CSR Wireless Audio Platform brings HD voice, noise reduction and music streaming to new LG HBM-260
CSR BC6145 helps LG get to market fast with Wideband Speech capable phone headset
Cambridge, UK and San Jose, USA - CSR (LSE: CSR) today announced that the new LG HBM-260, the first Wideband Speech enabled Bluetooth mono headset from LG, was created using the CSR BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform, the first such solution to be qualified to the new Bluetooth HFP 1.6 profile. In addition to its high-quality HD voice capability, the LG HBM-260 headset also benefits from the BC6145’s support for CSR’s sixth-generation CVC bi-directional noise reduction technology and audio enhancements for superior call clarity, as well as A2DP 1.2-based music streaming.
“We determined that one of the things consumers most want from a headset is crystal-clear voice calling quality, and have worked to develop a headset with HD voice support as quickly as possible,” said Harris Ahn, General Manager of LG Accessory Product Business Leader Group. “Our continued close collaboration with CSR has helped us secure early entry to the market for HD voice enabled headsets and allowed us to concentrate on the attractive design of our headset and ensure the high build quality our customers have come to expect from LG.”
The CSR BC6145 was the first mono headset platform in the world to support the newly-ratified handsfree 1.6 Bluetooth profile, which includes Wideband Speech, often referred to as high definition voice or HD voice. As major wireless operators roll out HD voice services across their networks, the LG HBM-260 will rely on the mSBC Wideband Speech codec in the CSR BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform to give consumers one of the first products offering the benefits of HD voice’s significantly clearer and more natural speech quality, and the intelligibility improvements that result from this.
“CSR’s platform philosophy is to make it as easy as possible for customers like LG to offer consumers a superior audio experience with the latest features” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President of CSR’s Audio and Consumer Business Unit. “The early provision of Wideband Speech technology in our audio platform supports the roll out of HD voice and coupled with CSR’s latest sixth generation CVC audio enhancements we are able to meet demands for the highest quality audio, even in very noisy environments.”
CSR’s BC6145 brings the enjoyment of music listening to the consumer using the mono A2DP streaming capability featured in the LG HBM-260. Consumers can now conveniently listen to music on their voice headset.
CSR’s BC6145 is built to deliver advanced Bluetooth audio functionality to a wide range of consumer audio devices. As well as mono headsets, the BC6145 is also suitable for after-market car kits and speakerphones, where it can greatly reduce the impact of speaker distortion and enhance the echo cancellation performance in the demanding noise environment of a car.
CSR is a leading global provider of personal wireless technology, including Bluetooth, GPS, FM and Wi-Fi, to industry leaders in consumer electronics, mobile handsets and the automotive industry. Its technology has been adopted by market leaders into a wide range of mobile consumer devices such as mobile phones, automobile navigation and telematics systems, portable navigation devices (PNDs), wireless headsets, mobile computers, mobile internet devices, GPS recreational devices, digital cameras and mobile gaming, plus a wide range of personal and commercial tracking applications. CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and has offices in Europe, Asia and North America. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc
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This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR’s BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform, and their performance characteristics in LG’s HBM-260 Wideband Speech enabled Bluetooth mono headset, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘to be’, ‘one of the things consumers most want,’ ‘ensure,’ ‘as,’ ‘will rely,’ ‘to make,’ ‘able to,’ ‘can’ and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform, and their performance characteristics in LG’s HBM-260 Wideband Speech enabled Bluetooth mono headset, and related products. Any future release of CSR’s BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform, and in LG’s HBM-260 Wideband Speech enabled Bluetooth mono headset, or related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and LG, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR and LG and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s web site http://www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than required by law.
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