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Consumer Demand Spurs WiSA Growth

The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing, high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market, continues its fast growth with the addition of six new members.
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The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing, high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market, continues its fast growth with the addition of six new members. Joining the Association to advance its mission is: Claridy Audio, a full-service OEM and ODM for digital audio electronics, wireless, amplification, and complete acoustical system design; Elytone Electronic, a leading OEM and ODM for audio products; Enclave Wireless Audio builds wireless audio products; Fostex, a manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products is a division of Foster, a large OEM speaker maker; Innovo Concepts, an innovative product design company; and Monitor Audio, a global specialist in speaker design. The Association has grown more than 50% since January of 2014 and now has thirty member companies. Additional member announcements are expected in the coming days.

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According to Raiyska Iyer, market research analyst for Futuresource Consulting, home audio represents an enormous opportunity for manufacturers and retailers with wireless speakers and soundbars growing at 181% and 81% annually. To date, wireless audio solutions have been limited to only a stereo experience, the key advantage of WiSA-compliant components is that it is the first solution to offer high-resolution audio from 2.0 to 7.4 channels. And, WiSA-compliant systems are fully interoperable, allowing the consumer the convenience and freedom-of-choice to mix and match components from different manufacturers.

“The surge in membership and the adoption of WiSA-compliant products is a reflection of the Association’s category leading wireless audio solution,” said Tom Lee, president of the WiSA Association. “WiSA members are able to deliver what consumers want, a full multi-channel, wireless home theater experience. The interference-free, wireless high-resolution audio products are easy to set up and interoperate with other compliant CE devices like HDTVs, set-top-boxes, gaming devices and more.”

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