Altec Lansing partners with Frontier Silicon for Chromecast built-in
Frontier Silicon, a leading provider of consumer audio technologies, announces that its Minuet technology platform has been selected by US audio innovator, Altec Lansing, to power three new smart speakers with Chromecast built-in.
The three speakers, Smartstream, Smartstream X and Smartstream XL, are all equipped with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities for multi-room surround sound. The speakers work with apps and music services including Chromecast built-in. The models range in price from $129 to $249. Further information is available at: http://www.satprnews.com/2017/01/03/audio-innovator-altec-lansing-fills-the-home-with-streaming-sound-with-its-all-new-smart-speaker-series/.
Chromecast built-in is a pioneering audio platform developed by Google which enables smart speakers to stream via Wi-Fi over 150 online music services, such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio. Frontier Silicon is one of a very small number of solution providers chosen by Google to work on this technology.
Frontier’s Minuet design platform provides a complete toolkit for brands and manufacturers to develop smart audio devices with Chromecast built-in quickly and cost-effectively. Following a recent update of Minuet’s software, all three of the Altec Lansing speakers will work with the
Google Assistant, so they can be controlled using voice via a Google Home device or smartphones running newer versions of Android.
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said:
“Altec Lansing is a highly regarded name in consumer audio. We are delighted to have worked with them on these three new speakers with Chromecast built-in, creating a range that offers consumers the best smart audio experience - across a variety of price points.”
Stefan Betesh, Chief Product Officer, Altec Lansing, said:
“Altec Lansing is committed to bringing consumers an audio experience which combines the best in connectivity with the highest quality sound. By working with Frontier on the SmartStream range, we have achieved this goal quickly and cost-effectively.”
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of technology solutions for digital radio and smart audio products. Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Wi-Fi enabled wireless speakers and soundbars - from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Bose, Denon, Grundig, harman/kardon, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more.
Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier Silicon Ltd. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
About Altec Lansing
Since 1927, generations of music enthusiasts have recognized Altec Lansing as a premier brand that consistently delivers high quality and rich sound in a host of audio products including; headphones, earphones, everything-proof speakers, home and car audio, DJ speakers, turntables, mobile accessories, and more. Altec Lansing provides a seamless combination of beautiful design aesthetics and terrific sound to exceed every audiophile’s expectations. Those who know audio, know Altec Lansing. http://www.alteclansing.com l @alteclansingofficial
Contact details: Frontier Silicon
Prem Rajalingham, Chief Commercial Officer
Tel: +44 207 391 0630