December 10, 2007 11:40 ET

Kleer Announces Wireless Audio Interoperability Certification Program

Test Procedure Guarantees Multi-Product, Multi-Vendor Interoperability

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Kleer (www.kleer.com) today announced an interoperability certification program to test consumer product compliance to the Kleer wireless audio protocol. A number of leading brand-name consumer electronics manufacturers have endorsed the Kleer ultra low-power wireless audio protocol and will be introducing a broad cross-section of products, including MP3 players, wireless earbuds and wireless speakers, at CES 2008 and throughout the coming year. Manufacturers will need to pass a set of tests in order to claim compliance to the Kleer protocol and receive permission to use the Kleer logo on their product packaging. Full compliance to the Kleer audio protocol guarantees that wireless earbuds and speakers from any manufacturer will interoperate with portable audio players from any other manufacturer.

"Kleer envisions an entire eco-system of wireless audio products complying with the Kleer protocol," says Ron Glibbery, VP of Marketing for Kleer. "This certification program provides assurance to consumers that a Kleer logo on a product's packaging means that the product they purchase will interoperate with their other previously-purchased Kleer-based products."

The main elements of the interoperability certification program include a test suite, a compliance report and a participation in a quarterly plugfest. Initially, the test procedure will be conducted by the manufacturers themselves, with longer term plans to move to an accredited 3rd party test facility. Manufacturers earn the right to add the Kleer interoperability logo upon successful completion of the interoperability procedure.

Sound quality and interoperability between market-ready products will be demonstrated during CES 2008 at the Kleer press conference being held on January 7, 2007 at the Venetian, Casanova 501/601 at 10:00 a.m.

More About the Kleer Audio LP Line of RF Wireless Modules

Kleer's Audio LP line of RF wireless modules is the industry's first such offering to combine high quality audio and robust ISM band coexistence with low power consumption to address the full range of audio market segments. Unlike Bluetooth, Kleer's patented sub-sampling radio architecture was designed from the ground up to communicate lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio over a robust 2.4GHz radio link, while achieving 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution. The first product in the Kleer Audio LP line is the KLR3012 module that integrates Kleer's mixed signal RFIC with RF passives such that little RF design expertise is required to implement a product. Kleer's embedded software also offers complete and configurable functionality enabling the implementation of products with little or no software development.

About Kleer Corp.

Founded in 2002, Kleer is a fabless semiconductor company that has developed the first wireless audio technology to combine high quality audio and robust ISM band coexistence with low power consumption to address portable, home and automotive audio markets. Kleer's Audio LP technology is ideally suited for OEMs of portable audio players, iPod® and other player accessories, home audio/theater systems, earphones, headphones, and speakers. Kleer distributes its products via direct sales in North America, and a distribution channel in Korea and Japan. The Company is headquartered in Cupertino, California with product development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, contact the company at 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 111, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Tel: 408-973-7255, Fax: 408-973-7256, Email: info@kleer.com.

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