The Bluetooth SIG, the group of industries which takes care of the development of the technology for this type of connection, released yesterday (6th) on the standard of Bluetooth LE, Audio. It promises to improve the quality of the sound is sent to speakers and headphones, improves the connection between the headphones are completely wireless (earbuds), and to add more support for different hearing aids.
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The news has also introduced a lower power consumption for audio playback via Bluetooth, similar to the one that already exists for smartwatches. The inside of the LE to the Audio, and the products will be able to use a new codec called the LC3, and they said to send the sound at the bit rates that can be up to 50% smaller than that of the codec to be present on the SBC. With the changes to the audio, it grows both in quality and decrease energy consumption.
Is natively the devices are compatible with Bluetooth LE, the Audio will be able to send music to more than one source, by doing a better job with your earbuds – that is, with the headphones to receive the sound in an independent way, as is the case with some of the more expensive models, which are already present in the market.
The most important part is the addition of a hearing aid in the list of the gadgets that are supported, which allows a smartphone, for example, to send calls to a voice and to music or podcasts directly to these devices are that they are people with some sort of difficulty in hearing.
In the end, the sharing, the audio can then be sent to a large number of headsets on the market applications. An interesting example is that of a film which can transmit the sound directly to the headset from the ear of the one who is in the audience. Just Imagine a movie that sends you, at the same time, the film in its original language and the dubbed-for-all, just choose what version you want.
The ideas and possibilities are promising, but the Bluetooth SIG, says the specifications for the equipment that you will want to add to the compatibility of the Bluetooth LE, the Audio will be announced later this semester. The first products should appear later this.
With information: from the Bluetooth SIG.