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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA®)Association
    Descriptive info: .. HOME.. TECHNOLOGY.. Overview.. System Set-up.. Scalability.. Key Attributes.. Whitepaper.. Case Studies.. Bang & Olufsen.. ASSOCIATION.. About Us.. FAQs.. WiSA Association Charter.. Membership Benefits.. Membership Types.. Become a Member.. Leadership.. Membership List.. News & Events.. CONTACT.. Member Login.. The WiSA™ Association is an industry group dedicated to fostering the adoption of Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA) technology through interoperability testing and market-building activities worldwide.. Learn more about becoming a member.. WiSA Members.. Events.. Visit us in Sound Room 13.. Denver, CO.. 9/18: High Resolution Multi-channel Audio Webinar.. Webinars U.. S/Europe on September 24th.. Webinars Asia on the September 25th.. To attend the WiSA Webinar.. click here.. Market Dynamics in the New Age: 10/23.. January 3 & 4, 2015.. Las Vegas, NV.. January 6 - 9, 2015.. Las Vegas, NV.. Recent News.. Summit Semiconductor Announces Availability of Extended Distance Modules In Support of the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association’s Whole House Audio Specification.. September 09, 2014.. Hansong Announces A New Family of WiSA Compliant Wireless Multichannel and Streaming Audio Products For The Consumer, Pro Audio and PC Gamer Markets.. September  ...   WiSA Association President.. Hello from WiSA Association! My name is Tom Lee and I am your new President.. If we haven’t already spoken I am sure that we will have a phone conversation in the coming days.. I have been on the job now for a little over three weeks.. I am quickly learning a great deal about WiSA, our members and the tasks ahead of me.. I’d like to share a bit about my career, background and the path that led me to this new exciting position.. As difficult as it is to admit at times, I have been in the technology industry for over 35 years and have seen many changes – especially in the world of.. 02.. CE Week Was A Smashing Success!.. Jun.. 24.. Get Ready New York, Here We Come!.. Proud member of.. Quick Links.. Technology.. Association.. Contact Us.. NAME:.. Name is required.. EMAIL:.. Email is Required.. Valid Email Address Required.. Get in touch.. WiSA Association.. San Francisco, CA.. +1-512-659-2085.. Copyright 2014 - WiSA (Wireless Speaker Audio) Association |.. Privacy Policy.. |.. Terms of Use..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Compliance
    Descriptive info: WiSA® Technology.. As TVs have gotten thinner, delivering increasingly better video, their audio quality has not kept pace, for the simple reason that there’s limited space on these ultra-thin displays to fit a high-quality speaker.. Consumers who want premium HD audio to complement their HD video must invest in a separate audio system.. In addition to the expense of these systems and the complexity of setting them up, there’s the challenge of running all those speaker wires – as many as eight in a 7.. 1 surround system.. Without hiring professional installers, it’s nearly impossible to make these cables “disappear” or blend naturally into the surroundings.. Likewise, once the speakers are installed, they need to be calibrated and balanced to the room environment, requiring specialized equipment and expertise that is often beyond the  ...   WiSA technology provides that solution.. WISA compliant devices use the relatively uncrowded UNII frequency spectrum to transmit high-fidelity, "interference free" audio ranging from stereo to 7.. 1 surround sound, along with system configuration and calibration data.. Learn the features that make WiSA technology the new global standard for the wireless transmission of HD audio in a home entertainment environment.. WiSA compliance ensures interoperability among transmitter and speaker brands, so consumers can mix and match products from different vendors and easily grow their systems.. Key features of WiSA technology at a glance.. A high-level introduction to WiSA technology that compares it with competing wireless audio solutions, looks at audio market trends, and explores the market opportunities for WiSA-enabled products.. In This Section.. OVERVIEW.. SYSTEM SET-UP.. SCALABILITY.. KEY ATTRIBUTES.. WHITEPAPER.. CASE STUDIES.. Tweets by @WiSAAssociation..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Compliance
