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Press Release: Musaic named Connected Home Speaker Product of the Year by IoT Awards
03 January 2017 | For Immediate Release
London, UK – British audio start-up Musaic has been named Connected Home – Speaker Product of the Year in the inaugural IoT Breakthrough Awards. The awards recognise the outstanding Internet of Things technologies, products and companies that have pushed ingenuity and exemplified the best in connected solutions around the world.
Musaic is an award winner in the Connected Home category alongside companies including August Home, Amazon, Samsung, iRobot, Canary, Nest, Philips Lighting, Rachio and Ring.
More than 2000 award nominations from organisations and individuals from 15 different countries were submitted to the awards for consideration. The submissions were judged by an independent panel of experts representing a cross-section of the industry, including journalists, analysts and technology executives.
CEO Matthew Bramble said: “We are very proud and excited to be named Connected Speaker Product of the Year. We set out in 2013 to develop an innovative audio system that would bring wireless multi-room music streaming together with the smart home and this award is a real validation of what we’ve achieved. Musaic wireless speakers have been designed as smart home ready from the outset and work with countless other connected products around the home both natively and via services such as IFTTT. We have several exciting new integrations coming this year so Musaic is going to get smarter still – watch this space!”
The IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honouring excellence in Internet of Things technologies, services, companies, products and people. The IoT Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition of the achievements of IoT consumer and enterprise companies and products in categories including Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT, Wearables, M2M and more. For more information visit www.IoTBreakthrough.com.
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Musaic is the first Smart HiFi. Our wireless HiFi system is the first to offer both high-resolution multi-room audio playback and smart home features.
With Musaic you can listen to all your music in every room, in exceptional sound quality, connect smart lighting systems to create and control scenes, and combine with home automation to create a fully connected smart home.
Musaic is the first wireless HiFi system to offer an IFTTT channel. This allows users to create ‘recipes’ that connect Musaic Players to products from hundreds of other brands.
Musaic PRO-MZP Professional Install Zone Player – our dedicated custom install product range is due for release in 2016. The PRO-MZP is the first product to combine the convenience and cost effectiveness of consumer multi-room with a set of features uniquely suitable for the professional installer.
We have been awarded a CES Innovations Award for two years running! Our wireless HiFi system was awarded in 2015 and our custom install product, the PRO-MZP, was a 2016 winner.
Musaic ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in April 2014.
In 2014 we were one of five start-ups to take part in JLAB, John Lewis’ first tech incubator.
In 2015 we received investment from the Amazon Alexa Fund and we’re working with Amazon to implement voice control services.
Later in 2015 Musaic was featured on The Gadget Show in the UK with Jason Bradbury saying:
“I’ve reviewed a lot of multi-room audio solutions over the years on The Gadget Show and at this price point that is quite extraordinary.”
Musaic was the first wireless HiFi system to become AllJoyn Certified and to launch an IFTTT Channel.
Matthew Bramble, CEO & Co-Founder: Matt has over 20 years experience in consumer electronics, having worked with some of the biggest brands in the UK and USA. Matt has designed many award-winning products and has a long history in the HiFi industry.
Carolyn Van Dongen, Marketing Director & Co-Founder: Carolyn grew up in New Zealand but has lived in London for almost 10 years. She has a wealth of brand management and marketing experience in the consumer electronics, music and leisure industries. She’s also a musician.
Simon Grabowski, Software Director & Co-Founder: Simon is a truly multi-skilled software engineer. Simon has designed countless apps as well as coding on a multitude of embedded platforms.
Faye Purcell, Head of Partnerships: Faye has over 10 years’ experience in the music and tech industries, having run an award-winning music management company and worked as a start-up producer and project manager.
