News Strengthens A-BUS Position as Innovators of Cat-5 Audio Solutions
Rosebery, NSW Australia March 7, 2007 — Seven years after filing and eighteen months after receiving notice of its allowance by the U.S. Patent Office, LeisureTech Electronics, announced that they have received U.S. patent no. 7,181,023 for their A-BUS technology. LeisureTech, inventors of the popular multi-room audio solution, already holds patents for A-BUS in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.
Andrew Goldfinch, founder of LeisureTech and co-inventor of A-BUS technology, commented, “This is very welcome news indeed and it certainly reaffirms our long-held belief that A-BUS is a truly compelling idea. Over the last seven years, LeisureTech and our partners have successfully marketed the many benefits of A-BUS technology throughout the world. Having the actual U.S. patent in hand will further strengthen the A-BUS platform as the standard for affordable multi-room audio.”
A-BUS is a unique, proven technology for multi-room audio that utilizes a single Category 5 (aka Cat-5) cable to carry signal, data, infrared, status and power. This ingenious approach places the amplifiers closer to the speakers, enabling superior sound quality, increased flexibility, simpler installation, consumer-friendly operation, energy savings and greater affordability.
One of the key benefits to A-BUS technology is that it is virtually plug and play so that any A-BUS product will work with another, regardless of brand. A-BUS is currently licensed to more than fifteen leading companies with various and diverse product offerings in the multi-room audio category.
A-BUS technology, successfully utilized since 1998 and then launched worldwide in 2000, is quickly becoming the standard for affordable multi-room audio. LTE has been granted patents for A-BUS in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the United States. A-BUS is also the recipient of numerous industry awards and media acclaim for innovation and excellence.
About LeisureTech Electronics
Founded in 1977, LeisureTech Electronics’ is a global OEM technology provider and manufacturer for the residential systems market. LTE founder Andrew Goldfinch teamed up with Len Andrews in 1989 and in 1997 the enterprising duo invented A-BUS, a revolutionary technology for multi-room audio.
A-BUS, launched worldwide in 2000, is licensed to leading CE manufacturers and quickly becoming the standard for affordable multi-room audio applications. In 2005, LeisureTech opened its own design and manufacturing facility in Thailand to support its rapid growth while providing expanded resources for its customers.