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Frontier Silicon Powers New Philips Spotify Multi-Room Speakers
|By Business Wire
|September 4, 2014 08:08 AM EDT
Frontier Silicon, the world’s leading supplier of digital radio and
connected audio technology solutions, announces that its Venice 6.5
connected audio solution has been chosen to power the new range of
Philips wireless speakers.
Philips SW700M and SW750M speakers
The Philips SW700M and SW750M speakers, pictured, are designed for
Spotify Connect users and offer multi-room with world-class audio
synchronization and user experience. This is all enabled by Venice 6.5’s
high performance dual band Wi-Fi 802.11n and a software stack, optimized
for audio applications.
The latest iteration of Venice 6.5 firmware offers multi-room capability
using a range of audio sources, including Spotify Connect, local network
content, Internet radio, and analogue inputs, with Bluetooth coming
soon. In addition, Venice 6.5 supports Apple AirPlay, USB playback and
broadcast digital radio (DAB+ and FM).
A set of companion mobile apps and APIs to control speaker systems make
Venice 6.5 the perfect turnkey solution for the next generation of
connected audio devices.
The speakers are created by WOOX Innovations, brand licensee of Royal
Philips in sound, home entertainment and related accessories. The
Philips SW700M will retail for €99 and the larger, more powerful SW750M,
for €149 when it launches in key European markets next month.
Kenne Chu, Chief Business Leader at Woox Innovations, said:
“With the Philips Spotify multiroom speakers, the dream of seamless,
high-quality music streaming throughout your home is now within reach.
By incorporating Spotify Connect, listeners won’t be disturbed by
unstable connections when streaming music to their speakers. Incoming
phone calls, loss of signal range, or watching a video won’t spoil the
party: the music just keeps flowing. Frontier’s superior connected audio
technology makes this possible.”
Anthony Sethill, CEO of the Toumaz Group, parent company of Frontier
“We are very excited to be part of this product launch. For a brand like
Philips to rely on our solution for this range, is recognition of our
robust technology and dedication to our customers.”
The Venice 6.5 solution will be demonstrated in Frontier’s exclusive
demo room at IFA 2014.
About WOOX Innovations
From great sound quality, to advanced technology and sophisticated
design, WOOX Innovations strives to improve the entertainment
experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with over 1,900 employees
worldwide, we develop and market products in sound, home entertainment
and related accessories. WOOX Innovations is a Gibson Brands company and
a brand licensee of Royal Philips. For our latest news, go to www.woox.com/news/.
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits
and modules for digital radio and connected audio products. Frontier
Silicon is part of the Toumaz Group, a pioneer in low-power wireless
semiconductor and software technologies for the consumer audio and
wireless healthcare markets.
The group is headquartered in London, England, with design centres in
Oxford, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Romania. The company also has sales and
technical support teams in Hong Kong, China and Japan.
Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for Digital broadcast
radio, Internet radio and connected audio - from silicon through
software to production-ready platform designs.
Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Argon, Bang & Olufsen,
Bose, Bush, Denon, Dual, Geneva, Goodmans, Grundig, Hama, harman/kardon,
Hitachi, JVC, Magic Box, NAD, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pinell,
Pioneer, Pure, Revo, Roberts, Ruark Audio, Sangean, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony,
TEAC, TechniSat, Tivoli Audio and Yamaha.
Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier
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