Altec Lansing slots apt-X into Bluetooth A2DP
APTX, the high-performance audio coding company, today announces that Altec Lansing, one of the world’s leading global brands in high-quality speaker and earphone products, has become the newest licensee of apt-X technology for use in Bluetooth A2DP wireless connected High-Fidelity Stereo audio applications. Altec Lansing (Milford, Pennsylvania) is the maker of the consumer electronics industry’s first “Works with iPhone” stereo speaker-dock system.
Embedded in silicon and/or software, apt-X technology – a suite of precision algorithms for high-performance, low-latency, professional audio compression – facilitates wire-free streaming of full-spectrum Stereo audio for Bluetooth A2DP enabled portable electronic devices, including “Made for iPod” and “Works with iPhone” audio products, portable media players, mobiles and smartphones, e-book readers, netbooks and laptops, gaming consoles and TVs.
Commenting at CES 2010 on the announcement, Stephen Wray, VP Licensing of APTX said: “APTX is delighted to service Altec Lancing’s new product development strategy needs for high-performance audio coding solutions to deliver high-quality, low-latency digital audio over wireless personal area networks, such as paired Bluetooth A2DP devices, and wireless home networks. APTX looks forward to a building with Altec Lansing, a strong technology partnership founded on shared values in acoustic excellence and customer satisfaction.”
Altec Lansing created the original desktop PC speakers and the first “Made for iPod” audio dock. The company’s latest speaker systems feature bold new acoustic designs for listening on-the-go, watching movies, and interactive gaming. Wray added: “Audiophiles everywhere equate Altec Lansing’s trusted global brand with great sound and continuous innovation in personal audio.”