APT, the audio processing technology specialists from Ireland, have announced the industry endorsement of their low-latency apt-X audio codec technology for quality stereo over Bluetooth wireless applications with news of a licensing partner agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, providers of Bluetooth OEM modules.
Bluegiga, whose products are available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution , will offer the apt-X audio codec technology, developed by APT, to maximise the streaming stereo performance of the Bluegiga WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module across a range of OEM applications, including high-end Bluetooth A2DP stereo headsets, wireless speaker systems and iPod speaker-dock wireless adapters, and the latest Bluetooth enabled portable media players and music phones.
Commenting at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment on the downstream benefits of the apt-X featured WT32 module to the end-customer, Tom Nordman, Bluegiga’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing has said that Bluegiga's audio modules are designed to ensure that OEM customers enter their markets on time and in budget with quality products having value-add features. With the quality audio afforded by the apt-X codec, Bluegiga’s WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module can stream the Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio experience.
Launched last year at Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, the Bluegiga WT32 module is the latest generation plug-and-play Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR compliant embedded systems solution that combines with Bluegiga iWRAP firmware flexibility to facilitate wireless, secure and standard-based Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
The WT32 addresses new and existing embedded systems applications with minimal development and manufacturing effort. Potential applications for the WT32 include Bluetooth enabled hands-free headset kits for drivers and motorcyclists, and two-way radio handsets for push-to-talk over cellular (PoC).