WiSA Association, a subsidiary of WiSA Technologies, Inc., has announced that Association member Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 8 speaker has received its WiSA Home Theater (HT) Interoperability Certification.
WiSA HT Certification ensures speakers can receive uncompressed sound over a multichannel wireless network created by a WiSA Certified transmitter and speakers. Debuted at CEDIA Expo 2023, the Beolab 8 speaker marks the seventh Bang & Olufsen product to be added to the brand’s roster of WiSA Certified solutions.
“The Beolab 8 speaker is the epitome of versatility and functionality – exactly what home theater enthusiasts want and need to equip their space with immersive surround sound,” says Michael Henriksson, vice President of Product Management & Design at Bang & Olufsen. “With the addition of WiSA HT Interoperability Certification, the Beolab 8 speaker gives users the option to customize their listening experience with up to 8 channels of wireless HD audio with absolutely zero latency.”
Utilizing WiSA HT technology, the Beolab 8 speaker transmits and receives 24-bit 48/96 kHz audio over the multichannel network. Products that earn WiSA HT Interoperability Certification undergo diligent testing to ensure the products meet the high-quality, multichannel audio standards WiSA solutions strive to deliver. All WiSA HT Certified products work together seamlessly, regardless of the brand. The Beolab 8 speaker utilizes various connection options to create this powerful sound; users can utilize an RJ45 Powerlink, Wireless Powerlink, 2 Ethernet connections, or a Line-in via USB-C to connect to a variety of existing TVs and sound systems, even those going back more than 30 years, making the Beolab 8 a complement to an already established home theater setup.