USA - Libre Wireless Technologies (www.librewireless.com), a specialist embedded Wi-Fi and Wireless solutions provider, announced the technology partnership between Libre Wireless and RIVA Audio (https://rivaaudio.com/), the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX).
Even as their new WAND Series of multi-room “+” speakers are prepared for launch, RIVA is winning significant industry praise as well as awards. At this year’s CES show, the RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL speakers were each named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honorees and received the 2017 Mark of Excellence Award for the Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year category.
In addition, the WAND Series was awarded the TWICE Picks Award at CES and has received Residential System’s and TWICE’s Best of Show Awards at CEDIA 2016.
The experienced and knowledgeable RIVA Team has been building and designing award winning products for years now. This world-class team, led by Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Rikki Farr, and Don North, President and Chief Engineer, has the know how and experience to create excellence in all that they design with Rikki’s legacy in the music industry, their engineering legacy and the experience the team members bring from their time with global brands.
RIVA WAND speakers feature Chromecast built-in so you can stream music/tunes/podcasts/playlists from your favorite apps on your phone, tablet or laptop to your speakers. Users also will have the flexibility to connect multiple WAND speakers or other Chromecast built-in speakers with the Google Home app.
RIVA entered the market just a few years ago with a focus on Bluetooth® audio streaming and has become a lauded brand in mainstream audio products, delivering a truly premium audio experience. With their new WAND Series of multi-room “+” speakers, RIVA is raising the bar by adding high-resolution Wi-Fi streaming that features multi-device, multi-room and indoor/outdoor operation.
The RIVA WAND Series brings the most advanced connectivity experience by leveraging Libre’s industry-leading LibreSync wireless audio streaming platform with the unique DDMS direct streaming technology, highest quality audio with RIVA’s patented Trillium™ audio technology for stereophonic sound from a single speaker, broad ecosystem support, and the most advanced new features by partnering with the best technologies available.
The first products launching from the RIVA WAND Series include the RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL. Already recognized as best-in-class audio products, they deliver consumers a customizable and easy-to-use multi-room “+” audio system that delivers high-quality, patented stereophonic sound from a single speaker.
The result is an unrivaled audio experience that can play to any room or outdoor location from any networked or online source; offering a new way to wirelessly play all your favorite music without restrictions.
“RIVA’s roots run deep in identifying best-in-class third party technologies and integrating them into a comprehensive solution for a great innovative product. We look at what is out there and evaluate what best-in-class technologies we want to incorporate, how we will incorporate them and the right design,” said Rikki Farr, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at ADX.
“The DNA of the RIVA founders is quite unique combining advanced high-end audio technology with direct music industry experience for live audio events and recordings with ties to some of the industry’s most renowned artists,” says Hooman Kashef, Chief Executive Officer of Libre Wireless Technologies.
“Working with music industry insider Rikki Farr and his team has been a pleasure and to be selected as their streaming technology platform is quite an honor. We see their design, audio fidelity and marketing as ground breaking and already the awards from IFA and CEDIA trade show launch activities are rolling in.”
The RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL speakers are expected in retail in May 2017.