Smart-powered devices are well on their way of becoming an omnipresent aspect of consumers’ daily lives. From speakers and TVs to wearables, home control, and even cars, everyday consumers are electing to utilise the affordances of smart devices in their daily lives.

Its estimated that global sales of smart home devices are set to reach almost 1 billion units by 2022, and in terms of revenue, we can expect to see over £10 billion spent on smart home devices in the UK alone by the end of 2019. With this growth, firms in every aspect of the smart device ecosystem have a vast opportunity to provide seamless, innovative solutions to consumers.

At Chirp, we strive to innovate with world-class technology firms to further the capabilities and affordances of audio integrations within these devices, and we’re pleased to announce today that we’re now partnering with world-class smart audio and Audio IoT solutions provider, Linkplay Technology. Linkplay  provides customisable Wi-Fi Audio technology solutions that integrate with today’s top-performing smart devices, enabling unique audio products to create limitless auditory experiences for consumers.

By embedding our data-over-sound technology into Linkplay’s Wi-Fi Audio modules for smart-enabled devices, we’re able to deliver a turnkey solution that combines voice processing and audio-based data transfer capabilities to enable seamless provisioning for consumer applications in close proximity.

Smart-enabled devices with Linkplay Wi-Fi Audio modules can now utilise the benefits of data-over-sound to facilitate seamless Wi-Fi provisioning and frictionless connections made between nearby devices, without requiring any prior set up, pairing, or configuration. By adding this value to existing audio capabilities of smart-enabled consumer devices, Chirp’s data-over-sound software provides seamless connectivity at scale.

“Linkplay, an Amazon Systems Integrator,  is an integral aspect of the growing audio and voice IoT ecosystem. By partnering with Linkplay, Chirp is able to extend the value and unique affordances of data-over-sound technology by enhancing the end user experience to provide frictionless, low-power connectivity at scale,” said James Nesfield, CEO of Chirp.

“Chirp’s software-defined data-over-sound offering presents an extremely novel approach to provisioning smart-enabled devices. Delivering cost-effective device-to-device connectivity at scale remains an inherent challenge for many CE device manufacturers today. Combining the power of data-over-sound with our portfolio of WiFi audio solutions, we can provide a scalable turnkey solution which eliminates device provisioning challenges to not only enrich the user experience, but support manufacturers with the continued development of their audio products.” commented Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay.

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