Musaic's wireless HiFi system first to combine multi-room audio playback and smart home functionality
LONDON, UK, November 11, 2014 - Wireless HiFi start-up Musaic today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories category. Musaic's multi-room wireless HiFi system is the first to offer high quality audio playback as well as smart home functionality. The prestigious awards honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products coming to market. Musaic is set to launch its new wireless HiFi system at the 2015 International CES in January.
CEO and Founder Matthew Bramble said: "It is a huge honour for Musaic to be recognised as a truly innovative entry to the home audio market. We wanted to make a system that would deliver what consumers have been longing for, a wireless HiFi system without compromise. Musaic offers audiophile sound quality, with wide compatibility including WiFi and Bluetooth, hi-res files, internet radio, and the latest streaming services. Additionally, it allows our customers to create a smart home with audio at its heart; Musaic can constantly evolve and open up new opportunities in the home."
Musaic is a new multi-room wireless HiFi system made up of speakers that are placed around the home, allowing consumers to listen to different music in different rooms, or the same music in every room, in perfect unison. Musaic is compatible with almost any device, with free apps for Apple and Android phones and tablets, Macs and PCs. It works with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and can play almost any file type including 24-bit Studio Master files. Built-in internet radio provides access to more than 15,000 stations, and pre-sets can be recalled from the app and touch buttons on the speakers.
Compatibility with streaming services
Musaic utilizes some of the most cutting edge technology available including Qualcomm® AllPlay™, a smart media platform that allows Musaic to work natively with compatible streaming service apps. This means consumers can use the familiar interface of their favourite app and stream content directly to the Musaic wireless HiFi system at the touch of a button.
Smart home connectivity
The first smart HiFi, Musaic also offers home automation features. Uniquely, Musaic can integrate with lighting and home automation, allowing users to create a fully connected smart home. The Musaic Music Players are even Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enabling connection with a wide range of hub-based and hub-less home automation products. Users can set up rule-based 'if this then that' home automation, for example, a plant-pot sensor can tell Musaic that the soil is dry, so the Musaic system will play the message 'your plant is thirsty' at breakfast time. A sensor on your mother's front door can tell Musaic the door hasn't been opened in two days and Musaic will play a message saying 'phone your mom'.
Musaic is also a founding member of the AllSeen Alliance, a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework. This will allow Musaic products to communicate with other products around the home, from a wide range of partner manufacturers.
Musaic at the 2015 International CES - January 6-9, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Musaic's wireless HiFi system will be displayed at the 2015 International CES at booth #75017 in Eureka Park, the dedicated area for tech start-ups in CES Tech West at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
About the CES Innovation Awards
The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
About Musaic Ltd.
Musaic is a London based start-up, led by CEO and Founder Matthew Bramble, a longstanding HiFi professional who has worked for some of the leading British audio brands. The innovative new Musaic Wireless HiFi System was first revealed at International CES 2014 in Eureka Park. Musaic later went on to run a successful Kickstarter campaign raising just over $100,000 (Â£60,000) and was picked as one of five start-ups to take part in Jlab, a tech incubator run by leading British retailer John Lewis. The Musaic team will launch their Wireless HiFi System at the 2015 CES in January. For further information about Musaic visit: www.musaic.com.
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