    Descriptive info: WiSA Technology Overview.. The WiSA Compliance Test Specification (CTS) defines a set of attributes for Wireless Speaker and Audio technology that combine to deliver unmatched performance and ease of use for the home theater consumer.. WiSA technology transmits 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 96k/second, with robust error recovery for uninterrupted listening enjoyment.. With extremely low latency and negligible speaker-to-speaker delay, it offers flawless wired-quality performance and reliability.. WiSA technology operates in the relatively unused 5.. 2 to 5.. 8 GHz UNII radio frequency spectrum, reliably transmitting uncompressed HD  ...   operate in the same crowded frequency band used by cordless phones, baby monitors, security monitors, wireless Internet hubs, and microwaves—resulting in interference and poor quality audio.. The WiSA Association was created to provide an interoperability compliance program for speaker brands and manufacturers of CE devices.. Consumers purchasing products bearing the WiSA logo can be confident that these products will work together flawlessly in the home theater environment.. This level of compliance is especially critical for new and emerging technologies such as wireless audio.. Related Information.. WISA ASSOCIATION BLOG.. SUMMIT WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association System Set-up
    Descriptive info: Easy Setup and Optimization.. WiSA-compliant speakers and components are extremely easy to install and configure.. Simply position the speakers where you want them, plug them into AC power, and power up the transmitter unit (TV, disc player, game console, AV Receiver, or wireless transmitter hub).. If the speaker positions need to change, they can simply be moved.. There are no speaker cables, connections, or speaker-to-amplifier matching required.. Unlike traditional home theater systems, a WiSA-enabled system can be quickly set up by the average user without the expense of hiring a professional installer.. Channels (e.. g.. Front, surround, rear, right, left, center) are assigned to speakers either automatically or by selection on a screen.. Through this process the system “learns” the locations of the speakers..  ...   distance between speakers.. From there, the components correct for volume and the delay in the room.. The listener position can even be changed by dragging (e.. from the left to right side of the couch) and the system instantly adapts by again changing the volume and delay for all of the speakers.. For more fully-featured speakers, there is also an automatic configuration option that involves the use of ultrasonic transducers, or “pingers.. ” Each speaker contains a pinger and from one speaker, the distances are automatically measured to all the other speakers, much in the way that whales, dolphins, and bats locate objects.. This serves the purpose of automatically mapping the locations of the speakers and their channel assignments simply by turning on the system..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Scalability
    Descriptive info: Unlike traditional home theater, a WiSA-enabled system can be easily altered, reconfigured, or upgraded without the hassle and expense of bringing in a professional installer.. WiSA-compliant products are tested for reliable interoperability among transmitter and speaker brands, which is particularly important when it comes to scaling a home theater system.. For instance, when a customer buys his initial system, he may simply get a sound bar and possibly a subwoofer bundled with a TV.. Later on, as he gets comfortable with his home theatre setup and wants more capability, buys a set of surround speakers.. Eventually he wants the full 7.. 1 surround experience and buys  ...   may need to be moved to a different room, or into a new home.. A grown child might move out of the house and take some of the components with her to college, with the missing pieces replaced by newer, higher quality components.. Each one of these system changes is made plug-and-play simple with WiSA technology.. Consumers’ purchase decisions may be made due to features, quality, cost, or even color.. The important point is that they have choices as they expand their system and are not limited to a single brand.. To achieve this, the WiSA certification and testing program ensures that all brands interact correctly..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Compliance Attributes
    Descriptive info: WiSA™ Key Attributes.. Some of the key attributes of WiSA technology include:.. 24-bit uncompressed audio for true audiophile sound – HD quality, perceptibly 50% better than CD audio.. Sample rate that matches the content: 32, 44.. 1, 48, and 96k samples/second.. Rapid error detection and recovery for uninterrupted listening enjoyment.. 5 ms fixed latency – perfect lip synch and immediate game response.. Under 160ns speaker-to-speaker delay – theatre quality surround experience.. Amplifiers and speakers matched and balanced as a unit – same quality sound in all directions..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Whitepaper
