WiSA LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, comprised of over 60 leading consumer electronics brands, and founded by Summit Wireless Technologies, has announced support of Dolby Atmos height channels, allowing WiSA speaker partners to develop products that include immersive 3D audio experiences made possible by Dolby Atmos technology. WiSA users will be able to assign front height, side height and rear height audio channels to WiSA Certified™ speakers, making it easy for consumers to configure their systems for Dolby Atmos content during set-up.
“We are very excited to create the opportunity for our TV and transmitter partners to send Atmos content wirelessly to WiSA Certified speakers as well as allow our speaker members to enhance their wireless audio assortments with Atmos solutions,” said Tony Ostrom, WiSA president. “Adding this capability answers requests we have received from WiSA members as well as consumers and we look forward to seeing WiSA Ready™* and WiSA Certified products in the field that dramatically simplify the process of creating three-dimensional immersive audio experiences in the home.”
The addition of Dolby Atmos height channels as options for a WiSA wireless audio system shows WiSA’s continued dedication to maintaining its leadership position in wireless home audio while providing versatile solutions that maintain an extremely high level of audio performance.
The ability for a user to select Dolby Atmos height channels will be included in the latest transmitter and speaker firmware, now scheduled for release in Q2 of 2020. Existing WiSA products can also take advantage of this feature through a firmware update.
“This new WiSA Certified Monaco 3.1 system is Tuned by THX and delivers a true wall of sound experience at a very attractive price point,” noted Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “We are thankful for our partnership with THX enabling best-in-class audio solutions such as the Monaco 3.1. WiSA members are delivering the future of cinema-quality audio for the home at prices that accommodate more budgets thus enabling the adoption of high-end audio by a broader market.”
Key features of the Monaco 3.1 Wireless Home Audio System include:
- TUNED BY THX for superior audio quality output.
- AMAZING CINEMATIC SOUND AND CRYSTAL CLEAR DIALOG: This 3.1 speaker system consisting of four speakers spread across the front of your room creates a powerful Wall of Sound which small soundbars can’t deliver as a singular unit. Separate these speakers and immerse yourself in a high resolution wide audio field experience better than a soundbar.
- SUPER SIMPLE SETUP: Unbox, plug in, and tune the speakers with the included free Axiim LINK app to perfect your audio experience. WiSA Certified speakers using WiSA’s certified wireless technology will have you setup in minutes.
- WIRELESS HIGH RESOLUTION: No need for an expensive custom installation or running speaker wires through walls or ceilings, or across the floor. This system comes with everything you need to add cinema-quality wide field audio to your Xbox One & Series X consoles and LG WiSA Ready 2019-2020 OLED & NanoCell TVs.
THX believes that consumers should have access to great audio experiences, regardless of the environment and medium of consumption. The Platin Monaco 3.1 Wireless Home Audio System has been Tuned by THX to deliver an improved audio experience. THX worked with Summit Wireless and WiSA engineers to create a set of high-accuracy filters and functionality within the Rx (wireless receiver) modules to provide the manufacturer with advanced loudspeaker tuning capabilities.
“THX is pleased to partner with WISA on this Tuned by THX Platin Monaco 3.1 speaker system to ensure consumers experience exceptional audio with their favorite content, whether movies, music or games” said Peter Vasay, vice president, home products, THX Ltd. “This Monaco system was calibrated by our THX engineers as a continuation of our partnership with WISA to bring great wireless audio systems to market at various price points.”
All WiSA Ready and WiSA Certified™ components work together seamlessly to deliver wireless, multi-channel audio capabilities and authentic concert and theater-quality sound that dramatically increases the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. As a result, consumers can expect a reliable and superior experience, but unlike traditional audio systems, set up is simple and takes just minutes, even for multi-channel setups.
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 resolution, 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, 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: https://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.”