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Creative's Sonos-style wireless audio system revealed by FCC

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Mon September 6, 2010

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless MultiPlay hits FCC

Creative is near launching a wireless audio system in the vein of a Sonos ZonePlayer, an FCC filing uncovered today. The Sound Blaster Wireless MultiPlay discovered by Engadget would attach directly to a PC and share its audio over 2.4GHz RF wireless to stereo speakers through receivers adround the house. A Wireless Touch Controller would, much like Sonos' CR100, give owners a way of steering music away from the computer.

The system may be Windows-only as it would require a special Creative Media Server app to run. It may also be relatively inexpensive as it won't require an intermediary device like Sonos' ZoneBridge to work in truly wireless form. Regardless of the platform, X-Fi badging hints any audio will likely go through some post-processing to restore some of the lost detail from compressed MP3s and similar files.

Despite the existence of a manual, there's no clues as to when the Wireless MultiPlay will be ready, although a manual usually means the hardware is in its later stages and could launch soon.







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