First-ever Ai-for-audio Solution to Debut at CES 2018 as Part of New Linkplay-Bambu Strategic Partnership

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Silicon Valley, CA, December 19, 2017 — The world’s first-ever Ai-for-audio technology will be formally debuted at CES 2018 in January as part of a new strategic partnership between Linkplay Technology and Bambu Tech, creating a potent differentiating solution for smart-device makers across a wide array of industry verticals, according to a joint announcement from both companies.

By offering Bambu’s pioneering software-only AWSM Ai Audio™ on its WiFi module, Linkplay will also become the world’s first turnkey Wifi audio solution provider to apply “adaptive intelligence” to optimize inbound voice and outbound audio processing.

Last year, Linkplay became one of the first System Integrators for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Its turnkey platform is powered in many products such as iHome, Jam Audio, Kitsound, Anker, FABRIQ and etc.

“With Ai Audio, Linkplay will be enabling branded OEMs and ODMs in the rapidly growing wireless audio market to substantially differentiate their products,” says Jade Wu, Linkplay’s Chief Business Officer. “We know that’s vitally important to our customers and prospects, as the segment becomes more competitive.”

“The more competitive, the more they’ll need to address the forces of commoditization,” she adds. “While we’ve been the leader in the smart-device market, we continue to press for ways that will help our customers stand out.”

For Bambu, the strategic partnership with a market-leader such as Linkplay offers yet more validation for the startup’s Advanced Wave Sound Method, aka AWSM (pronounced “awesome.”), which uses adaptive intelligence to significantly improve the fidelity compromised by digital audio compression in any format, whether MP3s, AACs, or even CD-quality WAV files.

Bambu’s software-only solution is being welcomed among major global brands and manufacturers in some of world’s biggest industry verticals, including consumer electronics, smartphones, and automotive.

“Our partnership with Linkplay attests to how well our technology and its value proposition is resonating across the marketplace,” says Bambu CEO Dayne Sieling. “It’s simple – we make digital audio sound way better and can save device makers money to boot.”

“What manufacturers are realizing is that, until now, they’ve had few options to improve user experience other than by resorting to more expensive hardware,” he says. “But we can prove that software alone can deliver better audio quality – and cut BOM in the process.”

Bambu Tech’s AWSM AI Audio™ brings better-than-broadcast quality to any digitally compressed multimedia, voice stream or file in any format on any device.

Adaptive intelligence” is a recognized branch of computing. The concept hails from the growing stores of data connected originally to online applications and, more recently, to cloud computing.

AWSM Ai Audio analyzes, anticipates, and adapts.  It analyzes audio sample-by-sample in real-time. It then anticipates what needs to be done to ensuing samples in real time. Finally, it adapts to the dynamic millisecond-to-millisecond changes, details, and harmonics of sound — cleaning and restoring them as they affect each other the way they do in the physical world.

“Compressed digital audio sucks, and everyone knows it,” says Bambu CEO Dayne Sieling. “It’s become a necessary evil – necessary to provide consumers convenient access to vast libraries of stored and streamed MP3s, AACs, etc. out there, and evil because compression degrades audio quality.

Executives from both companies also pointed to the latest forecasts for one of biggest market for their solutions, one just released by Persistence Market Research. Led especially by demand for wireless smart speakers and multi-room systems, Persistence projects the global home theatre audio systems will grow at a 5 percent CAGR to become a US$ 15B market by the end of 2025.

“The market for smart connected devices will continue to explode. How to meet such a high demand with evolving tech is a question we ask ourselves daily. ” says Linkplay’s Wu. ” Adding AWSM AI Audio™ as part of Linkplay solution was conceived to fine tune the audio experience in the finest micro-details that humans could possibly achieve.”

Both companies will be at CES 2018. Linkplay will be in at the Venetian in Suite 35-204, where Bambu also will be demonstrating its AWSM Ai Audio on smart speakers, soundbars, TVs, laptops, smartphones, and cars.

About Linkplay:

Linkplay Technology, headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, was founded by a global team of hardware and software engineers, business executives, and wireless audio experts. Linkplay’s patent-pending technology is a turn-key WiFi audio platform with global streaming music content integration, app and cloud development for speaker brands and ODMs. Technology partners include original design manufacturers (ODMs), component suppliers and key technology investors. For more information about Linkplay, visit www.linkplay.com or email info@linkplay.com. Smart devices.

About Bambu Tech:

Bambu Tech, headquartered in near Los Angeles, with offices in Silicon Valley and China. Its patent-pending, trademarked, and copyrighted Advanced Sound Wave Method is a software-only solution with applicability across consumer electronics, smartphones, automotive, and others. For more information visit www.bambu.tech or email Patrick Houston, VP of Strategy Development.

