VIENNA, Aug. 31, 2018 – Harman Kardon launched their Citation range of multiroom and multi-channel speakers at IFA, Berlin. All products are voice activated, featuring a Google Assistant integration developed with StreamSDK software from StreamUnlimited.
Following many project collaborations across the Harman International brand portfolio, StreamUnlimited are proud to announce the successful integration of Chromecast built-in and the Google Assistant into the Harman Kardon Citation product range. The range, which includes Citation ONE, 100, 300, 500, Tower, Adapt, Soundbar, surround speakers and Subwoofer products, combines award winning design, premium quality sound with the Chromecast built-in service portfolio and Google Assistant voice operation. The Harman Kardon Citation range can be used in multiroom as well as multichannel audio applications.
“I am pleased with the cooperation between StreamUnlimited and Harman Kardon. This was a major project delivering nine different products in a rather short period of time. The StreamSDK has helped us to achieve a smooth implementation,” said Lou Schreurs, Vice President of Connected Home at Harman International.
“We have enjoyed a close working relationship with the Harman brand portfolio for many years and this latest collaboration has been a very exciting project to be a part of,” said Frits Wittgrefe, CEO at StreamUnlimited. “The drive by Harman to innovate in the audio and home theatre sectors with the Citation range has enabled our engineering team to contribute to products that truly raise the bar in terms of performance, style and technical innovation. We are delighted to continue this partnership as the leading system integrator for Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in.”
StreamSDK is a uniquely flexible, modular software solution that transports any streaming audio functionality to multiple consumer electronics devices. Alongside Chromecast built-in and the Google Assistant, features include Apple AirPlay 2, Amazon Voice Services, Spotify Connect, a vast range of music and Internet radio services, support for high resolution audio, a proprietary multiroom distribution protocol and customizable Android and iOS applications. StreamSDK is portable to various classes of silicon and compliments perfectly the StreamVienna ready-to-use hardware module family, varying from the low-cost Stream1832 to the premium Stream810.
About HARMAN International
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Founded in 2005, StreamUnlimited originated as a team of 25 engineers and in 13 years has built its own IP while more than tripling its size. StreamUnlimited is now a supplier of software solutions and modules for smart audio, voice assistant and IOT products, with office locations in Vienna,Bratislava, Shenzhen and Mountain View. Partnering with all major semiconductor companies and technology providers in the consumer electronics channel, StreamUnlimited works with a global cross-section of high-end audio, CEDIA-channel, premium and mainstream consumer electronics manufacturers.
For more details, visit www.StreamUnlimited.com.