CME iWA (instant wireless audio technology) is a new tech that promises near-zero latency using wireless audio.
When you make electronic music, there are always a lot of cables involved. Audio and MIDI cables, power supplies… it quickly becomes messy. Thanks to Bluetooth technology advanced in the past years, and so you can already play wirelessly with a MIDI keyboard. There is latency, but it’s not as noticeable as it used to be.
The Chinese company CME has done this successfully with the tiny WIDI adapters. Now they are going one step further and want to make audio smarter and wireless with the iWA technology.
The people behind the WIDI MIDI adapters have now introduced its innovative iWA (Instant Wireless Audio) technology. They promise that it will be a revolutionary solution that sets a new standard for wireless audio transmission for musicians, with high immunity to interference and near-zero latency.
iWA technology is designed with musicians in mind, says CME. It offers wireless HD audio in stereo using an extremely wide bandwidth. More it is highly immune to interface say the developers. It introduces a groundbreaking nano-second pulse transmission technology that completely removes the existing challenges with overcrowded frequencies
CME achieved in the latest tests to reduce the over-the-air latency to an impressive 1ms. If this is implemented in a product like the WIDI adapters, it will certainly be forward-looking.
And they also say that no software codecs and other compression technology are needed. “With enough space for correction on-the-fly: what goes in, simply goes out!”
“As the developers of WIDI, we understand that Bluetooth technology cannot fully meet the needs of all musicians when it comes to transmitting audio.” said Zhao Yitian, CEO at CME. “This realisation has inspired us to rise to the challenge and continue to innovate. In the end, we decided to take this risk and work with the community to develop iWA technology from scratch.”
CME’s IWA wireless audio technology has vast potential across a wide range of applications, including headphones, studio monitors and TX/RX solutions. Initially, the focus is on providing a solution for near-field scenarios where immediate response is required, such as in the studio and during rehearsals
Audio over wireless is the future and that can be an important step forward in the right direction. Since the whole thing is still in development and not a finished product, it remains to be seen what CME will do with the technology. I think it’s great that a company is working on it
More information here: CME
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