London UK, April 10th 2014 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) reports that PEAQ, one of Media-Saturn Group’s own brands, is using Imagination’s Caskeid technology in a new range of PEAQ MUNET wireless audio music streaming systems, which bring next-generation audio to the mass market of European consumers.
Caskeid is a technology developed by Imagination to deliver exceptionally accurate synchronized wireless multiroom connected audio streaming. The unique and patented Caskeid technology delivers outstanding audiophile-quality stereo playback with less than 25µs synchronisation accuracy, providing a true ‘Wi-Fi Hi-Fi’ experience that is good enough to replace wires, satisfying even the most demanding audiophile.
Caskeid technology seamlessly delivers app content to multiple speakers using a unique combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Users simply select their chosen music or radio service app and send it via Bluetooth to a Caskeid speaker. The Caskeid technology integrated into the speaker takes care of ensuring that music is then seamlessly and synchronously sent to all the speakers in the group. To make Caskeid’s advanced capabilities fully accessible to music services, a Caskeid Software Developer Kit (SDK) enables agnostic app support over Wi-Fi for any Caskeid speakers.
PEAQ is Media Markt and Saturn’s own brand for sophisticated entertainment and the MUNET intelligent audio system range, initially five products, will deliver endless music enjoyment around the home. MUNET not only allows listening to the same music in different rooms, it can also be used to listen to music from different sources in different living areas. By using Caskeid the devices also allow perfectly synchronized playback on multiple or all loudspeakers.
PEAQ MUNET products based on Caskeid will be compatible not only with each other, but also with other devices based on Caskeid, enabling users to enjoy the widest choice and best quality.
JUKE, Saturn and Media Markt’s music service with over 25 millions songs, has been implemented for Caskeid bringing full support for Caskeid natively to the JUKE App. See http://www.myjuke.com for more information about JUKE.
PEAQ is the third major brand to announce that it is to use Caskeid in its products following Pure, which is already shipping Caskeid enabled speakers, and Onkyo, who announced that it is to use the technology in a future product range.
Says Pete Downton, director of cloud services, Imagination: “2014 may well be the year that wireless speakers really take off. Over half of consumers are already listening to music on their smartphones but just one in five is sharing music from that smartphone to another device; this indicates that there is a large pool of untapped customers for wireless audio devices. We believe that Caskeid will be a core technology behind this growth and we are delighted that the Media-Saturn Group will be a key partner in enabling the Caskeid revolution.”
For full PEAQ MUNET range details see: http://www.peaq-online.com/produkte/munet
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