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TMCNet:  CSR VibeHub technology behind BRAVEN's truly portable networked audio system

[September 04, 2014]

CSR VibeHub technology behind BRAVEN's truly portable networked audio system

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 04 September 2014 Release date- 03092014 - Cambridge, UK and San Jose, California, USA - Audio speaker designer and manufacturer BRAVEN has unveiled the first portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi distributed audio system based on the CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) VibeHub networked audio solution that also utilizes CSR SyncLock IP.

CSR's VibeHub platform enables synchronized audio streaming from a wide range of sources, allowing consumers using the BRAVEN Vibe System to place speakers throughout their homes and enjoy an unparalleled multi-room wireless audio experience controlled by their choice of mobile devices.

'Designed specifically for multi-user, multi-streaming scenarios, the BRAVEN Vibe System gives consumers the flexibility to place speakers in different rooms and listen to anything they want in each room,' says Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive Officer, BRAVEN.

'A family can have classical music on in the bedroom, rock in the living room and kitchen, and soul in the dining room, all at one time for synchronized music throughout the house. CSR is the leader in wireless audio and integrating their VibeHub, and its unique SyncLock synchronized audio distribution technology, into our new products gives us the ability to offer a superior wireless networked experience to our customers.' The VibeHub platform is being used to build wireless speakers, intelligent audio adaptors, networked audio amplifiers and a wide range of other consumer audio products. These devices can simultaneously pull audio content from multiple sources including digital media servers and mobile devices, and distribute them around the home autonomously. The SyncLock technology inside VibeHub-enabled products allows for support of a wide array of connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SPDIF as well as analogue for integration with legacy devices in the home.

BRAVEN integrated the Audivo Multiroom Audio Solution (AMAS), which is a turnkey solution based on VibeHub. It allows device manufacturers to quickly develop and easily integrate networked audio capabilities into their products. Andy Fathollahi continues: 'We designed Vibe System to be the world's most comprehensive distributed audio solution and one that is easy to for OEMs to take to market quickly. The ease with which VibeHub was integrated into our products, and the range of features it enables, makes our new product line truly unique. No other platform on the market could get us to mass production as quickly as VibeHub.' VibeHub's extensible networking capabilities enable interoperability with a wide range of today's popular wireless streaming protocols, so consumers are not limited to any specific ecosystem. VibeHub already supports multiple input formats including analogue, input from UPnP sources via Ethernet/WLAN, and Bluetooth with CSR aptX coding technologies for CD-like audio.

The platform is revolutionizing the home audio networking market, and with SyncLock technology's interoperability, for the first time is allowing users to create fully flexible and personalized connected home audio experiences.

'Our flexible VibeHub platform has allowed BRAVEN to get a high quality, differentiated networked audio solution to market quickly that will allow them to take advantage of what is expected to be a fast growing new market,' said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President, Business Group at CSR. 'We are pleased that BRAVEN was one of the first OEMs to take advantage of the flexibility and interoperability that VibeHub offers. As we engage with a number of other manufacturers we are excited to see fully-featured, truly flexible and easy-to-use distributed audio solutions start to reach store shelves and eager consumers.' The BRAVEN Vibe System will be available for purchase from November 2014.

About CSR At CSR we push every boundary to solve challenges and deliver innovations that help customers differentiate and win in the fast-evolving consumer electronics market. Our technologists are improving people's lifestyles and unlocking the true potential of seamless connectivity and the Internet of Things by developing and integrating silicon, software and services for customers in Voice & Music, Connectivity and Bluetooth Smart, Automotive Infotainment, Document Imaging and Location.

Forward Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute 'forward looking statements' within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR's VibeHub platforms, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronic products, including the performance of the VibeHub technology in the BRAVEN Vibe system, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as 'will,' 'can deliver,' offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,' 'enables,' 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR's VibeHub platforms, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, including the performance of the VibeHub technology in the BRAVEN Vibe system, and their potential effects on CSR.

Any future release of CSR's VibeHub platforms or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products or modifications to such products' capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its customers and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

Such forward-looking statements represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR's business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR's periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC's web site http://www.sec.gov.

Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than required by law.

Press Contact: Sally Brown Tel: +44 845 3707 024 Email: CSR2@weareoctopusgroup.net (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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