The Bluetooth Caskeid firmware update will allow users of Pure’s Jongo system to play music from services such as Pandora, Rdio, Deezer and Spotify.Around 500 music services across 100 territories and thousands of radio and audio apps that will now be able to play out from Jongo speakers.
Caskeid will deliver app content to multiple speakers through both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Pure said the speakers will make sure music is delivered seamlessly to all speakers in sync within a group.
Caskeid technologies were developed by Imagination, Pure’s parent company. Three major brands, Onkyo, PEAQ and Pure, have already announced that they are using the full suite of Caskeid technologies in their products.
Imagination said the technology delivers “outstanding audiophile-quality stereo playback with less than 25µs synchronisation accuracy, providing a true ‘Wi-Fi Hi-Fi’ experience that is good enough to replace wires.
Nick Hucker, Pure’s marketing director, said: “Jongo was designed with flexibility in mind and now we’ve taken this concept a huge step further with Bluetooth Caskeid, which brings the worlds’ most accurate and advanced audio synchronisation technology to a much wider audience, giving them the choice to listen to whatever they want, in great quality throughout the home.”
Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination said: “Caskeid has already proven itself as the most accurate and advanced audio synchronisation technology available to consumers and we are seeing strong interest from our partners and licensees as a result.”
“Bluetooth Caskeid brings this superior audio synchronisation technology together with every available music, radio and audio app, giving music fans access to multiroom audio regardless of their chosen music service. We believe that Caskeid will be the leading technology behind the inevitable growth in wireless speakers and the ability to use any audio app with multiple speakers makes the technology even more attractive both to our partners and consumers alike.”
Pure’s Bluetooth Caskeid is available for iOS and Android toting Jongo owners immediately.