Phorus Announces National Distribution with RadioShack and Adds iOS Compatibility
Phorus PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver to Offer RadioShack Customers a High Quality Multi-Room, Multi-Zone, Multi-User Whole-Home Audio Listening Experience Unmatched by Bluetooth
ENCINO, Calif. (September 26, 2013) – Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), and the first company to release whole-home wireless audio systems connected by DTS Play-Fi™ technology, today announced that the company’s breakthrough product line would be available at RadioShack. Beginning in October, the PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver will debut at selected RadioShack stores nationwide, including the company’s new concept store locations in New York City.
In addition, the Phorus app for iOS is now available on the App Store, allowing consumers to stream pristine, high quality audio directly from iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch to the Phorus PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver. With Phorus’ expanding roster of apps and software, a perfectly synchronized multi-room, multi-zone, multi-user whole-home audio listening experience can be accessed directly from the most popular Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, Kindle Fires and coming soon, from Windows PCs.
“We are honored to be selected by RadioShack to help them further build out their wireless audio category, especially given the focus on audio in RadioShack’s new store formats,” said Dannie Lau, general manager at Phorus. “The PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver are the perfect solution for RadioShack customers looking for an unmatched whole-home listening experience at an affordable price point, especially going into the holiday season.”
The Phorus app for iOS gives users full control over their whole-home wireless audio system directly from their phone or tablet for streaming music from iTunes, their existing playlists and from popular music services such as Pandora. Users can also connect up to eight different speakers to one network and enjoy music in every room of their home, perfectly synchronized with no lag and with no impact on sound quality via DTS Play-Fi technology. The apps also use Play-Fi to stream different songs to different rooms, simultaneously, and will be adding support for other multi-room, multi-zone, and multi-user features in the near future.
The Phorus PS1 Speaker ($199) and the Phorus PR1 Receiver ($149) are both available now from the Phorus Store on Amazon.com, at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and will soon be available at selected RadioShack locations. The Phorus App is free and available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Marketplace.
Visit Phorus for more information, connect with Phorus on Facebook and Twitter (@phorusaudio) or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc.).
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS’ audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2013, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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