Audio System.

"SoundSend opens a broad new market for speaker manufacturers to offer smart surround sound solutions with its low cost and simple setup," says Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. "Eliminating the need for A/V consoles, this small, impactful home cinema transmitter now enables the creation of immersive home theater experiences through a simple connection for all Smart TVs, a massive market for SoundSend. In addition, WiSA, with over 60 brand members, now has a significant and growing number of WiSA Certified home cinema speaker solutions. Premium audio brands like Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Bouchard, Harman and System Audio will be able to soft bundle with SoundSend at retail to offer consumers a high fidelity audio experience with a simple two-step connection."

The SoundSend HDMI audio transmitter is designed to make true wireless multichannel audio accessible in minutes, without the need of WiFi, to any smart TV with ARC/eARC connections and transmits high-resolution audio automatically to WiSA Certified audio speakers for an immersive cinema experience at home.

SoundSend is branded and distributed by WiSA to ensure broad distribution worldwide for all WiSA members selling speakers. This groundbreaking solution guarantees interoperability for a variety of the world’s leading audio brands and further showcases WiSA's commitment to implementing worldwide standards for wireless, high-resolution, multichannel audio.

The association is 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 combines robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency surround sound with the simple setup of a soundbar. OEM development support is provided by Summit Wireless Technologies.
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