VOXX International Expands Membership with the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association

November 14 2017, 04:00
VOXX International Corporation has significantly expanded its membership with the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association to support interoperability across its portfolio of brands. As a WiSA member, VOXX International’s family of brands have access to the WiSA specification, technical support and testing protocols necessary to bring interoperable, wireless home theater products to market.

VOXX International-owned subsidiary Klipsch has long served as a founding member of the Association, with the brand currently selling its WiSA-enabled Reference Premier HD Wireless home theater speakers in market. With this expansion, VOXX International is adding its entire portfolio, which includes well-known domestic and international audio brands of 808 Audio, Acoustic Research, Jamo, Energy, Magnat, Heco, RCA, and more.

Ultimately, this will allow its brands to take advantage of the growing wireless home theater market on a global basis. VOXX International will also have the opportunity to launch wireless home theater products from a variety of brands with various price points, feature sets, cosmetics, as well as the proper global distribution to accommodate its vast customer bases.

The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association is an industry group dedicated to bringing high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market. WiSA’s innovative technology improves the home theater experience by standardizing and promoting quality wireless audio while assuring interoperability between wireless speakers and components. It enables wireless and multi-channel transmission of low-latency, high-definition audio, making it ideal for home theater systems.

Pat Lavelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of VOXX stated, “Our Klipsch brand has experienced significant success through our WiSA alliance and we look forward to leveraging this further with other leading audio products in our portfolio, including 808 Audio, Acoustic Research, RCA, Magnat, Mac Audio, and Heco, as well as other brands which incorporate audio technologies. By expanding our partnership with WiSA, we will be in a better position to leverage WiSA’s resources and technological capabilities, while broadening potential distribution channels on a global scale. We look forward to working more closely with the association to enhance our offerings and delivering best-in-class solutions for our customers and retail partners.”

Additionally, WiSA eliminates the complicated set up and wiring of traditional systems by utilizing cutting-edge wireless technology to create powerful and reliable audio systems that boast uninterrupted listening enjoyment.

“VOXX is such an important component of the consumer electronics and high-end audio marketplaces both nationally and internationally,” says Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. “The potential for certified product offerings is endless, and we look forward to working with them to make interoperable audio products that span the company’s portfolio. As our member roster grows, so does the potential for consumers to create the perfect home theater experience by selecting the products and brands that are right for them, their goals, and their environment.”

The WiSA Association consists of more than 30 member brands, including the world’s top manufacturers and resellers of audio products, who remain devoted to developing and promoting the adoption of WiSA-certified products worldwide. The Association’s latest members include Harman and Xbox. Together, WiSA and its members deliver unmatched performance and ease of use in the home theater industry.
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