WiSA LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, comprised of over 60 consumer electronics brands, and founded by SummitWireless Technologies, has announced support of Dolby Atmos height channels.
The addition of WiSA allows WiSA speaker partners to develop products that include immersive 3D audio experiences made possible by Dolby Atmos technology. WiSA users will be able to assign front height, side height and rear height audio channels to WiSA Certified™ speakers, making it easy for consumers to configure their systems for Dolby Atmos content during set-up.
“We are very excited to create the opportunity for our TV and transmitter partners to send Atmos content wirelessly to WiSA Certified speakers as well as allow our speaker members to enhance their wireless audio assortments with Atmos solutions,” says Tony Ostrom, WiSA president.
“Adding this capability answers requests we have received from WiSA members as well as consumers and we look forward to seeing WiSA Ready and WiSA Certified products in the field that dramatically simplify the process of creating three-dimensional immersive audio experiences in the home.”
The ability for a user to select Dolby Atmos height channels will be included in the latest transmitter and speaker firmware, now scheduled for release in Q2 of 2020. Existing WiSA products can also take advantage of this feature through a firmware update.