IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 4, 2015–
Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc. a leading embedded WiFi and Wireless solutions provider, today announced their technology partnership with SK Telecom culminating in the launch of SK Telecom’s ultra-modern “UO Linkage.”
UO Linkage is a portable mini Hi-Fi audio product that can play music in 24 bit / 192KHz format. Users can not only enjoy music stored on / streamed from their smartphones by wirelessly connecting UO Linkage to the smartphone (via Wi-Fi, Airplay, DLNA, etc), but also enjoy music from many other online and offline sources, including micro SD Card, PC, AUX and internet radio stations.
UO Linkage also offers a ‘multi-speaker’ feature enabled through the advanced LibreSync media streaming technology platform provided by Libre Wireless Technologies. The feature allows up to 10 units of UO Linkages to be connected to realize a wireless surround-sound system.
As Smart Home features and wireless connectivity become expected for all consumer electronic products and seamless interoperability becomes required between mobile devices, service providers and CE products, companies like SK Telecom that lead convergence of these categories have a tremendous opportunity to bring unique product value in next generation CE products. Leveraging the industry leading Libre Wireless solutions and their teams with decades of experience in WiFi connected CE products, SK Telecom has produced a truly compelling product, UO Linkage.
“SK Telecom’s UO Linkage is an innovative audio product that enables users to enjoy music in superior sound quality at a reasonable cost. In particular, we are delighted to offer a unique, convenient features through cooperation with Libre Wireless Technologies. We plan to launch UO Linkage on the global market within this year,” said Park Chol-soon, Senior Vice President and Head of Convergence Business Office at SK Telecom.
“SK Telecom has been a great partner and brings great knowledge of the broad convergence of networking and mobile devices,” says Jordan Watters, Chief Operating Officer at Libre Wireless Technologies. “By working together and leveraging the advanced LibreSync media streaming technology platform, SK Telecom is changing the game for what’s possible and what will be expected even in mainstream CE products. We are very happy to have been selected as a key technology partner to help enable their innovative vision.”
About Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Libre Wireless Technologies has extensive expertise and experience in developing WiFi, wireless and media streaming software and SDK platforms, electronic modules and RF/antenna design solutions. The Libre team has deep WiFi technology and A/V system design experience combined with world wide sales, technical support and design partnerships. The LibreSync platform incorporates unique media streaming technology, broad mobile platform ecosystem support, seamless interoperability, scalable price/performance solution options, optimized and flexible WiFi/Bluetooth options (1×1 11n, 2×2 11n, 11n/ac) and extensive system level features. Optimized for performance, power, size and cost, LibreSync solutions provide ODM’s and CE Brand customers with the most complete, flexible and ecosystem leading media streaming platform available.
About SK Telecom
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM, KSE: 017670), established in 1984, is Korea’s largest telecommunications company with more than 28 million mobile subscribers, accounting for around 50% of the market. The company reached KRW 17.164 trillion in revenue in 2014. As the world’s first company to commercialize CDMA, CDMA 2000 1x, CDMA EV-DO and HSDPA networks, SK Telecom launched the nation’s first LTE service in July 2011. SK Telecom also became the world’s first mobile carrier to commercialize 150Mbps LTE-Advanced in June 2013 and 225Mbps LTE-Advanced in June 2014 through Carrier Aggregation(CA). In line with its efforts to swiftly move towards the next-generation mobile network system, or 5G, it successfully commercialized 300Mbps tri-band LTE-A CA. As of the end of June 2015, the company has over 17.9 million LTE and LTE-Advanced subscribers. Based on its strength in network operations business, SK Telecom is seeking new growth engines through three innovative platforms namely Lifestyle Enhancement Platform, Advanced Media Platform and IoT Service Platform. For more information, please visit www.sktelecom.com or email to [email protected].
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