Audivo and KeyStone to Introduce the Multiroom Streaming Platform AMAS with DAB / DAB+

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Audivo and KeyStone demonstrate the multiroom streaming platform AMAS at IFA and HKEF autumn fair in 2013.

KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. (KeyStone), a fabless semiconductor developer of advanced digital radio turn-key technology announces that a joint project with Audivo, a technological engineering company using state of the art technologies to satisfy customer demands.

AMAS platform is a multiroom audio solution enables users to access music in every room via home network (any UPnP/DLNA server) and listen to internet radio and premium services (e.g. vTuner, Spotify etc.). By combining AMAS with KeyStone DAB / DAB+ solution, users can access digital radio service in every room, either by using their smart devices or local interface.

AMAS also features m:app, which is an intuitive app to control all devices in the system from any place in the house. Via the intuitive app, supported on all major mobile platforms, all clients in the network can be controlled from any location in the house. Besides UPnP (DLNA) sources via Ethernet/WLAN and USB, the clients also support Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX for high quality audio streaming from mobile devices. Music from all sources of the Station, including BT, line in, analogue and digital radio can be redistributed to the other clients. Great flexibility of Station is offering also a local UI functionality by directly connecting it to module itself, without external host controller.

Live demonstration of AMAS platform with digital radio will be shown at Audivo booth at IFA from 6 Sept to 11 Sept, 2013 and held at KeyStone’s suite at Renaissance Harbor View Hotel, Wan Chai, Hong Kong during Hong Kong Electronics Fair from October 13 to October 16, 2013.

KeyStone is WorldDMB, Bluetooth SIG and DRM Consortium members. Its DAB/DAB+ modules are certified by Apple MFi programs. Products employing KeyStone DAB/DAB+ modules and BRW technology are available at Apple Store. Samples and demo units are available for ordering. For more information on KeyStone’s digital radio single-chip modules and BRW technology, please contact KeyStone at contact(at)keystonesemi(dot)com.

About KeyStone
KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. is a technical innovator and leader in wireless digital radio semiconductor. Company is dedicated to providing a series of low-power and low-cost digital radio IC family for today’s multimedia broadcasting market demands.

KeyStone products enable the delivery of the enriched analog and digital multimedia contents to home and mobile environments. Company provides the industry with the lowest-cost system-on-a-chip turn-key solutions to manufacturers of analog and digital broadcasting access products and portable devices. In 2009, the company was the first to introduce KSW8650 chip for supporting content-rich slide show. In 2010, the company worked with Macostar to launch the world first feature phone with DAB / DAB+ built in. In 2012, the company has first introduced the patent-pending BRW technology for enabling the radio to be controlled by mobile phone APP via Bluetooth.

Company is headquartered in the Science-Based Industrial Park, Taiwan, and has offices and facilities in North America and in China. KeyStone can be contacted at +886.3.666.2756 or at contact(at)keystonesemi(dot)com.

Press Inquiries:
KeyStone Semiconductor Corp.
2nd Floor, 62 Park Avenue 2,
Science-Based Industrial Park,
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300
Office: +886-3-666-2756
Fax: +886-3-666-2758
Email: Contact(at)KeyStonesemi(dot)com

About Audivo

Inventions for a Better Sound was the slogan of PONTIS, which was the brand under which Erich Böhm, founder of Audivo, sold the worlds first portable MP3 players. Since the first prototype of an MP3 player in 1995 until now the mission of Erich Böhm was to bring the best possible sound to the customer in a digital environment.

The SP600, the last MP3 player that was sold by PONTIS, was rated best sounding player in many tests. As an audiophile engineer, he has a degree in electronics (focus on electro acoustics and cybernetics) and is a hobby musician, dedicated his effort to develop the best available streaming solution for HiFi enthusiasts.

In recent history, Audivo is providing full solution for Network streaming devices in High End Audio market space. With EMAS platform that support HD audio demands, Audivo make a breakthrough in most major HiFi brands on the market.

As result of successful stories with EMAS moving into multiroom solution come naturally. Great cooperation with silicon vendors, enormous experience in technical aspects as well as in customers and market demands, agility of development team gives possibility to provide new AMAS multiroom platform which is satisfying all requirements.

Audivo is a technological engineering company using state of the art technologies in providing full solution to satisfy every customer demand.

Audivo GmbH
Irrenloher Damm 17
D-92521 Schwarzenfeld / GERMANY
Phone: +49 9435 / 5419-0
Fax: +49 9435 / 5419-19
Email: info(at)audivo(dot)com

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