Linkplay Technology Releases WiFi Audio Speaker Solution With Amazon Alexa, Speech Recognition And Handsfree Control

Linkplay To Showcase Initial Speaker Manufacturer Omaker With Demos At CES 2017

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Linkplay Technology, a leading WiFi audio solution provider, is proud to be one of the first audio platforms approved for integration with Alexa Voice Service for hands-free voice recognition capabilities with its WiFi audio platform. The smart audio solution provides AVS integration, global streaming music content integration, app and cloud development, and multi-room speaker capabilities.

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The initial product incorporating the hands-free technology is Linkplay customer, Omaker with the WoW portable speaker. It is one of five Powered by Linkplay AVS certified speakers being demonstrated at CES Unveiled and in suite 30-121 in the Venetian Hotel, during CES January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. WoW will be available exclusively through Amazon.com starting in mid-to-late January.

“We are thrilled to be one of the first companies approved for integration with AVS for both push to talk and hands-free voice recognition speaker technology, enabling our customers to launch products more quickly, at a fraction of the cost,” said Jade Wu, chief business officer, Linkplay. “Alexa Voice Service is creating a new category within the speaker industry and we are capitalizing on that innovation, bringing this solution to numerous manufacturers and ODMs.”

To bring this solution to life, Linkplay utilized Conexant’s 2 microphone solution with Sensory’s Alexa wake word technology. The integration with AVS makes it simple, cost effective, and fast for speaker manufacturers and ODMS to bring devices with hands-free capabilities to their customers. Optimizing far field technology, the Alexa wake word can be activated from several meters away, anywhere in the room - even if the music is playing or people are talking.

How it Works

Linkplay makes it possible for speakers to be wireless and hands-free with consumers simply asking Alexa, through multiple WiFi speakers, to play their favorite music, turn on the lights in the living room, provide news, traffic and weather reports, set alarms, and even order food.

As it relates to music specifically, Linkplay’s hardware and software speaker solution provides access to millions of songs through services such as Amazon Music, Audible, TuneIn and iHeartRadio, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, and many others and operates with AirPlay, DLNA, Spotify Connect, and QPlay protocols, making it seamless for companies to bring music to their devices.

Specializing in interruption-free music streaming from any iOS or Android device to speakers over a WiFi network, Linkplay’s solution eliminates the need to connect a phone to the speakers, allowing users to stream music without interference from calls or texts.

In addition, Linkplay’s features include a holistic audio package with customized hardware, firmware, mobile app and cloud server for OTA and Amazon Alexa (with wake-up mode). Also, the platform offers multi-channel wireless stereo pairing, as well as left and right channel playback on two or more WiFi speakers simultaneously.

The multi-source functionality supports audio streaming from the cloud, NAS, local music (from phone or tablet), USB disk/TF card or third party app and offers support for AUX-in, SD/USB, and Bluetooth re-transmission to multi-room via WiFi.

Where to Experience WoW

Media may drop by CES Unveiled, table 129 on January 3rd at the Mandalay Bay Hotel or schedule a meeting in our suite at the Venetian Hotel to receive a demonstration. Additionally, contact Linda Ferguson, PR Director, Lindaf@Linkplay.com to schedule an interview.  For more about the Alexa Voice Service, visit the Amazon developer portal. To learn more about how Linkplay can help you develop a product with Amazon Alexa, send a request to Alexa@linkplay.com.

About Linkplay:
Linkplay Technology, headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, was founded by a global team of hardware and software engineers, business executives, and wireless audio experts. Linkplay’s patent-pending technology is a turn-key WiFi audio platform with global streaming music content integration, app and cloud development for speaker brands and ODMs. Technology partners include original design manufacturers (ODMs), component suppliers and key technology investors. For more information about Linkplay, visit www.linkplay.com or email info@linkplay.com.

Media Contact:
Linda Ferguson
PR Director, Linkplay
Lindaf@linkplay.com
503-869-5827
www.linkplay.com
Palo Alto, CA