|By Business Wire||
|January 6, 2014 08:11 AM EST||
Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), dedicated to delivering great sounding whole-home wireless audio systems, is proud to announce that its next generation PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi™ was named as a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the Home Audio/Video Components category.
Making its debut at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, the new Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi will allow music lovers to easily stream high-quality audio directly from their connected smartphones, tablets and PCs, wirelessly to their existing audio systems over a standard home Wi-Fi network, with zero loss in music quality. Compatible with nearly all AVRs, HTiBs, soundbars, and powered speakers, Play-Fi forges a seamless connection between audio systems, mobile devices and music, creating the ultimate infrastructure within the home to play your music from any device, in as many rooms as you want to listen to it.
In addition to multi-room and multi-zone streaming from any device running the Play-Fi application, the Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi also supports Bluetooth® AptX®, and AAC streaming, as well as direct streaming from iTunes on OSX and Windows.
“We are extremely proud that the CEA has honored our Phorus PR5 receiver with the prestigious 2014 CES Innovation Award,” said Dannie Lau, general manager of Phorus. “This is a huge validation of the product and its simple, one button approach to transforming any home entertainment system, boom box or speaker dock into a feature rich and great sounding wireless whole-home audio system.”
The Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi (priced at $179) will be on display at the Innovations Showcase, located at The Venetian during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem will be on display at the DTS Booth at CES, located in the Central Hall, Booth 9839. The first generation Phorus PR1 Receiver is currently available from the Phorus Store, on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and RadioShack locations nationwide.
The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media, to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products, across 29 product categories. Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into billions of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in automotive audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Encino, Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2014, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.