WiSA and ALMA Partner for Wireless Audio Standard

wisa-alma-0314The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing wireless audio products to the home theater market, and the Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics International (ALMA), a not-for-profit trade association of loudspeakers manufacturers, today announced the signing of membership agreements in each other’s organizations. ALMA International and the WiSA Association are both dedicated to the advancement and growth of the loudspeaker industry while focusing on different yet complementary areas of technology. The relationship will serve to address those common interests such as, the requirements for designing and manufacturing high-resolution digital audio.

The WiSA Association delivered the industry’s first and only interoperability and compliance test specification (CTS) for ensuring the quality of the wireless link between transmitting devices such as, HDTVs, AVRs, DVD/Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, set-top boxes and receiving devices like speakers and subwoofers. WiSA-compliant systems deliver cinema quality sound with 24bit, up to 96 KHz uncompressed, interference-free audio. ALMA International, in its 50-plus year history has set numerous standards addressing loudspeaker design, components, performance and testing.

Here are details of the WiSA standard.