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Digital wireless audio tech boosts interoperability

Posted: 02 Jun 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:digital  wireless  audio technology  interoperability 

SMSC debuts its Kleer uncompressed digital wireless audio technology that offers high quality media transmission, low power consumption, strong interference robustness and Wi-Fi coexistence, at the Computex event taking place from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan. KleerNet technology now expands digital wireless audio connectivity and interoperability capabilities for PC, tablet, home theatre and gaming applications.

KleerNet delivers interoperability between audio products from various brands to allow consumers to connect their KleerNet enabled devices without the need for special hardware or software drivers. As a result, consumers will be able to enjoy low power, high quality HD wireless audio technology that is simple and easy to use over a host of home or portable entertainment systems.

The recently-launched DARR83 with the latest KleerNet firmware release is the first product in the KleerNet family of low latency and low power wireless audio solutions targeting home, office and portable applications. SMSC claims that the DARR83 is the most complete digital wireless audio processor with tri-band frequency support and an embedded multi-channel audio controller with USB 2.0 connectivity for a wide variety of digital wireless audio applications.

"Consumers are looking to access their digital content from any device, anywhere and at any time," said Gene Sheridan, senior vice president and general manager of SMSC's wireless products group. "We are meeting this challenge with our new KleerNet technology which enables seamless interoperability across all KleerNet-enabled devices—from PCs and tablets to home theatre & gaming systems—and across all brands that utilise KleerNet technology. Consumers get the access to their content they are demanding and we deliver it with the HD audio quality and ease of use our customers expect from Kleer wireless audio products."

SMSC's KleerNet technology gives consumers the option of choosing among KleerNet-enabled audio products from various consumer brands for use in their home, office or portable applications. Examples of wireless audio products that incorporate KleerNet technology are 5.1/7.1 surround sound home theatre systems, sound bars, sub-woofers, headphones, and gaming and VOIP headsets. It is said that KleerNet wireless audio products are designed to co-exist with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic and support multi-band RF (2.4GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz), low latency, low power and high bit and sampling rates.

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