Press Release Summary:
SKAA-Enabled Cassandra Transmitter enabled with USB-C port. Unit can work with iOS and Android mobile devices, televisions, Mac and Windows computers. Transmitter can send audio to up to four receivers and offer audio quality of 480 kbps. Up to five Cassandra Transmitters can be used at same time. Unit’s USB-C port can be used for charging or data transmitting.
Original Press Release:
Eleven Engineering Launches New SKAA-Enabled USB-C Transmitter: Cassandra
Emerging Practical and Desired Connector for Today’s Phones, Tablets & Laptops Now Available
Once again, Eleven Engineering, Inc. (www.elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for home theater, multi-room, portable, professional, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is staying ahead of the curve with the announcement of its new SKAA-Enabled Cassandra transmitter with USB-C connector.
Now available with an MSRP of $79.99 USD, Cassandra is the ideal choice for all phones, tablets, and laptops which utilize a USB-C port.
“The industry is migrating from micro USB to USB-C, and our new Cassandra is the ideal transmitter utilizing and embracing this new trend,” explained Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering director of sales, North America. “Ideal for charging and transmitting data more effectively and quicker than micro USB, Cassandra sets the benchmark for the new desired and practical connector.”
USB-C has become recently popular over the past few years for a number of reasons, both functional and practical:
• First, it is reversible, meaning no more frustrating moments since you don’t have to turn the connector and/or cable around in order to plug it into the device…no more USB superposition.
• Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, USB-C also brings the new speed and power advantages of USB 3.1 to your fingertips.
“Up until recently, we estimated that 99 percent of Android smartphones and tablets out there have a female micro USB, but that’s rapidly changing and it’s not just Android devices as my Apple MacBook only offers USB-C…no other ports at all.” Whitehead continued. “We like the USB-C because this upgraded USB connection moves the audio from your device into Cassandra completely unaltered - a pristine, unmucked-with digital audio stream.”
Additional Cassandra feature and specifications include:
- Sends audio to up to four receivers
- Works with all apps
- Use up to five transmitters in the same area
- No pairing
- 15 meters (50 feet) indoor range
- Low latency
- Works with SKAA cmd (optional app)
- Ships with SKAA OS 2.4, works with all receivers running SKAA OS 2.1 or newer (if you're not sure what version you have, go to TLC, send us a note and just ask)
- Free Shipping
SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. SKAA navigates hostile environments saturated in wireless traffic with best-in-class reliability. SKAA delivers uninterrupted audio with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.
With SKAA, the receivers (speakers / headphones) are in charge of selecting which transmitter to listen to. There’s no pairing.
“SKAA’s audio quality is always 480 kbps while Bluetooth’s is always lower and actually varies depending on environment and circumstances,” Whitehead said. “You can use up to five SKAA transmitters in your home at the same time. That’s up to 20 speakers or headphones.”
SKAA is ridiculously easy to use - all compatible products are ready to play right out of the box. “It’s also highly flexible, being compatible with a fantastic breadth of audio sources,” concluded Whitehead. “Plus, SKAA receivers can effortlessly switch from source to source. And don’t forget rock-solid reliability, great range, and CD-quality sound. SKAA.com is the source for all things SKAA.”
About Eleven Engineering, Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven's XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications.
Eleven's high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport. WFD™, Eleven's proprietary wireless audio transport protocol, has a narrow footprint in the radio spectrum, delivering both best-in-class coexistence with WiFi / Bluetooth and unparalleled Quality of Service.