Anyone who has ever set up a surround sound system knows that wiring the speakers, especially the rear speakers, can be a major headache. Tearing up carpets, crawling through dusty attics and stapling wires to a wall aren’t anyone’s idea of fun. And what do you do when you decide to rearrange the living room and have to place the couch in front of the subwoofer? Rewire the whole room again? Forget it. Most do!
Enter Roomcaster™, an advanced UWB-based technology that enables speakers to be moved anywhere in the room—unhindered by wires and power outlets—while delivering pristine, home theater-quality sound impervious to signal disruptions and drop-out.
Radiient plans to unleash Roomcaster to the market in mid-2008, and to offer it in two versions: as embedded technology in an OEM’s surround-sound speakers, and as retrofit technology for use by consumers who want to turn their existing audio system into a wireless audio surround-sound network. Roomcaster technology can be used with any brand of speakers or audio equipment.
Another area where other wireless speakers fall short is in sound quality, according to Banks, which again, goes back to operating in the 2.4 GHz bandwidth, which can carry a maximum of 16-bit, 44 kHz audio. While other companies boast about delivering CD-quality audio, Roomcaster can deliver 24-bit, 96 kHz digital home theater-quality audio to eight speakers with absolutely no drop-out or interference. Radiient claims Roomcaster’s fidelity is superior to even that of wired speakers.
For more information, visit www.roomcaster.com.