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Musaic MPL and MPL HiFi System Review (AVForums, March 2017)
Musaic MP10: Add Smart To Your Audio (MobileTechTalk, February 2017)
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IFTTT – Spotlight on the UK (IFTTT, January 2017)
Musaic adds integrated support for TIDAL (AV Forums, November 2016)
Musaic unveils MPL for adding music streaming to hi-fi systems (Hi-Fi Choice, November 2016)
Musaic MPL streaming: including smart features and a Sabre Dac (The Audiophile Man, November 2015)
Musaic MPL adds smarts to your Hi-Fi (Gadgety News, November 2016)
Musaic får Tidal (Recordere, November 2016)
How to: IFTTT recipes for Musaic players (Gadgety News, August 2016)
Musaic MP5 and MP10 streaming audio players review (Gadgety News, August 2016)
Multi-Room Speakers Group Test (Hi-Fi Choice, July 2016)
Attractive and Smart – 5 stars (Stereo+, April 2016)
Magic Multi-room Audio: ‘a superb pair of multi-room devices’ (T3, March 2016)
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Musaic zone player makes ISE debut (Installation International, February 2016)
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Musaic music systems receive AllJoyn certification (Get Connected, January 2016)
Brit built Musaic wireless streamers get AllJoyn powers (Gadgety News, January 2016)
Multiroom mit Lichtsteuerung (Stereo, November 2015
Musaic Zone Player Named 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree (Hidden Wires, November 2015)
Musaic – das Smart Home Multiroom Audiosystem (e-home news, November 2015)
Stein für Stein (Fair Audio, November 2015)
4 Tech Essentials for the Luxury Music Lover (Tec Home Builder, October 2015)
British audio start-up Musaic announces compatibility with HTC Connect™ (Get Connected, September 2015)
Musaic, le multiroom du son et des lumières repositionné à la frontière avec l’intégration (On-topaudio, October 2015)
The Integration Guide to Wireless Multi-Room Audio (Residential Systems, August 2015)
Amazon: Musaic and Rachio are the two new recipients of the Alexa fund (EPR Retail News, August 2015)
Voice-activated Alexa to Support Connected Music and Sprinkler Systems (Tec Home Builder, August 2015)
Amazon Announces The Next Alexa Fund Recipients: Musaic And Rachio (The Hindustan Post, August 2015)
Amazon Announces The Next Alexa Fund Recipients: Musaic And Rachio (The Street, August 2015)
Musaic Receives Investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund (Finsmes, August 2015)
Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out (TechCrunch, August 2015)
Amazon Announces the Next Alexa Fund Recipients: Musaic and Rachio (MarketWatch, August 2015)
Musaic au Festival Son et Image 2015 (Haute Fidelite News, August 2015)
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Hi-tech wireless music system for the connected home (South China Morning Post, June 2015)
This Is Microsoft’s Big Secret Windows 10 Feature (Time, June 2015)
Musaic wireless Hi-Fi system to feature Spotify (Get Connected, March 2015)
Musaic high-res wireless multi-room system gets Spotify Connect (What Hi-Fi?, March 2015)
ISE 2015: Musaic Launches Wireless Multi-Room Streaming Audio System (rAVe, February 2015)
Tech gets smart at CES 2015 (PCR, February 2015)
#CES2015: Musaic, un nouveau système audio multiroom qui offre aussi un contrôle domotique (Blog Domadoo, January 2015)
Hot Products AV: The Food of Love (SVI, January 2015)
CES 2015: Best hi-fi, audio products and speakers (What Hi-Fi?, January 2015)
CES 2015 highlights – Day 3: Audeze, Musaic, Chord Electronics and Bang & Olufsen (What Hi-Fi?, January 2015)
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CES 2015: Musaic launches high-resolution multi-room system (What Hi-Fi?, January 2015)
MPs You Can Trust (SVI, December 2015)
Musaic Named 2015 CES Innovation Award Honoree (Residential Systems, December 2015)
Musaic to Introduce Multiroom Wireless HiFi System at 2015 CES (Home Theater Review, November 2015)
JLAB: meet the startups bringing John Lewis into the digital age (The Telegraph, September 2014)
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Musaic player – UK start up reaches Kickstarter funding target (Hi-Fi Choice, April 2014)
Musaic hands-on: the multiroom audio system that’s taking on Sonos (Stuff, April 2014)
The best tech from the Gadget Show Live 2014 (CNET, April 2014)
Musaic unveils new multi-room music system at The Gadget Show Live (What Hi-Fi?, April 2014
Interview With Matthew Bramble Founder Of Musaic (Made In Shoreditch, April 2014)
Launched On Kickstarter, Musaic Promises Hi-Fi Music And Home Automation (TechCrunch, March 2014)
Internet of Things: Musaic’s Speakers Control Moodlighting, Help Water Plants (Evolver, March 2014)
The Musaic Sound System Can Also Control Smart Lighting and Security (Trend Hunter Tech, March 2014)
Musaic wireless sound system also controls your lights (Gizmag, March 2014)
Musaic multi-room music system debuts on Kickstarter (Stuff, March 2014)
Musaic Debuts Multiroom Music System That Can Control Your Home (Hidden Wires, March 2014)
The Sound of Musaic (The Ear, January 2014)
CES 2014: How to clean your vinyl – and other cutting-edge British tech (The Guardian, January 2014)
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British start-up Musaic promises whole-house hi-fi (Gramophone, January 2014)