Soundcast® Unveils Two New High Performance Wireless Speakers at the International Consumer Electronics Show
- New Products Promise Groundbreaking, Crystal-Clear Sound Transmission from an iPod, MP3 Player or Personal Computer to any room in your house or outdoors
Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2007 – Soundcast Systems, a leading provider of revolutionary wireless audio transmission systems, today released two breakthrough products – SpeakerCast™ and OutCast™ – designed to offer the highest-quality wireless transmission from digital music players or personal computers to any room in your house or even outdoors. Soundcast’s SpeakerCast is a high performance stereo speaker system using Soundcast wireless technology to receive music from an iPod™ when it is placed in the included Soundcast iCast™ wireless dock. The OutCast is an all-weather full-range, battery/AC operated wireless speaker system for outdoor use. It also includes the Soundcast iCast wireless dock
These new products represent a significant expansion in the Soundcast line of wireless technology products. During 2006, Soundcast introduced iCast and AudioCast, which offered the consumer a convenient, wireless way to link a digital music player and home stereo system without running wires and drilling holes in the walls. With iCast, the user simply fits an iPod into the transmitter in an Apple® approved dock. The AudioCast transmitter can be connected to any brand of MP3 player or to a personal computer using the supplied accessory cables.
“There have been hundreds of wireless products developed over the years claiming to deliver an impressive quality of sound – yet all of them have fallen short of that promise due to their innate susceptibility to interference, which can significantly degrade the audio quality to the point where the music is not audible,” said Rusty Bennett, vice president of Soundcast. “We’re thrilled to release SpeakerCast and OutCast to expand the use of our technology into user friendly, high performance wireless speaker systems”.
With effortless plug and play installation, no complex programming and a simple, sleek interface, SpeakerCast and OutCast can extend the utility of the consumers’ music files by linking the music resource to a distant location. Each speaker system is fully self contained with internal amplification, full range speaker complements and the Soundcast receiver, all in one convenient package. Unlike competing solutions available to date, both products effectively eliminate outside interference caused by other household devices that share the crowded 2.4GHz band, including microwave ovens and cordless phones. The result is full range, high performance sound any place you want it - in the home or in the yard or patio.
All Soundcast products can transmit signals up to a distance of 150 feet through multiple rooms indoors, and over 350 feet outdoors. Soundcast systems co-exist with other devices operating in the 2.4GHz band, including Bluetooth, 802.11 and related products. Based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology, Soundcast’s engineering team has refined its patent-pending wireless technology to allow transmitters to search for open channels in the 2.4GHz band, and instantaneously jump to them – ultimately avoiding interference and allowing for unprecedented sound quality
As many as three Soundcast systems can operate in close proximity. By achieving this level of quality of service, Soundcast products can now be securely used in high-density multi-unit dwellings (MUD). Each Soundcast transmitter can operate with two receivers, allowing the creation of multi-zone systems.
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