Founded in 2006 and based in San Diego, Calif., Soundcast Systems is a privately funded company bringing its new wireless technology to the electronics market and arming consumers with a simple, affordable way to stream crystal-clear digital music throughout the home. Soundcast has employed a patent-pending frequency hopping technology that prevents transmitted signals from being affected by outside interference. Its easy-to-use, moderately-priced wireless audio transmission systems connect iPods, MP3 players, Macs and PCs to home theater systems or amplified speakers.
While there are many wireless products on the market claiming to play digital music on home theaters, Soundcast products provide an interference-free, steady audio stream. Devices such as microwave ovens, cordless phones, wireless LANs and Bluetooth devices use the crowded 2.4 GHz band and can degrade wireless audio signals. The unique Soundcast frequency hopping technology prevents transmitted signals from distortion caused by outside interference.
Each Soundcast system consists of a transmitter and receiver which link wirelessly, using proprietary 2.4 GHz technology to send audio information over distances of up to 150 feet indoors and over 350 feet outdoors. Each Soundcast transmitter can operate up to two Soundcast receivers, allowing two audio zones to play the same audio source material. Because Soundcast utilizes the analog output signal of any digital storage device, including MP3 players and personal computers, Soundcast products are compatible with all the currently accepted music file formats, including iTunes.