    Descriptive info: WiSA™ Whitepaper.. This whitepaper provides a high-level introduction to WiSA technology, contrasts it with competing wireless solutions, and explores the market opportunities for WiSA-enabled products.. To receive your free download, please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself:.. First Name:.. *.. First name is required.. Last Name:.. Last name is required.. Title:.. Title is required.. Phone:.. Phone number is required.. Fax:.. Email:.. Please enter a valid email address.. Email is required.. Job function:.. Job function is required.. Company website:.. Company name:.. Company name is required.. Address 1:.. Address 2:.. City:.. State / Province:.. Postal code:.. Country:.. Country is required.. Select Country.. Afghanistan.. Albania.. Algeria.. American Samoa (U.. S.. ).. Andorra.. Angola.. Anguilla.. Antigua Barbuda.. Argentina.. Armenia.. Aruba (NETH.. Australia.. Austria.. Azerbaijan.. Azores (Port.. Bahamas.. Bahrain.. Bangladesh.. Barbados.. Belarus.. Belgium.. Belize.. Benin.. Bermuda.. Bhutan.. Bolivia.. Bosnia Herzegovina.. Botswana.. Brazil.. British Virgin Islands (U.. K.. Brunei.. Bulgaria.. Burkina Faso.. Burundi.. Cambodia.. Cameroon.. Canada.. Canary Islands (SP.. Cape Verde.. Cayman Islands (U.. Central African Republic.. Chad.. Channel Islands (U.. Chile.. China.. Colombia.. Cook Islands (N.. Z.. Costa Rica.. Côte d Ivoire.. Croatia.. Cuba.. Cyprus.. Czech Republic.. Dem.. Republic of the Congo.. Denmark.. Djibouti.. Dominica.. Dominican Republic.. East Timor.. Ecuador.. Egypt.. El Salvador.. England (U.. Equatorial Guinea.. Eritrea.. Estonia.. Ethiopia.. Falkland Islands (U.. Faroe Islands (DEN.. Fed.. States of Micronesia.. Fiji.. Finland.. France.. French Guiana (FR.. French Polynesia (FR.. Gabon.. Galápagos Is.. (Ecua.. Gambia.. Germany.. Ghana.. Gibraltar  ...   Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn Islands (U.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico (U.. Qatar.. Rep.. of the Congo.. Republic of Georgia.. Réunion (FR.. Romania.. Russia.. Rwanda.. Samoa.. San Marino.. São Tomé Príncipe.. Saudi Arabia.. Scotland (U.. Senegal.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovakia.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. South Korea.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. St.. Kitts and Nevis.. Lucia.. Pierre and Miquelon.. Vincent and the Grenadines.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard (NOR.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syria.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania.. Thailand.. Togo.. Tokelau (N.. Tonga.. Trinidad Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks Caicos Islands (U.. Tuvalu.. U.. Virgin Islands (U.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States.. Uruguay.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Vatican City.. Venezuela.. Vietnam.. /U.. Wales (U.. Wallis Futuna (FR.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Yugoslavia.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. Industry:.. Industry is required.. Select Industry.. Consumer Electronics.. DTV.. Gaming.. ODM - Original Device Manufacturer.. OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer.. Semiconductor.. Set top box.. Speaker Brand.. Other.. I would like to receive updates from WiSA Association.. By choosing to opt-in, you agree that your contact information may be used by WiSA, LLC for the purposes of sending you information on WiSA, LLC related items.. WiSA, LLC respects your desire for privacy.. Personal information will not be shared with organizations without your consent, except to process data on WiSA LLC’s behalf.. Please refer to WiSA, LLC’s.. privacy policy.. for more information.. You will receive an email with a link to the WiSA Whitepaper for download..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Compliance
    Descriptive info: True to Form, Bang & Olufsen Leads the Way with Its WiSA-Certified Speakers..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association Case Studies
