Frontier Silicon Launches the Venus 2i Bluetooth Audio Platform at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 18:10 hrs

Hong Kong S.A.R:

Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of digital radio and internet audio solutions announces the launch of Venus 2i-BT bringing Bluetooth music streaming to DAB/DAB+ radios.

The addition of Bluetooth connectivity to the Frontier DAB platform develops the widely adopted Venus 2i platform into a fully featured solution for wireless docking systems with the benefit of digital and FM radio as an additional audio source. The Venus 2i-BT presents the most versatile, scalable and cost effective DAB plus Bluetooth platform available.

Venus2i-BT utilises the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) to allow wireless Bluetooth transmission of stereo audio from an A2DP source (typically a phone or computer) to its audio system. To allow for remote track selection and advanced media playback features the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) is also implemented.

Venus 2i-BT provides a flexible and scalable platform with a number of functions and capabilities that can be mixed and matched to produce a wide range of audio devices to suite different markets, including:

DAB, DAB+, DMB-R and FM radio iPhone docking Bluetooth streaming Bluetooth remote control Multiple language display (including Chinese) Alarms and sleep timers

“Bluetooth audio is becoming an important feature in the market as the concept of wireless docking gains in popularity.” said Steve Evans Frontier Silicon VP of Marketing and Business Development, “Our initiative to make Bluetooth part of our leading DAB/DAB+ platform will ensure that our customers can extend the capabilities of their products to meet this trend.”

About Frontier Silicon Limited

Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits and modules for digital audio products. Established in 2001 as a privately funded fabless semiconductor company, Frontier Silicon has over 120 employees. The company is based in London, England, with design centres in Cambridge and Shannon. Frontier Silicon also has branch offices and technical support representation in France, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Products include complete solutions for digital audio systems including DAB/DAB+, Internet radio and connected audio, from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs.

Customers include Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Bush, Cyrus, Denon, Dual, Gear4, Goodmans, Grundig, harman/kardon, Hitachi, JVC, Magic Box, Ministry of Sound, NAD, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pinell, Pioneer, PURE, Revo, Roberts, Sanyo, Sharp, SIRIUS XM, Sony, TEAC, Tivoli Audio, Vita Audio and Yamaha.

Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier Silicon Ltd.

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CONTACTS : Frontier Silicon Steve Evans, VP of Marketing Tel: +44 1223 492 259 Email: Web: , ,

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