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First-ever Ai-for-audio Solution to Debut at CES 2018 as Part of New Linkplay-Bambu Strategic Partnership

Amazon Alexa Summit 2017 Recap

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The Amazon Alexa Summit hosted by Linkplay was a huge success to say the least. About 500 participants attended this one day event full of interesting topics, informational keynote & presentation, in-depth discussion panels and interactive mix & mingle. Since the event, we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our attendees saying they are inspired by the innovative AVS products powered by Linkplay showcased at the Summit. We want to personally thank our brand customers, ODMs, and the Amazon Alexa team for helping make this event possible. This was indeed a very successful show and has built stronger collaborations among Linkplay, Amazon Alexa, and key partners not just in the audio industry, but also in many different verticals. As the lead turn-key Wi-fi audio solution provider, we look forward to partnering with you in the future and providing high quality technology to power your products. If you are interested in learning more about our solution, please email sales@linkplay.com

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Linkplay Technology will be attending IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany this fall on September 1st-6th. If you are interested in learning more about our turn-key Wi-fi solution integrated with Amazon Alexa Service (AVS) and would like to meet with us at the conference, please email us at info@linkplay.com

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In other news, Linkplay is excited to announce new partnership with Audible! Our brand partners, if you’d like to offer a one-month free access of Audible to your end-customers via your products powered by Linkplay, please send your inquiry to musiccert@linkplay.com. We would be more than happy to further discuss with you. In addition, we are working on integrating more popular music streaming services to satisfy our customers! We are currently in the process of integrating iHeartRadio on-demand as well as Amazon Prime Music, which is scheduled to launch in the near future. We also are planning on providing support for both the WHA and 3PDA later on in the year. Please stay tuned for more updates!

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Linkplay is thrilled to announce our new sales representatives and distribution partners in the U.S. and Europe in response to high demands for our turnkey Wi-Fi audio solution with Alexa voice services. Introducing companies: Parts Express International, Vocal Cord Technologies Limited, Indesmatech; each providing full support for those interested in integrating Powered by Linkplay’s turnkey Wi-fi hardware and software solution into their products. For full coverage regarding our new sales representative and distribution partners, please check out our recent press release below! Shipments of Voice Personal Assistant Speakers projected to more than double in 2017 In addition, we recently added a new page “Sales Contacts” to our website directing our future partners to our global sales representatives. If you are interested in building your product with Linkplay today, please click on the button below:

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Linkplay Expands Sales and Distribution Channel to Meet Growing Demand for Its Turnkey WiFi Audio Solution with Alexa Voice Service

 Redwood City, CA, June 9, 2017 — Linkplay Technology, a leading WiFi audio solution provider and one of the first audio platforms to integrate with Alexa Voice Service (AVS), announces new sales representatives and distribution partners in the U.S. and Europe to support the increasing demand for its solution. The firms, Parts Express International, Vocalcord Technologies Limited and Indesmatech provide sales, design and integration expertise to audio speaker and smart home electronics manufacturers interested in incorporating Powered by Linkplay’s patented turnkey WiFi hardware and software package. Parts Express International focuses on brands in the U.S. and Canada; whereas Vocalcord Technology serves the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, and Switzerland. Indesmatech represents companies located in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Baltic States.

Currently, AVS is available in the U.S., Germany, and the UK. To date, several speaker brands’ Powered by Linkplay with AVS are shipping in the U.S., UK and Germany including Aud Click’s iLuv, FABRIQ, GGMM’s E5, Jam Audio’s Voice, and Omaker’s Wow. Linkplay’s smart audio WiFi solution provides global streaming music content integration, app and cloud development, integration with AVS, multi-room speaker capabilities, as well as low latency, high resolution (192khz/24bit; 44.1KHz/16bit), loss-less audio. It is available in both hands-free and push-to-talk voice capabilities.

According to Jack Wetherill, Senior Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting, “Voice control is already having a major impact upon the Wireless Speaker market and looks set to take this already booming category to new heights. 6.2m Voice Personal Assistant Speakers shipped worldwide last year, accounting for 48% of all Wi-Fi Speakers. Most of these were from Amazon, which is now a major audio hardware brand. Futuresource believes that VPA Speaker sales will more than double this year. In addition, there is growing demand for bridging devices, and we expect voice assistance to be embedded into other categories ranging from soundbars to in-car entertainment systems.”

Linkplay’s audio solution provides access to millions of songs through services such as Amazon Music, Audible, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, and many others and operates with AirPlay, DLNA, Spotify Connect, and QQPlay protocols, making it seamless for companies to bring music to their devices. It specializes in interruption-free music streaming from any iOS or Android device to speakers over a WiFi network and eliminates the need to connect a phone to the speakers, allowing users to stream music without interference from calls or texts.

“We are experiencing tremendous demand from manufacturers wanting to integrate our platform; it is becoming the de facto industry standard,” said Mark Zadeh, vice president of sales and marketing, Linkplay. “Companies trust our proven technology as we have more AVS audio products in the market than any other company and we enable speaker brands to enter the market quickly, at a cost-effective price point.”

If you are interested in designing a product with Linkplay, please choose one of the following email addresses: Parts Express, Judd Baker linkplay@parts-express.com; Vocalcord Technology, Tony.James@vocalcordtech.com; or Soren Manicus, sma@indesmatech.com. For media inquiries please contact Mark Zadeh at markz@Linkplay.com.

About Linkplay:

Linkplay Technology, headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, was founded by a global team of hardware and software engineers, business executives, and wireless audio experts. Linkplay’s patent-pending technology is a turn-key WiFi audio platform with global streaming music content integration, app and cloud development for speaker brands and ODMs. Technology partners include original design manufacturers (ODMs), component suppliers and key technology investors. For more information about Linkplay, visit www.linkplay.com or email info@linkplay.com.

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Linkplay’s director of PR, Linda Ferguson, and vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Zadeh, met with numerous consumer, technology, business, and trade press at Pepcom’s Digital Experience press event in San Francisco, on May 18th. Reporters were eager to learn about our turn-key Wi-Fi audio solution integrated with Alexa Voice Service, as well as have us answer questions about future technology trends related to AI and competing voice technologies.

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