Audio News for July 15, 2016

A New Inexpensive Platform for Home & Business Automation –  Matrix, subject of KickStarter campaign where it can be pre-ordered for $299, looks to challenge single vendor approaches from Apple, Samsung and others by building a framework within which third-part open-source apps can co-exist. You can control it by speech, gesture or its mobile app. Matrix controls everything in your home: security, home control and intelligent assistance. It has built-in secure communication protocols and is chock-full of sensors detecting everything from movement to temperature. Certain elements of the platform are only accessible via special means that make the data even more secure. There is a customisable LED ring with over a million color options which can be controlled. New Partnership to Add Voice and Sound-Activation to Home Applications – As a spin-out from Philips, StreamUnlimited will add streaming abilities to audio devices, plus sound recognition. Under the terms of the agreement, Audio Analytic’s ai3 sound recognition software will be integrated with StreamUnlimited’s product. Another KickStarter Audio Device:  the Billie Amp – Named after singer Billie Holliday, the new amp (currently available for a pledge of $690) claims to combine the warmth of analog audio with digital precision, enabling listeners to […]