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Audivo Integrates CSR’s VibeHub™ Networked Audio Platform to Significantly Ease Development of Whole Home Audio Solutions

Audio solutions provider Audivo has launched the world’s first system-on-module based on the VibeHub™ home networked audio solution from CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE). Audivo Multiroom Audio Solution (AMAS) is a turnkey solution that allows ODMs to quickly develop and easily integrate networked audio capabilities into their products.

The VibeHub platform, which was launched earlier this year, can be used to build wireless speakers, intelligent audio adaptors, networked audio amplifiers and a wide range of other connected audio products. Using the VibeHub SyncLock™ technology, these devices can pull content from multiple sources including digital media servers and mobile devices, and simultaneously distribute the audio around the home in a tightly synchronized manner ensuring that there is no audible delay when walking between zones in the home.

“We found VibeHub to be the best and most flexible networked audio solution on the market,” said Thomas Wolff, Business Development Manager at Audivo. “The complex nature of networked audio can cause unnecessary delays to an ODM’s time to market. By combining CSR’s solution with Audivo’s experience in making the latest technology easily accessible, we are mitigating any risks and unforeseen costs that an ODM could possibly encounter when integrating networked audio into their products.”

VibeHub’s extensible networking capabilities enable interoperability with a wide range of today’s popular wireless streaming protocols, including Apple’s AirPlay, which means that consumers aren’t limited to buying into a specific ecosystem. VibeHub already supports analog input, input from UPnP and DLNA sources via Ethernet/WLAN, as well as Bluetooth with CSR aptX® coding technologies for high-quality audio. AMAS builds on these features by including capability for Internet and DAB radio and premium music services, as well as a fully featured iOS and Android app for smartphones and tablets.

“Our aim with VibeHub is to enable ODMs to bring fantastic audio products to market that can play music synchronously around the home at a low cost of entry for the consumer. We are creating a truly flexible and open ecosystem based around CSR’s SyncLock™ enabling consumers to build home audio networks that suit their individual needs,” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President, Business Group at CSR. “Audivo is adding even more flexibility and functionality into the mix and is offering the added value of providing it on a module that is incredibly easy to integrate. We anticipate many manufacturers will adopt this solution to make fully-featured, truly flexible and easy to use distributed audio solutions a reality for consumers.”

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. For more information, visit www.csr.com, our blog, YouTubeFacebook or Twitter. For more information on aptX®, the audio codec that has revolutionized the wireless listening experience, visit www.aptx.com

About Audivo

Audivo GmbH, based in Bavaria, Germany, is offering High Definition audio streaming solutions to global consumer electronics brands. Many award winning HighEnd streaming devices already use Audivo technology. Starting with the development of the world's first portable MP3 player in 1995, the company moved on to network connected audio streaming in 2003. Audivo supplies HW modules, complete turn key solutions, customized hard and software solutions (including apps) and is known for its reliable, field proven product development and excellent support. www.audivo.com


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 Audivo Multiroom Audio Solution, 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 Audivo Multiroom Audio Solution, 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.

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