The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association has been on a growth tear since the organization launched barely two years ago. The industry group is comprised of more than 40 leading brands, including founding member Summit Wireless Technologies. This week, though, the group announced that three more organizations have joined on in support of the association’s expanding efforts to create a top-notch wireless home audio platform: Foxconn Technology Group, Innovo Audio Designs, and System Audio.
The association credits the strong and recent growth to their WiSA Ready platform, which these new members will help in advancing the adoption and availability of through their various channels.
“Our newest members bring meaningful experience, versatility and scalability to our member roster,” Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA, said in a statement. “Given our explosive member growth this year, we have gained critical mass and are eager to assist our members in launching a broad range of innovative products that support a global movement in support of wireless audio. The recent momentum is also a testament to the success of our WiSA Ready certification.”
Not that they need it, but WiSA provided a little additional detail on each of the new members:
- Foxconn Technology Group: As a multinational electronics contract manufacturing giant, Foxconn is known for joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to the worldwide consumer electronics industry. With annual revenue in excess of $153 billion and more than 800,000 employees worldwide, Foxconn will help WiSA members deliver a new generation of WiSA products. The addition of Foxconn further expands WiSA’s footprint in the Asia-based manufacturing industry with Eastech, Hansong and GGEC also serving as members.
- Innovo Audio Designs: Specializing in the creation of innovative consumer products, Innovo Audio Designs provides services from ideation, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales to encompass the complete product development solution. With over 30 years of experience in product design, embedded systems, and new media marketing, Innovo Audio Designs helps its customers bring their ideas to life.
- System Audio: System Audio is a multi-award-winning loudspeaker brand that was established in Denmark in 1984. The brand’s speakers are well-known for their simple Scandinavian design, superb build quality and extraordinary sound. System Audio values tradition and craftmanship as well as modern innovative technologies. Its vision is to bring music and movie lovers closer to the artists and away from technological complexity.
As members of WiSA, these companies will have access to the WiSA specification, technical support, testing protocols, and additional partners to help bring interoperable wireless home theater products to the market.
For more info on the association and its certification and standards, visit www.wisaassociation.org.