    Descriptive info: All Case Studies.. Lou Schreurs.. Senior Vice President Product Creation.. Bang & Olufsen is world renowned for its exquisite televisions, music systems and high- performance loudspeakers –all of which combine technological expertise with stunning design and emotional appeal.. Ever since its founding in 1925, the Danish company has broken barriers and redefined standards, pioneering innovative engineering and manufacturing processes to create home entertainment components that have consistently dazzled both consumers and the audio-visual industry.. It makes perfect sense, then, that Bang & Olufsen is at the forefront once again, this time leading the way for wireless audio technology.. Why the focus on wireless? Because as every audio manufacturer knows, consumers are clamoring for wireless systems –and it's a trend that shows no signs of stopping.. "For the past several years, the number one question we've been asked by our customers is this: ‘What about wireless?'" Lou Schreurs, Senior Vice President, Product Creation, Bang & Olufsen, explained.. "Combine that kind of consumer demand with a little research, and it's clear that the future of the audio industry is centered on wireless technology.. ".. From early on, Bang & Olufsen recognized the enormous business opportunity associated with a wireless audio platform.. But there was one significant challenge standing in the company's way: finding high resolution wireless audio technology that could meet Bang & Olufsen's extremely high standards.. Was that kind of high-end wireless audio solution even possible?.. Fortunately, a chance encounter at the 2012 European Integrated Systems tradeshow proved pivotal to the company's quest.. At the show, Bang & Olufsen engineers met representatives from the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association.. They learned about WiSA-compliant technology and how it could deliver the high resolution multi-channel wireless audio the company needed.. But the engineers remained predictably skeptical.. In the end, it took months of rigorous testing to convince them that WiSA-compliant technology delivered on its promise for interference-free, robust high-resolution audio.. "Our strategy involves looking for technology partnerships in relevant areas.. The WiSA Association was spot on, they had just the right technology for wireless and audio coding that Bang & Olufsen could help enhance the performance of by injecting the great system knowledge we possess.. Collaborating together helped us achieve stunning results.. And it shifted in a big way.. Ultimately, the Bang & Olufsen team was so impressed with WiSA-compliant technology that they decided to go "all in", using it to develop an entirely  ...   Olufsen's speakers have a broader market range.. The WiSA standard ensures interoperability and will allow Bang & Olufsen to expand its market share.. "More and more consumers are learning that WiSA-compliant certification guarantees the user experience,"Schreurs said.. "Then, they're even more delighted when they realize their WiSA- compliant speakers will work any other WiSA-compliant TVs and receivers.. For Schreurs, it's only natural for Bang & Olufsen to be where it is, out in front, helping to create high resolution wireless audio standards and leading the way for other companies to adopt.. WiSA-compliant technology.. This high resolution, multi-channel audio technology is on an entirely different level, raising the bar way beyond 2-channel Wi-Fi wireless audio which also exists today.. "Until now, wireless transmission quality simply hasn't been ready to reproduce sound the way the artist intended," Schreurs concluded.. "With WiSA-compliant wireless audio technology Bang & Olufsen is able to achieve two crucial goals.. We're able to offer our customers a truly exceptional end user experience and at the same time grow the Bang & Olufsen brand.. THE FIRST WIRELESS BANG & OLUFSEN SPEAKERS FEATURING WiSA-COMPLIANT TECHNOLOGY.. BeoLab 17.. Twist it.. Turn it.. BeoLab 17's compact, beautifully anodized aluminum cabinet delivers stunning performance way beyond its size.. BeoLab 18.. BeoLab 18 is the culmination of acoustic perfection, a heritage of authentic sound that has been Bang & Olufsen's hallmark since 1925.. BeoLab 19.. BeoLab 19's precision bass brings the true passion of music to life with spellbinding depth and clarity.. BeoLab 20.. BeoLab 20 is Bang & Olufsen's latest floor speaker and produces breathtaking musical clarity in a cultivated demonstration of power and control.. With Immaculate Wireless Sound built into the elegant design, now there's even less that stands between you and music the way the artist intended it to be heard.. INTRODUCING THE WiSA ASSOCIATION.. Established in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA) Association is an industry group dedicated to bringing reliable, high-resolution interoperable wireless audio products to the consumer.. The Association is responsible for developing specifications and performing testing and interoperability certification of WiSA-certified products, Association administrative management, and outbound marketing campaigns to promote the broad adoption of WiSA interoperability.. For more information about the WiSA Association, visit.. www.. wisaassociation.. org.. Member Contact:.. Thomas Lee.. President, WiSA Association.. Tel: 1-415-236-3355.. Email:.. tlee@wisaassociation.. Media Contact:.. Linda Ferguson.. PR Counsel, WiSA Association.. Tel: 1-503-869-5827.. lferguson@wisaassociation.. Back to Top..