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CEDIA Tease: TruAudio Spinoff VSSL Claims ‘World’s First’ Multiroom Audio System with Google Cast

TruAudio’s new company VSSL will demonstrate at CEDIA 2016 the “world’s first” multichannel audio distribution system with Google Cast, Spotify and Apple Airplay, saying, “Move over Sonos.”


VSSL, a new spinoff of speaker manufacturer TruAudio, will introduced “the world’s first multi-channel audio distribution system of its kind” at CEDIA 2016, if you’re to believe the company’s press release.

The new group says it offers the “world’s first (patent-pending) multi-channel audio distribution system with Google Cast, Spotify and Apple Airplay.”

Google Cast, which has its own booth at CEDIA, is that company’s answer to Airplay. The user simply taps the “Cast” button within a music app to stream audio to compatible speakers, no pairing required. Volume controls and music transports are accessible through the app.

Google Cast works over Wi-Fi, so multiple smart devices can share with multiple speakers simultaneously, making it a good fit for multiroom solutions.

VSSL will launch with two models, starting with the 12-channel (6-zone) A.6. Six different people can listen to six different streams in six different zones … simultaneously.

Later this year, VSSL is expected to ship the A.3, supporting three zones.

VSSL’s chief revenue officer Devin Davies says, “There's a new game in town, move over Sonos.”

VSSL's A.6 multiroom audio system with Google Cast

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Julie Jacobson
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson


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