First speaker in the world to ‘AirPlay' with WMM and to run on new JB3.0 platform
June 2012 - Copenhagen-based audio company Libratone, a developer of innovative wireless sound solutions is pleased to introduce version 2.00 of the Libratone app. Available now for download from the Apple App Store, the app adds new features and functionality to the Live and Lounge AirPlay speakers, as well as updating the firmware of the speaker wirelessly. The new app and firmware updates improve AirPlay performance significantly, with fewer dropouts and better stability. This is partly due to Libratone being the first company to ‘AirPlay' with WMM (WiFi Multi Media quality of service), which ensures priority to AirPlay streaming on a busy network. Additionally, the Libratone software is the first AirPlay software in the world to run on the new JB3.0 platform.
Audio is also optimised via the new app and Libratone's patented FullRoomTM technology. Through ‘fingertip control', users just need to provide the app with a few bits of information about the placement of their sound system and the speaker will adjust the sound accordingly. Users will notice a deeper and more controlled base response, a smooth mid-range as well as improved voice reproduction. Voice control and voicings are also part of the app functionality.
Additional new features of the Libratone app version 2.00 include:
- An even faster speaker start-up and connection time
- Improved WiFi signal sensitivity for better AirPlay connectivity
- A wireless signal strength feature displayed in the app enabling users to adjust the position of the speaker to get better network strength
- Improved support for national and special characters, enabling easy WiFi and password naming
- New Advanced Network Settings mode added to speaker set up page
- iOS 4.2 support (for older iPod touches)
- Firmware updates delivered via the app, ensuring users are getting any new features and functionality
Libratone's luxurious cashmere covered, wireless Airplay speakers offer streaming from all of Apple's iOS devices to enhance the experience of listening to music. Libratone's patented FullRoom acoustic technology provides the listener with exceptional 360-degree sound performance. Designed to complement a living space, the range comes in five bold colours including red, green, beige, grey and black.
For more details about the Libratone Live and Lounge, please click here.
Pricing and availability
The Libratone Live retails for £599 and the Lounge for £1,099. Both can be purchased from Apple Stores, John Lewis and leading independent retailers.
Version 2.00 of the Libratone app is available now for download from the Apple App Store.
Libratone is an innovative Danish audio company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its mission is to bring back the notion of high quality audio to the world of portable devices and adapt the audio experience to the way we live today. It wants to end the dictatorship of inflexible stereo systems, without settling for mediocre sound. A team of dedicated do'ers and dreamers, all driven by the aim of setting music free and adding a new dimension to the iPhone, iPod or iPad. Mixing different areas of expertise, from audio technology to aesthetics, it aims to bring out the best of Scandinavian design and acoustic performance in one perfect package.