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, has welcomed Harman International as its newest member.
Samsung-owned Harman includes the AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, and Revel brands.
As a WiSA member, Harman may leverage the association’s wireless-enabling technology to expand its home theater product offerings.
“With the growing abundance of multi-channel audio systems in the home, we have the opportunity to dramatically improve the level of entertainment through the creation of powerful home theater experiences with the added benefit of wireless audio,” said Lou Schreurs, vice president and general manager of BU Connected Home at Harman. “Joining WiSA is an important step and we are excited to work as partners to make the wireless audio environment more convenient and desirable to consumers than ever before.”
WiSA’s technology standardizes and promotes quality wireless audio while assuring interoperability between wireless speakers and components. It enables wireless and multi-channel transmission of low-latency, high-definition audios.
“Harman is an ideal addition to our member roster given its long history with successful, audio brands and widespread distribution,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “The company’s position in the marketplace provides significant opportunity for the future of our certified product offerings, delivering a positive impact to the home theater industry as a whole.”
The WiSA Association consists of more than 30 member brands, including the world’s top manufacturers and resellers of audio products, who remain devoted to developing and promoting the adoption of WiSA-certified products worldwide. Together, WiSA and its members deliver unmatched performance and ease of use in the home theater industry.