Press release

16 January 2015

イマジネーションのCaskeidワイヤレス・オーディオ・プラットフォームがMQAをサポート

最高水準のスタジオ品質オーディオ再現をサポートする、ワイヤレス・マルチルーム・ストリーミング技術

British Imagination Technologies (IMG.L, hereinafter: Imagination) announced its Caskeid wireless audio IP platform at CES 2015 as its first multi-room streaming solution compatible with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). MQA is an innovative new technology from the UK developed by Mr. Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio Company, which brings a completely new recognition to the sound (sound) of music.

With Imagination’s Caskeid wireless audio platform supporting MQA, licensees of the Caskeid technology family can develop wireless multi-room / multichannel speakers that can provide high-resolution audio experience to the whole house. Cashew’s platform’s best-in-class synchronization of less than 20 μs is a proprietary technology that enables MQA’s multi-room / multichannel studio quality audio in a wireless environment. Caskeid’s licensees and partners include Frontier
Silicon, Media-Saturn Group, Onkyo, Pure, Meridian
Audio, and plans to license more companies.

Mr. Bob Stuart, Chairman and co-founder of Meridian Audio Corp. commented as follows. “MQA is a result of many years of research that raises the sound quality while ensuring the convenience of the customer.It is the imagination Caskeid that can provide the true high quality audio infrastructure as the wireless multi-room synchronization technology that is currently on the market It is innovative news that the wireless audio platform supports MQA so that you can wirelessly achieve the best audio playback that is faithful to the material. “

Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination, commented as follows. “Because the implementation of Meridian’s MQA technology greatly improves auditory perception, audio quality will again be in the spotlight from music fans to listen to the original content that artists created, I am pleased to be able to proceed with a company like Meridian who has a reputation for fame. “

With MQA announced in December 2014, the listener can listen to the exact same sound as when recording in the studio. MQA does not capture by maximizing sampling rate, but provides three ideal characteristics at once, studio quality sound, convenience, end-to-end reproducibility. With a completely new concept, we capture the complete nature of the original sound at the time of recording, transfer it to the listener as is, and secure a sound that sounds exactly the same as the final recording.

MQA starts with the sound that the artist and the producer have contracted. It analyzes the best nuance and important timing information, captures it by a new method of sampling everything throughout the details of the recording, and delivers it to the player. This process is called “encapsulation” and it is based on the latest neuroscience and psychoacoustics studies that clarified how people identify and grasp the sounds and the importance of several microsecond timing information It will be informative. In addition, MQA constitutes files and streaming that also supply elaborate metadata with innovative coding methods and can be delivered within any lossless container (ALAC, FLAC, WAV, etc.). Unlike the huge file of the ultra-high rate sampling system, the MQA file encodes very efficiently and stores and protects all the sounds of the original.

Caskeid is an imagination wireless audio IP platform that brings best-in-class hardware and software technology to provide efficient and accurate wireless multi-room / multi-channel audio. Specifically, the Caskeid platform integrates advanced quality audio processing, wireless connectivity and synchronization to achieve the highest sound quality. In addition, effective low latency that realizes instantaneous responsiveness of the entire system, intelligent configuration management of speaker system, cloud gateway for wireless maintenance maintenance are also incorporated. Caskeid technology uses original technology that provides audio enthusiasts ‘quality stereo playback with synchronization accuracy less than 20 μs to satisfy even the most demanding audio mania and is a real’ Wi-Fi Hi-Fi deserving to replace wired Experience is realized.

Imagination realized access by Licensee to a rich catalog list of MQA encapsulated songs and work closely with 7 digitital which is a major digital music platform and a support company of MQA so that streaming to Caskeid compatible speakers is possible I plan to go. For more information , please visit www.imgtec.com and www.caskeid.com .

About Meridian Audio

Headquartered in Cambridgeshire, England, Meridian Audio was founded in 1977 by psychoacoustic expert Bob Stuart and design engineer Allen Boothroyd. With over 35 years history in innovation and development of uncompromising consumer home entertainment system boasting outstanding performance, the award-winning company is widely recognized as a world leader in high quality audio and recording and playback It is. Meridian is the developer of the first audio enthusiast CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller, and the MLP lossless compression system on Blu-ray discs. The company’s optical disc player, DSP base speaker, video projector, and scaler are unique in the industry, offer advanced digital signal processing to deliver ultra-high quality digital signals from the studio to the home, creating natural sounds and I will deliver a smooth and sharp image like a crystal with realistic cinematic realism. In 2008, we launched the automotive product division, and we are developing a car entertainment system featuring our proprietary Trifield technology. Mounting models include the McLaren MP 12 C Supercar, Range Rover Evoque, and most recently Jaguar XJ Ultimate. For more information, follow @MeridianAudio on www.meridian-audio.com , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and You Tube.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leading company that supports products that enrich the lives of billions of people around the world. IP (Intellectual Property) for a wide range of silicon products includes
multimedia essential for design of SoC (Systems on Chips), which is the driving force of various mobile, home appliances, automobiles, enterprises, infrastructure, IoT, , Communications, general purpose processors. Synergies with proprietary software and cloud IP / system solutions will enable licensees and partners to quickly bring products using highly differentiated SoC platforms to market. Many worldwide leading companies such as semiconductor manufacturers, network operators, OEMs and ODMs, which are imagination licensees, continue to create iconic and innovative products in each country. For more information please visit www.imgtec.com and www.imgtec.com . Imagination information is provided on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, RSS, Facebook, Blog.

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Imagination Technology Press person in charge:

UK: David Harold                    david.harold@imgtec.com         +44 (0) 1923 260 511

USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini          jen.bernier@imgtec.com            +1 408-530-5178

Japan: Miaakis Associates (Kasai) kasai@miacis.com

Meridian Press staff:

UK: Alex Seeberg Alex.Seeberg@meridian.co.uk  +44 (0) 1480 445662

USA: Kaitlyn Virta kaitlyn. Virta@meridian-america.com
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