These companies represent varying segments of the home theater industry and have WiSA-certified products planned for launch in 2018. WiSA is regaining momentum as manufacturers realize the advantages of supporting an industry-promoted wireless technology instead of bearing the cost of licensing other proprietary solutions, which don’t offer the 24-bit/96kHz, low-latency features WiSA does.
U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer GoldenEar is renowned in the industry for its high-fidelity products, including the award-winning Triton Series speakers. While at CES in January 2018, the company debuted a prototype of its DigitalAktiv 3 (DA 3), the brand’s first wireless, powered bookshelf speaker, which can be used on its own or paired wirelessly with another DA 3 via WiSA technology. While WiSA ensures high fidelity audio is received, GoldenEar’s engineering and development teams will be critical in delivering premium, WiSA-certified speakers to the marketplace.
Norway’s oldest and largest manufacturer of high-fidelity products, Electrocompaniet develops powered, high-performance components and speakers. Their membership strengthens WiSA’s identity as a wireless audio solution for premium brands while the Association’s technology ensures Electrocompaniet will have a reliable, high-definition connection between transmitters and receivers.
Germany’s Almando manufactures audio transmitters that allow for the interaction of different devices, such as smartphones and tablets, with stereo systems. Almando strengthens the WiSA Association with their ability to bring quality wireless home audio transmitters to market that allow for the content of a multitude of sources to be enjoyed through WiSA-certified systems.
Sweden-based Primare designs and produces hi-fi amplifiers that bring the Scandinavian attributes of honest integrity and timeless design to a global audience. As WiSA continues to grow its speaker brand roster, Primare’s membership represents a well-established audio brand committed to developing products that provide effortless, high performance, wireless connections to WiSA-certified speakers.
“Our newest members bring decades of audio experience and product development capabilities across varying product types,” says Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “We’re excited for them to join the wireless home theater movement and commit their expertise to the Association’s mission and related marketplace impact in wireless home theater.”
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 and eliminating the complicated set up of traditional wired systems.
WiSA is dedicated to bringing wireless immersive sound to the home theater market by building an interoperability standard with consumer electronics brands and ODMs for the consumer. WiSA’s interoperability testing means that users can feel confident that all WiSA certified components from all brands will work perfectly together.