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WISA Intros Certification Program For Wireless Audio

Devices use USB transmitter for multiroom play

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) announced a new certification program intended to simplify consumer setup of multiroom sound.

Product featuring the WiSA certification branding are equipped to deliver up to eight channels of audio to WiSA-certified speakers when connected with a WiSA USB transmitter, eliminating the need for A/V receivers or wireless hubs. The group highlighted one such transmitter from one of its founding members, Summit Wireless Technologies.

“The WiSA Ready certification is pivotal to amplifying our mission of delivering immersive, wireless sound to those who desire exceptional audio,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “Consumer electronics brands that leverage WiSA Certified technology will accelerate consumer adoption and the availability of immersive wireless audio while pushing the consumer entertainment experience to new heights.”

The WiSA Ready USB transmitter from Summit Wireless will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter. Pricing wasn’t revealed.