Akiko Pro Transmits Any Analog Audio; at an Ultra Low Latency of Just 18ms, Akiko Pro is Ideal for Pro Audio (ie. DJs), Gaming, TV, and Movie Applications
EDMONTON, AB, CANADA, April 20, 2020 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (www.elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theatre, multi-room, outdoor, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce the launch of Akiko Pro, a SKAA Pro® transmitter for analog audio. Able to transmit any analog audio at lightning fast transmission speeds, Akiko Pro is now available for $99.00 USD.
“One of the principal disadvantages of traditional wireless audio solutions is inherent latency issues which prevent their use with any source that is video-based, such as TV, movies, social media, and communications,” explained Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “The SKAA standard, which has a 36ms fixed latency that is well below the industry standard for the audio-to-video delta, is ideal for these applications and performs flawlessly at these tasks. SKAA’s low latency ability is something that Bluetooth® and WiFi audio-based solutions cannot accomplish for many reasons. However, there are even more demanding applications, such as high-speed gaming and live performance (DJ) that require even lower latency. This is where SKAA Pro takes over.”
Akiko Pro can transmit at an astoundingly quick 18ms for these severely demanding applications. Akiko Pro is ideal for live performances/DJs, gaming, and all other instances where ultra low latency is required, especially since this is not possible with Bluetooth® nor WiFi audio. In addition, SKAA Pro transmitters are fully compatible/interchangeable with both existing as well as future SKAA speakers in the marketplace, making the transition seamless to the end user.
“We’ve had multiple DJs, including during the recent NAMM Show, praise the low latency of the SKAA-enabled Dillinger Labs Helix headphones with Akiko Pro transmitters,” Whitehead continued. “SKAA Pro was a hit, to say the least, and proved they are the ideal technology for those in the DJ and Pro/MI markets who want to, or need to, go wireless. DJs have always wanted wireless but traditionally could not have that freedom because other wireless technologies have too much latency. Additionally, SKAA Pro allows DJ duos since two receivers can bond to one transmitter.”
Additional Akiko Pro features and specifications include
- Works with stereo analog audio sources with 3.5 mm plug
- Works with both line out and headphone out
- Sends audio to up to two receivers
- Use the remote you already own to control volume and mute
- No pairing
- 35 meters (100 feet) indoor range
- Power from any USB port
- Ships with SKAA Pro OS, compatible with all receivers running SKAA OS 2.1 or newer
SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.
SKAA Pro technology is the professional version that is fully compatible within the SKAA standard. With a low latency 18ms with 1:2 relation, it is ideal for DJ duos, portable DJ set-up and other Pro applications.
About Eleven Engineering, Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven’s XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications.
Eleven’s high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport. WFD™, Eleven’s proprietary wireless audio transport protocol, has a narrow footprint in the radio spectrum, delivering both best-in-class coexistence with WiFi / Bluetooth and unparalleled Quality of Service.
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