AP Meets aptX for Better, Faster Bluetooth Test

Audio Precision implements aptX codec on Bluetooth test option for APx audio analyzer

Aug 16, 2011, 06:00 ET from Audio Precision

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio Precision, the recognised standard in audio test, has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with CSR, the owner of the aptX audio codec. The deal permits AP to add the aptX codec to AP's recently launched Bluetooth wireless technology test option for the APx family of audio analyzers.

The award-winning speed and ease of testing offered by the APx range is now available to all the manufacturers worldwide who have adopted the aptX codec in their Bluetooth audio devices, including the makers of phone handsets, headsets and hands-free devices. The APx Bluetooth option now supports A2DP, HFP, HSP, and AVRCP profiles and aptX, SBC and CVSD codecs.

"Systematic test is the key to good design, and AP is constantly adding the features and technologies our customers need to test their designs systematically," explains Tom Williams, Audio Precision's VP of Marketing. "For our customers designing Bluetooth devices, that means an analyzer with an integrated Bluetooth radio and native support of codecs. Many of our customers are aptX licensees, so it just makes  sense to add aptX to our Bluetooth option."

Via the Bluetooth option, an APx audio analyser can run over 30 acoustic and electronic tests in seconds. "Even switching between the codecs you wish to test is simple and fast," adds Tom Williams.

"The inclusion of our aptX codec in Audio Precision's Bluetooth test suite clearly reflects its growing acceptance by the industry as the de facto standard for achieving high fidelity stereo audio with Bluetooth devices," said Noel McKenna, senior director of aptX for CSR. "Audio Precision is one of the world's leading test and measurement companies and an important member of the aptX ecosystem, and we are pleased to welcome them to the aptX family."

Audio Precision's APx Bluetooth option with aptX is available now. For more information, visit Audio Precision's website http://ap.com/bluetooth.

About Audio Precision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit http://ap.com/.

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