Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), dedicated to delivering great sounding whole-home wireless audio systems, is proud to announce that its next generation PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi™ was named as a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the Home Audio/Video Components category.
Making its debut at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, the new Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi will allow music lovers to easily stream high-quality audio directly from their connected smartphones, tablets and PCs, wirelessly to their existing audio systems over a standard home Wi-Fi network, with zero loss in music quality. Compatible with nearly all AVRs, HTiBs, soundbars, and powered speakers, Play-Fi forges a seamless connection between audio systems, mobile devices and music, creating the ultimate infrastructure within the home to play your music from any device, in as many rooms as you want to listen to it.
In addition to multi-room and multi-zone streaming from any device running the Play-Fi application, the Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi also supports Bluetooth® AptX®, and AAC streaming, as well as direct streaming from iTunes on OSX and Windows.
“We are extremely proud that the CEA has honored our Phorus PR5 receiver with the prestigious 2014 CES Innovation Award,” said Dannie Lau, general manager of Phorus. “This is a huge validation of the product and its simple, one button approach to transforming any home entertainment system, boom box or speaker dock into a feature rich and great sounding wireless whole-home audio system.”The Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi (priced at $179) will be on display at the Innovations Showcase, located at The Venetian during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem will be on display at the DTS Booth at CES, located in the Central Hall, Booth 9839. The first generation Phorus PR1 Receiver is currently available from the Phorus Store, on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and RadioShack locations nationwide.