Tymphany, a designer and manufacturer of transducers and audio systems, recently announced plans to collaborate with Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. on the development of a broad range of wireless speakers
and next generation audio playback devices. Tymphany chose the Qualcomm Atheros Skifta Audio Module to meet demand for an end-to-end wireless audio experience that accommodates the connected lifestyle of today's music consumer.
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The Skifta platform provides media shifting to and from DLNA Certified and UPnP devices inside and outside of the home. The platform also comes with the Skifta Engine software for mobile devices, customizable controller applications for popular smartphone operating systems and integrated content Channels from leading audio and video content providers such as Soundcloud, Rdio, ShoutCast, Soma.fm, Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook Photos, Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, TED Talks, and more.
Designed for the connected home and mobile markets, the Skifta Audio Module is based on Qualcomm Atheros' Wi-Fi system-on-chip and provides a cost-optimized hardware, software and service solution for audio device manufactures looking to enable multi-room streaming of local and cloud-based audio to mobile devices and multiple speakers, audio/video receivers and other audio playback devices in the home.
The collaboration between Tymphany and Qualcomm Atheros is expected to bring together the elements needed to provide a wireless whole home audio solution that is easy to design and manufacture, and reduces time to market and costs.