|[October 04, 2017]
Zound Industries Selects Frontier Silicon for its New Marshall Branded Multi-Room Speakers with Chromecast Built-in, Spotify Connect and Apple Airplay
Frontier Silicon, a leading supplier of consumer audio technologies,
announces that its Minuet platform has been chosen by audio pioneer,
Zound Industries International AB ("Zound Industries"), to add
multi-room functionality, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect and Apple
AirPlay (News - Alert) to three speakers in its range of Marshall branded wireless
The three speakers are the Marshall Acton, Marshall Stanmore and
Marshall Woburn models, which now come with new design and multi-room
The Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room and Marshall Woburn Multi-Room offer
consumers six ways to connect: Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect,
AirPlay, Bluetooth, RCA input and a 3.5 mm input, whilst the Marshall
Acton Multi-Room offers five ways: Chromecast built- in, Spotify
Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth and a 3.5 mm input. As a result, consumers
will be able to stream audio via Wi-Fi from over 150 online music
services, such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio.
Zound industries' Marshall branded Wireless Multi-Room system allows
users to play different songs in each room, or bring it all together and
play the same song throughout the entire home; there is also the
possibility to create a different soundtrack for each individual space.
Each of the speakers has seven one-touch pre-sets, which allow users to
select and store favourite playlists, albums, or radio stations.
All of the above can be controlled through the "Marshall" branded app
(for iOS and Android (News - Alert)), which Frontier Silicon developed on behalf of
Zund Industries. The app also allows users to control the Marshall
branded Wireless Multi-Room speakers' EQ settings and alter the
intensity of their LED control dials.
The Marshall branded Wireless Multi-Room system has been available for
purchase globally since 21 September. The Marshall Acton Multi-Room is
priced at $350, the Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room at $450, and the
Marshall Woburn Multi-Room at $600.
Frontier Silicon is one of a very small number of solution providers
working with Google (News - Alert) on this technology. Frontier's Minuet design
platform provides a complete toolkit for brands and manufacturers to
develop smart audio devices with Chromecast built-in quickly and
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said:
"Marshall is a major global audio brand - and we are delighted that
our collaboration with Zound Industries has helped bring Chromecast
built-in, Spotify, Apple (News - Alert) AirPlay and advanced multi-room features to
this premium range of speakers."
Pernilla Ekman, CEO, Zound Industries International, said:
It was important for us to ensure that the Marshall branded Wireless
Multi-Room system provides an unparalleled listening experience with
multiple ways to connect and listen to music. Frontier has been a
dedicated partner, with its highly skilled software team and its mobile
app development skills, in delivering this goal. "
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world's leading supplier of technology solutions
for digital radio and smart audio products. Frontier Silicon's audio
products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Wi-Fi enabled
wireless speakers and soundbars - from silicon through software to
production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier
Silicon include Bose, Denon, Grundig, harman/kardon, JBL, Onkyo,
Panasonic (News - Alert), Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha,
Zound Industries and many more.
Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier
Silicon Ltd. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of
The MARSHALL word mark and the MARSHALL logo are the property of
Marshall Amplification Plc., the use of which is granted on a
non-exclusive limited basis to Zound Industries International AB.
Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google Inc.
Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad and AirPlay are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
All Spotify trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names,
and any other features of the Spotify brand are the sole property of
Spotify or its licensors.
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