IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc., a leading embedded Wi-Fi and Wireless solutions provider, announced the technology partnership between Libre Wireless and RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX). Even as their new WAND Series of multi-room “+” speakers are prepared for launch, RIVA is winning significant industry praise as well as awards. At this year’s CES show, the RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL speakers were each named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honorees and received the 2017 Mark of Excellence Award for the Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year category. In addition, the WAND Series was awarded the TWICE Picks Award at CES and has received Residential System’s and TWICE’s Best of Show Awards at CEDIA 2016.
The experienced and knowledgeable RIVA Team has been building and designing award winning products for years now. This world-class team, led by Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Rikki Farr, and Don North, President and Chief Engineer, has the know how and experience to create excellence in all that they design with Rikki’s legacy in the music industry, their engineering legacy and the experience the team members bring from their time with global brands.
RIVA WAND speakers feature Chromecast built-in so you can stream music/tunes/podcasts/playlists from your favorite apps on your phone, tablet or laptop to your speakers. Users also will have the flexibility to connect multiple WAND speakers or other Chromecast built-in speakers with the Google Home app.
RIVA entered the market just a few years ago with a focus on Bluetooth® audio streaming and has become a lauded brand in mainstream audio products, delivering a truly premium audio experience. With their new WAND Series of multi-room “+” speakers, RIVA is raising the bar by adding high-resolution Wi-Fi streaming that features multi-device, multi-room and indoor/outdoor operation. The RIVA WAND Series brings the most advanced connectivity experience by leveraging Libre’s industry-leading LibreSync wireless audio streaming platform with the unique DDMS direct streaming technology, highest quality audio with RIVA’s patented Trillium™ audio technology for stereophonic sound from a single speaker, broad ecosystem support, and the most advanced new features by partnering with the best technologies available.
The first products launching from the RIVA WAND Series include the RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL. Already recognized as best-in-class audio products, they deliver consumers a customizable and easy-to-use multi-room “+” audio system that delivers high-quality, patented stereophonic sound from a single speaker. The result is an unrivaled audio experience that can play to any room or outdoor location from any networked or online source; offering a new way to wirelessly play all your favorite music without restrictions.
“RIVA’s roots run deep in identifying best-in-class third party technologies and integrating them into a comprehensive solution for a great innovative product. We look at what is out there and evaluate what best-in-class technologies we want to incorporate, how we will incorporate them and the right design,” said Rikki Farr, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at ADX, Inc.
“The DNA of the RIVA founders is quite unique combining advanced high-end audio technology with direct music industry experience for live audio events and recordings with ties to some of the industry’s most renowned artists,” says Hooman Kashef, Chief Executive Officer of Libre Wireless Technologies. “Working with music industry insider Rikki Farr and his team has been a pleasure and to be selected as their streaming technology platform is quite an honor. We see their design, audio fidelity and marketing as ground breaking and already the awards from IFA and CEDIA trade show launch activities are rolling in.”
The RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL speakers are expected in retail in May 2017.
About Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Libre Wireless Technologies has extensive expertise and experience in developing WiFi/Wireless technologies with IoT, Media streaming and voice interface/control software and SDK platforms, electronic modules and RF/antenna design solutions. The Libre team has deep WiFi/BT technology, IoT and A/V system design experience combined with world wide sales, technical support and design partnerships. The LibreSync platform incorporates unique media streaming technology, scalable mic-to-cloud voice processing modules, broad mobile platform ecosystem support, seamless interoperability, scalable price/performance solution options, optimized and flexible WiFi/Bluetooth options (1x1 11n, 2x2 11n, 11n/ac) and extensive system level features. Optimized for performance, power, size and cost, LibreSync solutions provide ODM’s and CE Brand customers with the most complete, flexible and ecosystem leading Smart Home, voice and media streaming platform available.
About RIVA Audio
RIVA Audio was born from a simple yet powerful idea: That legendary audio guru Rikki Farr (Chairman of ADX™) coupled with passionate designers, patent awarded engineers, pioneering rock 'n' rollers and leaders from the world of commerce could create a real alternative to much of today's over processed audio. RIVA designs award winning audio products by combining the very best components with the true art of audio tuning for people who are passionate about music and are seeking great performance, value and enhancement of their modern lifestyle. RIVA is a philosophy, a bold new standard and a defiant rejection of the idea that people can't afford great audio and therefore must accept the bland experience of today's tin-can wireless speakers. RIVA is headquartered in Southern California where they create and design their RIVA family of products. For more information about RIVA, please visit www.rivaaudio.com or connect with us at www.facebook.com/RIVAAudioUSA, www.twitter.com/rivaaudio, www.instagram.com/rivanation, Google + http://ow.ly/Pzi9k, www.youtube.com/user/RIVAaudio, www.pinterest.com/rivanation/.
About Audio Design Experts, Inc.
ADX™ is committed to re-inventing the way people think about high performance audio. Through ADX’s™ innovative designs, intellectual property, esteemed partners, and years of creative experience, the company is able to develop truly cutting-edge, hardware and software-based audio solutions that fit within a customer’s budget.