August Newsletter

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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!

News from our supported streaming services
Check it out! iHeartRadio has updated their Logo and Branding Guidelines: http://brand.iheart.com/logo/


Wi-Fi Connectivity Best Practices 
Here we provided tips/solutions to ensure quality support for your customers:
Tip #1: Before connecting the device to Wi-Fi, please be sure that the router is running on a 2.4 GHz band network.
Tip #2: If the normal setup to Wi-Fi does not work, please have the user go through the Alternative Setup.
Tip #3: If the users are experiencing Wi-Fi disconnections please have them initiate a factory reset.
Tip #4: If the Wi-Fi connection issue still persists, please ask the user to send a feedback log through the companion app.
For more best practices and troubleshooting solutions, please check out our help center:

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June Newsletter 2017

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:

Click here for Sales Contacts

For media inquiries please contact Mark Zadeh at markz@Linkplay.com.


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June Newsletter 2017

  Shipments of Voice Personal Assistant Speakers Projected To More Than Double in 2017 

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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.

  Shipments of Voice Personal Assistant Speakers Projected To More Than Double in 2017 

May Newsletter 2017

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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.

We showcased “Powered by Linkplay” customers’ speakers approved with AVS from iLuv, Fabriq, GGMM, Jam Audio, and Omaker. Several journalists indicated a desire to receive products to review. Here is a few of the publications and news outlets we briefed:

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ANNOUNCEMENT!
We take customer requests seriously and are happy to announce we signed a contract with Deezer, exclusively streamed through Airable. This popular music service will surely please European consumers.  If you are interested in adding Deezer/Airable retroactively to your Linkplay products or future products, please contact partner@linkplay.com
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Product of the month

GGMM E5 Wireless Smart Speaker
More than 100 reviews and astounding 4.5 stars on Amazon! Check it out here!

“Customer service is top a priority for us. We put a lot of effort towards our customers’ needs and wants, and work hard to assure they are happy and 100% satisfied with our products …”  -Sindy Zhao

Recent News Coverage

May 4th, 2017 – Voice First: 4 Factors Affecting Market Growth English Version

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Check it out, Amazon Alexa on SNL!

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April Newsletter 2017
DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND – AI PERSONAL ASSISTANTS ARE THE FUTURE 

Linkplay is riding the wave!  To meet the growing demand for Powered by Linkplay Wi-Fi audio solutions integrated with Alexa Voice Service, we have expanded our team. Please meet our distribution and manufacturing sales representatives: Parts Express International, covers the U.S. and Canada, Firefly Technology serves the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland and Indesmatech.com provides sales coverage for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland,  and the Baltic States. All of these companies are well established in their respective markets.

Currently Alexa Voice Service is available in the U.S. Germany and the U.K. As AVS expands into other regions our sales reps are well positioned to support your integration requirements. If you are a U.S. speaker or consumer electronics brand and want to discuss building an AVS product with less than 5,000 units per year, please contact Judd Baker at juddb@parts-express.com.  Additionally European customers interested in partnering with us, please contact Tony James, tjames@fireflytech.com or Soren Manicussma@indesmatech.com.

Want to bring an AVS Wi-Fi audio product to market in the next six to twelve months with the most cost effective solution, with a trusted partner and a proven technology? Please contact Alexa@Linkplay.com or Mark Zadeh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Linkplay at Markz@Linkplay.com.


Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017

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Linkplay and Alexa teams joined forces this past month at the Hong Kong Electronics Show to demonstrate the latest advancements in our turnkey Wi-Fi audio platform integrated with Alexa Voice Services. There was overwhelming excitement from speaker and consumer electronics brands wanting to develop Powered by Linkplay products given our proven solution and fast time to market.


News Coverage 

Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology spoke at the Round Table with other industry CEOs. Check out the article below!

Round Table: Catching up with Alexa devices

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April Newsletter 2017

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March Newsletter 2017

The appetite and momentum for voice activated assistants in Wi-Fi speakers and smart home devices are skyrocketing. To support the ever-growing demand, Linkplay recently announced another strategic ODM relationship with ANAM Electronics. This is exciting because it expands the category by addressing the needs of customers at the higher end of the A/V receiver and speaker market.

In other news, Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) officially launched in the UK and Germany at the end of January. We are excited to report that several of our speaker brand customers are in the process of rolling out Powered by Linkplay products in those countries. Now more consumers than ever will have the pleasure and convenience of using AVS to listen to music, news, order food, check weather forecasts, order products and check their commute to work all with the benefit of high resolution, lossless audio devices.

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