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Descriptive info: WiSA™ Association.. The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association was established to foster interoperability compliance testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers, and to promote the adoption of WiSA technology worldwide.. A high-level overview of the WiSA Association.. The purpose and responsibilities of the WiSA Association.. Read about the benefits of becoming a WiSA Association member.. Learn about the different levels of WiSA Association membership.. Information and instructions on how to become a WiSA Association member.. See who’s behind the WiSA Association.. News Events.. Read our latest news and check out our upcoming events.. WiSA Association FAQs.. 1.. What is the purpose of the WiSA Association?.. The WiSA Association was founded to advance the adoption of wirelessly transmitted, interference-free high-definition (HD) surround audio in home theater and commercial environments by establishing the industry’s first interoperability specification and compliance testing programs for manufacturers of high-performance wireless speakers, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and other consumer electronics (CE) devices.. Within the ecosystem of WiSA-certified products, consumers will be able to outfit their home entertainment system with WiSA certified speakers and components from any participating vendor with the assurance that the devices will interoperate with each other and provide the highest standard in wireless HD surround sound.. 2.. What activities does the WiSA Association engage in?.. The WiSA Association has established the industry’s first interoperability compliance testing programs for speaker ODMs, OEMs, and DTV manufacturers to certify interoperability between consumer electronics (CE) devices and high performance wireless speakers.. In addition, the Association will manage logo usage and trademark guidelines, investigate alternative markets, connect brands to manufacturing resources, and provide industry leadership in solving the challenges facing the home theater and commercial markets in the integration of wireless audio technology.. 3.. Why join the WiSA Association?.. Membership will give your company exclusive access to the latest version of the WiSA Association’s Compliance and Test Specification (CTS), Interoperability Requirements Document (IRD) design and testing tools, and marketing resources, as well as information on the latest advancements in wireless audio technology.. Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Brands, Wholesalers, Retailers, and Technology Providers are encouraged to join to extend their reach into the home theater market by offering the industry’s first products that feature certified interoperability between consumer electronics devices and high performance wireless speakers.. 4.. How will consumers be able to identify WiSA-certified products?.. WiSA-certified products will display the WiSA certified compliance logo, indicating they have been tested to be compliant to the Compliance and Test Specification (CTS).. 5.. What are the qualifications to become a Member of the WiSA Association?.. Membership in the WiSA Association is open anyone desiring to advance wireless HD audio for home theater or commercial applications.. 6.. What are the benefits to becoming a Member of the WiSA Association?.. Members have access to the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) and the Interoperability Requirements Document (IRD) in order to design WiSA compliant products, as well as additional design and testing tools.. Members will have access to many reference designs to help speed products to market and reduce engineering development costs.. Members can submit their products for WiSA compliance and interoperability testing.. Products that pass WiSA compliance and interoperability testing will be certified with the WiSA logo and featured on the WiSA website.. Members will have the opportunity to participate in select WiSA Association co-marketing activities.. Members have access to a “Members only” extranet where information is shared about the latest advancements in WiSA technology.. 