Vendor View: TI Talks to Mike Weaver, President of Soundcast Systems ...
Technology Integrator: Tell us about your company history and how you got where you are today?
Mike Weaver: Soundcast has been an innovator and leader in high-performance wireless audio technology and products for nearly a decade.
Our core product offerings have been recognized worldwide as best-in-class and performance.
The award-winning OutCast line of portable outdoor wireless speaker systems, introduced in 2006, set the standard for the wireless audio category and remains the go-to product for integrators and retailers that capitalize on the growing demand for outdoor living and entertainment products.
Soundcast has leveraged its wireless technology and expertise to offer CI’s a variety of wireless audio solution products that are used in a wide variety of home installation applications, including wireless baluns, subwoofer remoting and home theater environments.
Our dedication to audio quality and wireless performance has been a significant contributor to our products’ appeal.
TI: Update our readers on the types of products you have recently introduced that build upon your prior intros, and that answer specific needs for custom integrators.
MW: As interest and adoption of wireless audio, video technologies and mobile devices continues to grow and as consumers’ lifestyles increasingly demand on-the-go freedom, Soundcast chose to embrace the Bluetooth wireless audio standard in 2013 with its introduction of BlueCast, the new Bluetooth adapter for OutCast which fully enables OutCast and OutCast Jr. products to be used with the latest Bluetooth mobile devices, apps and streaming content.
Our dealers are now able to fully support the evolving demands of their customers and take advantage of mobile device-based content and convieneience. BlueCast features the latest Bluetooth 3.0 technology and support the lossless quality Apt-X and AAC codecs to maintain the best possible audio quality.
Subsequently, the introduction of Melody, our new compact and portable Bluetooth music system. Since its July introduction, Melody won six industry awards and has been critically reviewed as the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker on the market today.
Melody maintains our unique 360 degree omni-directional eight-speaker design, elegant styling, built-in handle, 20-hour rechargeable battery and weather-resistant 8-lb. small enclosure.
Melody is a great add-on product to any custom project and allows our integrators to offer their clients the best portable audio experience to compliment their tethered home-based solutions.