Gramofon Presents Qualcomm’s AllPlay Integration at CES
JANUARY 6TH 2015. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.- After a successful Kickstarter campaign which ended summer 2014, Fon’s latest innovation in WiFi products, Gramofon, has upgraded the home audio experience with the integration of Qualcomm’s AllPlay feature.
Gramofon turns any existing sound system into a wireless music player. By plugging Gramofon into the stereo and connecting it to the Internet via WiFi, Gramofon creates a seamless home audio experience. With Gramofon users can enjoy what they already know and love: their current sound system and the their favorite music apps.
With the inclusion of AllPlay, Gramofon is expanding its service coverage to include a slew of music industry leaders such as TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Aupeo, DoubleTwist, Soma FM and Napster, as well as the already integrated Spotify. AllPlay also enhances Gramofon’s functionality to give users the ability to play music simultaneously over multiple Gramofons. Users will be able to stream music stored locally on their iOS or Android devices and play music from their DLNA server. Fon will be at CES to build relationships with these music services and digital distributors so as to deliver the best experience possible for Gramofon users.
Qualcomm offers industry-leading WiFi solutions for superior connectivity; key to delivering multiple streams of high-resolution audio wirelessly around the home. AllPlay is built upon the AllJoyn™ framework and was developed as an open source project by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. By creating a dedicated software that can be implemented in audio equipment and accessories as well as cloud music services, Qualcomm is positioning itself as one of the leading providers of high-quality multi-room audio.
“We are thrilled with the integration of AllPlay in our Gramofons” said Martin Varsavsky, CEO of Fon “It has always been our vision to create an elegant solution to the problem of in home audio playback for the global market and AllPlay brings us much closer to that goal.”
As other key tech players rush into the WiFi music space, the inclusion of AllPlay positions Gramofon as an industry leader with its low price point and seamless in-app experience. The Gramofon concept of a WiFi add-on allows members to use their already existing sound system – you don’t need to invest in new speakers. Gramofon brings the home audio experience to a new level without requiring any user investment or a foreign app experience.
Gramofon is Fon’s latest innovation in WiFi products. Fon was founded in February 2006 by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi. Today the company is a global WiFi leader with more than 13 million hotspots in more than 200 countries. Fon has offices in Madrid, London, Tokyo and New York. Its partners include among others; BT (UK), Deutsche Telekom (Germany), KPN (Netherlands), Proximus (Belgium), MTC (Russia), MWEB (South Africa), Oi (Brazil), SoftBank (Japan) and Telstra (Australia). For more information, please visit fon.com
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