Rosebery, NSW, Australia–LeisureTech Electronics, inventors of the A-BUS multi-room audio technology, has received official notification from the United States patent office that their application for A-BUS has been allowed. This means that the application for the patent on A-BUS will be granted and issued to LeisureTech sometime in early 2006.
LeisureTech already holds patents for A-BUS in Australia and New Zealand and has several others pending around the world.
“This is very welcome news indeed and it certainly reaffirms our belief that A-BUS is a truly compelling idea,” said Andrew Goldfinch, founder of LeisureTech and co-inventor of A-BUS technology. “For more than five years, LeisureTech and our partners have successfully marketed the many benefits of A-BUS technology throughout the world. Having a U.S. patent, will further strengthen the A-BUS platform as the standard for affordable multi-room audio.”
Designed for multi-room audio, A-BUS utilizes a single Category 5 cable to carry signal, data, IR, status, and power. The technology’s approach places amplifiers closer to speakers, which according to LeisureTech, enables superior sound quality, increased flexibility, simpler installation, consumer-friendly operation and greater affordability. A-BUS is currently licensed to more than 15 manufacturers with various and diverse product offerings in the multi-room audio category.