Vigoole to use SiConnect technology for powerline-connected audio products

5 Dec 2007

SiConnect, the leader in multimedia-ready home networking technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vigoole to integrate its powerline-based connectivity into the company's range of audio products.

Under the banner, “Music has no boundaries”, Vigoole has become a world leader in the design and manufacture of mass-market loudspeakers and other audio products. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations in Shenzhen, the company currently builds in excess of 175,000 products per month.

Vigoole will use SiConnect's single-chip PLi050A audio powerline modem. Embedding SiConnect's patented POEM® technology, the chip brings major connectivity benefits to existing audio designs, including a consumer electronics cost point, high fidelity streaming of uncompressed audio, simultaneous operation of multiple applications on the same network, superior in-home reach via Whole Home Coverage™ mesh networking, and global EMC compliance.

SiConnect's VP of Sales, Mark Wilkes, commented, “We are proud to be working with Vigoole. The company's audio products have truly global appeal and we are pleased to help them use our technology to distribute audio around the home. We believe that POEM technology, when coupled with superb products such as Vigoole's, will drive a whole new market in audio connectivity.”

Jack Jiang, Executive Director of Vigoole, said, “SiConnect's POEM technology provides us with exactly what we need for embedding powerline connectivity into our products. POEM is the only technology we evaluated that was capable of meeting our requirements so closely.”

Filed: Dec 2007, Powerline Networking, Press, Co: SiConnect, Tech: None

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