Combining embedded data-over-sound with cornerstone Wi-Fi audio technology for enhanced connectivity of smart consumer applications.
Chirp, a pioneer of data-over-sound technology and Linkplay Technology, a leader in Wi-Fi audio solutions have today announced a technical partnership, delivering a turnkey solution for the frictionless, audio-based provisioning of smart-enabled consumer applications.
Chirp’s ultrasonic machine-to-machine communications software enables any device with a loudspeaker or microphone to exchange data via inaudible sound waves. Working like an audio QR code, the technology sends data seamlessly over sound waves to enhance end-user experiences and add value to existing hardware. As a leader in integrated Wi-Fi audio technology, Linkplay works closely with device owners to integrate cost effective, smart solutions into audio-enabled devices and create compelling user experiences at scale.
Leveraging Chirp’s ultrasonic audio protocol, smart-enabled devices integrated with Linkplay’s comprehensive set of Wi-Fi Audio modules can utilise audio-based data transfer capabilities to enable seamless provisioning for consumer applications in close proximity, without the need for additional hardware.
Combining the capabilities of embedded data-over-sound with Linkplay’s cornerstone Wi-Fi audio technology, the two companies have delivered a software-defined connectivity solution which removes any device set up, pairing or configuration requirements to facilitate secure, seamless network provisioning.
Chirp’s data-over-sound technology will encode credentials into an inaudible tone, which is then transmitted to a microphone or speaker already built in to a smart-enabled device. This data is then received over audio and the device is connected to a network, enabling frictionless user experiences at scale across a range of modern CE applications. Integrating Chirp’s SDK into Linkplay’s Wi-Fi Audio modules will add further connectivity capabilities to a range of audio-enabled consumer hardware, such as smart speakers, TVs and home control systems. Removing the need for additional hardware, the partnership delivers a robust and cost-effective provisioning solution for third party OEMs without additions to their bill of materials.