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New LG HBM-260 Uses CSR Wireless Audio Platform

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July 19, 2011

New LG HBM-260 Uses CSR Wireless Audio Platform

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

The newly released LG HBM-260, the first Wideband Speech enabled Bluetooth mono headset from LG, has used CSR (News - Alert) BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform to give it a high-quality HD voice capability.

LG HBM-260 headset also benefits from the BC6145’s support for CSR’s sixth-generation CVC bi-directional noise reduction technology and audio enhancements for superior call clarity, as well as A2DP 1.2-based music streaming.

Anthony Murray, senior vice president of CSR’s Audio and Consumer Business Unit said the company’s platform philosophy is to make it as easy as possible for customers like LG to offer consumers a superior audio experience with the latest features.

"The early provision of Wideband Speech technology in our audio platform supports the roll out of HD voice and coupled with CSR’s latest sixth generation CVC audio enhancements we are able to meet demands for the highest quality audio, even in very noisy environments," Murray said.

The company has built the CSR BC6145 to offer a mono headset platform that backs the newly-ratified handsfree 1.6 Bluetooth profile, along with Wideband Speech, often referred to as high definition voice or HD voice.

The LG HBM-260 is currently utilizing mSBC Wideband Speech codec in the CSR BC6145 Bluetooth audio platform to give consumers one of the first products offering the benefits of HD voice’s significantly clearer and more natural speech quality, and the intelligibility improvements that result from this.

“We determined that one of the things consumers most want from a headset is crystal-clear voice calling quality, and have worked to develop a headset with HD voice support as quickly as possible,” said Harris Ahn, general manager of LG Accessory Product Business Leader Group. “Our continued close collaboration with CSR has helped us secure early entry to the market for HD voice enabled headsets and allowed us to concentrate on the attractive design of our headset and ensure the high build quality our customers have come to expect from LG.”

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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