Tuesday January 11, 2011
BridgeCos JukeBlox 2.1 Connectivity Platform Brings Streaming Music to Mainstream Consumer Electronics Products
LAS VEGAS--(LadyDragon.com)11/01/11--Simplified Music Streaming Now Available at 25% Lower Cost Through Industrys Only SOC and Software Design Kit for Networked Audio.
BridgeCo Inc. www.bridgeco.com, a leader in consumer electronics connectivity, announces key new features in its industry leading JukeBlox platform. JukeBlox 2.1 technology creates an intuitive music experience for mainstream consumers, using the popular new music streaming applications.
BridgeCo introduced its JukeBlox 2.1 technology on a new turn-key WiFi media module, the CX870, opening up new retail price points for manufacturers by lowering their solutions bill-of-material costs by 25%. Not only does JukeBlox 2.1 technology offer an impressive 25% cost reduction over prior generations, its new CX870 turn-key WiFi certified module also offers a significant 50% size reduction.
Beyond cost and size reductions and its intuitive user interface, BridgeCos JukeBlox 2.1 platform also offers consumers a new simplified network set-up, JB Connect. With JB Connect, accessing music on connected devices and enjoying it throughout the home has never been easier.
Our JukeBlox 2.1 simultaneously addresses the critical needs of cost points and ease-of-use, said Gene Sheridan, CEO of BridgeCo. Both are essential to reach mainstream users, opening up a multi-billion dollar market for BridgeCo and our customers.
We have already received unprecedented interest in this new platform with virtually every major home audio brand looking to bring these exciting improvements and price points to the market in 2011.
JukeBlox 2.1 expands BridgeCos market and technology leading JukeBlox platform, which offers an unprecedented feature list for enabling music streaming and offers the industrys only system-on-a-chip (SOC) processor for networked audio. BridgeCos unique DM870 IC integrates up to five ICs into one and includes the industrys only Software Design Kit (SDK). BridgeCos SDK allows customers and design partners to leverage its extensive JukeBlox feature set, while customizing the platform to meet their unique product requirements. The JukeBlox platform features a complete range of audio codecs, Internet radio protocols, popular music applications, a variety of connectivity options and includes all of the industry interoperability standards. JukeBlox 2.1 also features fail-safe firmware updates that allow for new features to be updated over time without hardware changes after consumers own the product.
The CX870 will be production released in April 2011 with samples in Design Kits available in February.
BridgeCo, a venture capital backed technology company leads the connectivity revolution in consumer electronics, enabling the biggest CE brands and bringing a world of music to every room in the home. Industry-leading JukeBlox technology integrates a full software stack and an advanced network media processor into a WiFi network media module bringing media and music streaming to any home music system. BridgeCo is an ISO 9001 certified company with operations in El Segundo, California, Bangalore, India and sales offices around the world.