7.. What are the levels of membership in the WiSA Association and associated costs?.. Opportunities to participate in the advancement of WiSA technology exist for Members and Associate Members.. Members.. are companies that sell and promote WiSA-certified products.. They agree to perform compliance and interoperability testing, and to abide by the WiSA trademark and logo usage guidelines.. Members pay an annual fee on a sliding scale based on company revenue, up to a maximum fee of US$5,000.. Associate Members.. are trusted vendors of WiSA-certified products, such as branded resellers, who agree to sell compliant products sourced only from licensed manufacturers.. Associate Members may display the WiSA logo signifying their membership in the Association and indicating that they sell WiSA-certified products.. Associate Members pay an annual fee on a sliding scale based on company revenue, up to a maximum fee of US$3,000.. Click here.. for an application to join and for more information about membership benefits.. 8.. What is the responsibility of WiSA Association Advisory Board members?.. Advisory board members help guide the advancement of WiSA technology through interaction with the technology developers and advise on the development of the compliance and test specification.. 9.. How can I become an Advisory Member?.. Advisory members join by invitation only.. There are a limited number of Advisory positions and if, for any reason, a position becomes vacant, an invitation will be extended to a candidate nominated by the remaining Advisory members.. 10.. Are there any licensing fees associated with membership in the WiSA Association?.. Yes, the nominal annual fee paid by members is to obtain a license to use the trademark and logo on certified products, a license to the Compliance Test Specification (CTS), and to help fund the activities of the association.. 11.. Are there any royalty fees associated with membership in the WiSA Association?.. There are no royalties associated with being a member of the WiSA Association.. 12.. Who manages the WiSA Compliance Test specification?.. The CTS will be managed by the agent of the association, WiSA, LLC, under the guidance of the WiSA Advisory Board and the Technical Advisory Committee.. 13.. Why  ...   a remote control.. 20.. My receiver has room optimization.. Won’t that conflict with WiSA’s sweet spot algorithm?.. It is not necessary to use the sweet spot technology when implementing a WiSA-based home audio system.. The sweet spot can be fixed at a single location and the receiver can use its own algorithm.. 21.. Do WiSA-compliant speakers require line-of-sight or can the technology transmit through walls and floors?.. As with most wireless radios, a WiSA-compliant system is designed to operate in the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) frequency band; it does not require line-of-sight nor does it go through walls and floors.. The U-NII band was selected to maximize channel availability and thus eliminate interference.. Products built without the ultrasonic transducers do not require line-of-sight; this functionality is based on the feature set designed in by the manufacturer.. However, to take advantage of the sweet spot location and auto calibration features, line-of-sight is required.. WiSA certification guarantees that the equipment will operate within a minimum of 30’ x 30’ space.. This is done to set realistic customer expectations, unlike some wireless radios that claim a huge range and fail to work.. While not currently supporting multi-room settings, we are actively looking at the requirements for multi-room applications.. 22.. 802.. 11a (common on Apple devices) and WHDI use the 5 GHz band.. Will I have interference issues if I use 802.. 11a or WHDI devices near my WiSA-enabled home audio system?.. Having other devices nearby that also use the 5 GHz band will not affect the performance of a WiSA-enabled home audio system as WiSA technology can seamlessly switch to another frequency within the 5 GHz band.. The 5 GHz U-NII spectrum utilized by WiSA technology has up to 24 channels available that are constantly monitored for interference using the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) sub-band between 5.. 8 GHz.. When interference is detected, the next channel, having been monitored for over one minute and confirmed for accessibility, is ready to go and WiSA-enabled devices switch seamlessly to that channel, without the user ever noticing or the audio experience being affected.. 23.. What is Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)?.. The Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) sub-band between 5.. 