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Sam Runco Joins WiSA Board

The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association has announced that Sam Runco, an AV industry veteran and founding member of CEDIA has joined the WiSA Advisory Board to support the promotion and broad adoption of wireless audio speaker technology in the home.

Fellow Advisory Board members include Aperion Audio, DEI Holdings, Inc. (parent company to Polk Audio and Definitive Technology), GGEC, Hansong Electronics, Klipsch Group, Meiloon Industrial, Pioneer Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Silicon Image, and Summit Semiconductor. 

Sam Runco has more than 30 years of experience in the home theater industry and is the founder of Runco International, a leader in products and services for custom HD home theater video displays. Runco is also the recipient of CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and an inductee in the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. 

“WiSA-compliant speakers are the first to provide consumers with a superior quality, interference-free, wireless surround-sound experience while offering interoperability with other WiSA-compliant CE components,” Runco said. “I am looking forward to help guide the implementation, interoperability, and evolution of this exciting wireless home audio technology.” 

The WiSA Association is an industry group dedicated to promoting high performance wireless audio in the home theater market by delivering the industry’s first interoperability specification and compliance testing programs for manufacturers of high-performance wireless speakers, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and other consumer electronics devices. Consumers will be able to outfit their home entertainment system with WiSA-compliant speakers and components from any participating vendor with the assurance that the devices will interoperate with each other and provide the highest standard in HD wireless surround sound audio. 

“We are thrilled to have Sam bring his extensive expertise and leadership in home theater innovation to the WiSA Advisory Board and are looking forward to have him join us in setting a new standard for high-performance wireless audio,” said Jim Venable, president of the WiSA Association.