Blackfire MXD

Blackfire MXD

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Blackfire MXD

Wireless Multiroom Music System Solution with GoogleCast, Spotify Connect and Apple Airplay

Blackfire MXD is a wireless audio solution for smart phones and speakers that delivers lossless or lossy compression with under 150μs synchronization accuracy for multiroom music and multichannel A/V systems. Blackfire MXD has native GoogleCast Audio and Spotify Connect support and is Apple Airplay ready (requires Apple License and authentication chip). Enjoy 5GHz WiFi support, 24 bit, lossless streaming from local music files, or stream local music from the Blackfire app (for PC, Android and iOS). Blackfire MXD is fully compatible with all Blackfire systems. With a cost effective reference design, and a reference app for Android and iOS for rebranding, Blackfire MXD is the smartest wireless audio solution for home entertainment.

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SPECIFICATIONS

• 802.11ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi

• Sample rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz

• Resolution: 16bit/24bit/32bit

• Lossless or Lossy transmission

• 20 - 150μs Synchronization accuracy

• 20 - 100ms Latency

• Supports 32 Devices

Implementation

• Blackfire MXD Audio Module 2.4GHz/5GHz

• Blackfire Indigo app for Windows, Android and iOS

SOLUTION FEATURES

• Play music from the downloaded Blackfire Indigo Smartphone app, using local music or streaming plug-ins to multiroom (Selection, Zones, Volume) and multichannels         

• Application Media Sources include: Local Music; Tidal; Deezer; Mix Radio; Migu

• Play Google Cast, Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay music and rebroadcast to multi room and multi channel

• Play any music/audio from Windows PC to one or multiple speakers

• Full Wi-Fi Range operation • Bluetooth receive and rebroadcast to other devices

• Aux Audio Input rebroadcast to other devices

• Supports multichannel home theater 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos

• Synchronized playback to multi room devices and multichannel configurations

• Blackfire compatibility - automatic discovery, synchronization, playback & control • Blackfire optimizations including those for range, throughput, sync, discovery

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Blackfire IXD

Wi-Fi Surround Sound Audio

for Smart TV

 and Set Top Boxes

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Blackfire MXD

Wireless Multiroom Music System Solution

with GoogleCast, Spotify Connect

and Apple Airplay

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Blackfire MA

Proven

Cost-Effective

WiFi Music Streaming Technology

Learn more...

Blackfire IXD

Wi-Fi Surround Sound Audio

for Smart TV

 and Set Top Boxes

Learn more...

Blackfire MXD

Wireless Multiroom Music System Solution

with GoogleCast, Spotify Connect

and Apple Airplay

Learn more...
Blackfire Research @ International CES

Blackfire Research @ International CES

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It’s that time of year again – The Consumer Technology Association’s annual International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) is back in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5-8. International CES is the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, boasting more than 165,000 attendees from 150 countries and showcasing “more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, and technology delivery systems.” (ces.tech)

 

This year, we will be exhibiting Blackfire IXD, the first ever WiFi compliant low-latency surround sound technology for TVs and Set top boxes. The exciting news for consumers is that Blackfire IXD finally makes real the promise of banishing cables – and unnecessary speaker boxes – from your living room. And no matter what new streaming technology comes along next – like Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay, Amazon Alexa, Google Cast or even future Apple Siri speakers – you will be able to  play it all on the same set of Blackfire IXD wireless speakers that give your TV immersive surround sound.

 

What makes Blackfire IXD unique is a patented technology that allows a SmartTV to use a home’s standard WiFi to send wireless signals to surround sound speakers in the living room. Conventional multiroom “wireless” music systems still require a cable connection from the TV, and even then, many will only support a soundbar – so they are not truly independent left, center and right channels. This is because they introduce a delay into the audio stream – which causes a highly annoying “lip sync” mismatch between what you hear and what you see on the screen.

 

Other systems create their own, closed, non-wifi compliant networks to reduce the delay. However, this often causes interference with your wifi network (i.e. your TV might sound OK, but the Netflix WiFi stream is being interrupted by your non-compliant speakers.)

 

Blackfire IXD (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) produces the industry’s best synchronization and latency performance for multiroom music streaming  and multichannel surround sound configuration, and supports lossless and lossy audio compression, as well as up to 32bit / 192KHz sample rates. Blackfire IDX can stream either 5.1 or 7.1 as discrete audio channels of lossless, multichannel audio from either cloud streaming services or local files.  And like all Blackfire wireless technologies, Blackfire IXD is fully compatible with all Blackfire enabled systems currently on the market.

We are excited to unveil the Blackfire IXD wireless audio solution at CES this week, but that is just the beginning. With 4K video and HD audio on the rise, Blackfire Research will have even more exciting news to announce later in 2017. Stay tuned.