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December 23, 2010 15:04 ET

Summit Wireless Home Theater HDMI Audio Hub and Speaker Modules Receive FCC Certification

First Consumer Products Certified in the Global UNII Band Spread Spectrum Opening 21 New Wireless Channels in the 5GHz Band

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 23, 2010) - Summit Semiconductor LLC, a leader in wireless audio technologies for Home Theater, enables the first consumer products to be approved by the FCC for wireless operation in the uncongested, 5GHz UNII (Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure) radio frequency band. Hansong Technologies, an original equipment and design manufacturer to global consumer brands, will unveil an audio hub utilizing the Summit Wireless™ UNII band radio modules that support up to 7.1 Home Theater speaker systems, in the first quarter of 2011. The small form factor HDMI audio hub provides audio video receiver connectivity and advanced high definition audio decode for digital televisions, Blu-ray players, game machines, digital music players (iPods™, etc.) and set top boxes. In addition to the high definition wireless audio link to the speakers, the audio hub uses Summit Wireless automatic optimization capability that includes SpeakerFinder™ instant setup and MyZone™ audio sweet spot calibration which in seconds assigns the correct audio channel to each speaker and produces a time aligned sound field for the listener by instantly adjusting delay and volume to their listening position in the room.

"Speaker brands have been asking us for a digital wireless audio hub based on Summit Wireless technology that can be easily bundled with speakers at a price point that is accessible to the masses," said Helge Kristensen, general manager, Hansong Technologies. "Summit Wireless is in a class by itself and gaining market momentum because it's the only wireless solution that can deliver reliable audiophile quality sound from 2.0 to 7.1, provide built-in digital signal processing for speaker tuning and can be easily set-up in minutes with their proprietary SpeakerFinder and MyZone technologies."

Advanced HDMI Digital Wireless Audio Hub Replaces Current A/V Receiver
The HDMI Digital Wireless Audio Hub includes the following:

  • Built in HD audio decoder
    • Including support for DTS-HD® Master Audio, and Dolby® TrueHD formats
  • Digital audio inputs:
    • 5.1 Optical and coax
  • (3) HDMI inputs and (1) output
  • (2) Stereo analog inputs for iPod™, iPhone™, MP3 players, Nintendo Wii™, and other legacy audio devices
  • On Screen Display and LED status indicate input selection and surround mode
  • Support for stereo to 7.1 speaker configurations
  • Compatibility with all Summit Wireless enabled speakers

"There is no argument that the ISM band, where WiFi, Bluetooth, and cordless phones operate, has become crowded and congested," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor. "To address this, the FCC and other standards bodies around the world have opened the new 5.2 - 5.8GHz UNII band spectrum. The UNII band offers up to 21 new channels, significantly more than the three channels available in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Today's consumer products with audio applications and future products with video applications will benefit from the uninterrupted bandwidth of the 5GHz UNII band. Wireless audio distribution in 2.4GHz is a prime example where congestion can cause audio dropouts, crackling and pops, or worse, bring down a WiFi or security network. At Summit Semiconductor we designed Summit Wireless' technology to be the most robust wireless audio transport possible; operating in the UNII band is just one of many reasons we deliver an unrivaled wireless audio experience."

Speaker brands or other consumer product manufacturers interested in building a bundled wireless speaker system can contact Joan Wang, Media who are interested in receiving an in-person demonstration of the Summit Home Theater system at CES 2011, Las Vegas, NV, may contact:

Media Contact:
Linda Ferguson PR

About Hansong Technologies:
Hansong Technologies is a leading OEM/ODM manufacturer of high quality audio and video products. Hansong Technologies focuses its resources on: Hi-Fi products, Pro Audio products, Architectural Audio and Video and Commercial audio. Product categories include amplification, DVD players, tuners, internet radios, wireless and AVR/processors.

Through the last 12 Years Hansong Technologies has established itself as a quality manufacturer with a strong commitment to its partners. Headquartered in Nanjing, Jiangsu province China, Hansong Technologies has over 60 research and development engineers on staff. For more information please visit

About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, is a successful spin-off of Focus Enhancements with over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the home entertainment markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Wireless is designed to be integrated into home theater speakers, sound bars, audio/video recorders, digital television, DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit

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