8 GHz is shared with military and weather (aviation) radar.. The rule for this sub-band is that the equipment must use DFS when radar is detected on a channel and immediately hop to an open channel.. This is inconvenient for computer networking because a channel must be clear for one minute before use and cannot be reused for 30 minutes after a conflict is detected.. Due to the strict access rules there are only a few systems that operate in the DFS band as a result and WiSA-enabled systems are one of them.. Audio is ideally suited for DFS operation since audio requires a steady stream of data -- not high-speed bursts.. Some of the audio transmission time can be used to look for unused channels.. When interference is detected, the next channel has been monitored for over one minute and is ready to go.. Using DFS is also good when there is interference from other radios, or if signal strength is poor for some reason.. The system can just hop to another frequency.. This makes it very friendly when co-existing with other technologies.. Will I need a new A/V receiver to use WiSA speakers?.. No.. Think of WiSA-compliant devices as operating just like speaker wires.. You may not need to use all of the amps on your receiver.. Likewise, if you want to wire your front speakers to your receiver, WiSA-compliant equipment can provide the connection to your subwoofer, surround speakers and rear channels.. 25.. Is WiSA-compliant technology just for residential applications, or does it have commercial applications too? If so, can you provide some examples?.. Initially the WiSA Association is focusing on home theater.. However, WiSA was invited to participate in.. Pete Putman’s “AV Signals Gone Wireless”.. presentation at InfoComm.. We did a very successful demonstration in a large meeting room to an audience of professional installers.. The Association is gaining more and more interest from the pro and commercial markets who are also looking for a highly reliable, interference free, wireless solution.. Besides the quality and robustness of the underlying technology, the InfoComm presentation demonstrated rapid setup and tear-down for mobile systems, conference rooms, lecture halls, and meeting rooms.. Any place where it is inconvenient, unsightly, or unsafe to run wires is a good fit for a WiSA-compliant speaker system.. The same goes for business locations that have concrete walls and floors that may cause installation problems.. 26.. OK, I’m sold.. When and where can I buy WiSA-certified products?.. There are a large number of systems from multiple manufacturers currently under development and should be hitting the market in the very near future.. One company that has announced and is shipping an amazing WiSA compliant high resolution audio system is Bang and Olufsen.. They have a selection of speakers, TV’s and other audio components that are being marketed under the “Immaculate Sound” branding in their.. product line.. Sharp has also introduced a really interesting.. WiSA-compliant wireless high resolution audio player.. Systems will soon be hitting the market at a wide variety of price points and capabilities.. We will update you on all of the new systems and products.. Prototype devices are also featured in the WiSA Association sound room at various expos around the world including CEDIA, Integrated Systems Europe, and CES.. ABOUT US.. WiSA ASSOCIATION CHARTER.. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS.. MEMBERSHIP TYPES.. BECOME A MEMBER.. LEADERSHIP.. NEWS EVENTS.. Download the FAQs..

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  • Title: The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™)Association About Us
    Descriptive info: About the WiSA™ Association.. Established in 2011, the WiSA (pronounced “why-suh”) Association is an industry group dedicated to promoting the adoption of WiSA-compliant wireless audio technology.. The association fosters interoperability testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers.. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the Association is structured around four component groups:.. The WiSA licensing authority.. (WiSA, LLC), responsible for testing and interoperability compliance of WiSA-enabled products, association administrative management, logo and trademark compliance, and outbound marketing campaigns to promote broader adoption of the technology.. The WiSA Advisory Members.. , with representatives from industry-leading  ...   Committee (TAC),.. addressing the technical challenges related to advancing wireless audio adoption.. Its focus is to develop and propose wireless audio solutions for the home theater, consumer electronics, and professional A/V markets, while working with other standards bodies such as IEEE, AES, HDMI, and MHL for the advancement of wireless HD audio in their respective specifications.. WiSA Members,.. manufacturers of compliant products that incorporate WiSA technology.. WiSA Associate Members.. , branded resellers committed to sourcing and selling 100% compliant WiSA-enabled products.. For more information about the Association or WiSA technology, please contact.. info@wisaassociation..

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