Wireless audio catching up faster
Wireless audio systems for use inside the home or a closed building is fast catching up in usage. The leading players such as Sony, Bose, Harman are offerings portable wireless speakers, mics and any such wireless audio streaming systems. Bluetooth wireless speakers are expected to generate $430 million in total revenue in 2014, an increase of 12 percent year-over-year, according to CE. The total market for wireless audio sys is expected in the range of US$10 Billion in 2016.
CSR plc is one the leading Bluetooth chip supplier for this market. Panasonic's Viera digital TV allow its users to stream music wirelessly, using Bluetooth, from their TVs to speakers or soundbars.
Panasonic has used CSR's aptX tech. CSR says more than 250 manufacturers now using aptX in a diverse range of products including smartphones, tablets, automotive infotainment systems, headphones, speakers and soundbars.