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Amazon Alexa Summit Recap 2017



The Amazon Alexa Summit hosted by Linkplay was a huge success to say the least. About 500 participants attended this one day event full of interesting topics, informational keynote & presentation, in-depth discussion panels and interactive mix & mingle. Since the event, we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our attendees saying they are inspired by the innovative AVS products powered by Linkplay showcased at the Summit. We want to personally thank our brand customers, ODMs, and the Amazon Alexa team for helping make this event possible. This was indeed a very successful show and has built stronger collaborations among Linkplay, Amazon Alexa, and key partners not just in the audio industry, but also in many different verticals. As the lead turn-key Wi-fi audio solution provider, we look forward to partnering with you in the future and providing high quality technology to power your products. If you are interested in learning more about our solution, please email sales@linkplay.com


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August 2017 

 

Linkplay Technology will be attending IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany this fall on September 1st-6th. If you are interested in learning more about our turn-key Wi-fi solution integrated with Amazon Alexa Service (AVS) and would like to meet with us at the conference, please email us at info@linkplay.com

 

In other news, Linkplay is excited to announce new partnership with Audible! Our brand partners, if you'd like to offer a one-month free access of Audible to your end-customers via your products powered by Linkplay, please send your inquiry to musiccert@linkplay.com. We would be more than happy to further discuss with you. In addition, we are working on integrating more popular music streaming services to satisfy our customers! We are currently in the process of integrating iHeartRadio on-demand as well as Amazon Prime Music, which is scheduled to launch in the near future. We also are planning on providing support for both the WHA and 3PDA later on in the year. Please stay tuned for more updates!

News from our supported streaming services Check it out! iHeartRadio has updated their Logo and Branding Guidelines: http://brand.iheart.com/logo/
 
Wi-Fi Connectivity Best Practices  Here we provided tips/solutions to ensure quality support for your customers:
 
Tip #1: Before connecting the device to Wi-Fi, please be sure that the router is running on a 2.4 GHz band network. Tip #2: If the normal setup to Wi-Fi does not work, please have the user go through the Alternative Setup. Tip #3: If the users are experiencing Wi-Fi disconnections please have them initiate a factory reset. Tip #4: If the Wi-Fi connection issue still persists, please ask the user to send a feedback log through the companion app.
 
For more best practices and troubleshooting solutions, please check out our help center:
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June 2017 

 

Linkplay is thrilled to announce our new sales representatives and distribution partners in the U.S. and Europe in response to high demands for our turnkey Wi-Fi audio solution with Alexa voice services. Introducing companies: Parts Express International, Vocal Cord Technologies Limited, Indesmatech; each providing full support for those interested in integrating Powered by Linkplay's turnkey Wi-fi hardware and software solution into their products. For full coverage regarding our new sales representative and distribution partners, please check out our recent press release below! Shipments of Voice Personal Assistant Speakers projected to more than double in 2017 In addition, we recently added a new page "Sales Contacts" to our website directing our future partners to our global sales representatives. If you are interested in building your product with Linkplay today, please click on the button below:

Click here for Sales Contacts

For media inquiries please contact Mark Zadeh at markz@Linkplay.com.


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MAY 2017 

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Linkplay’s director of PR, Linda Ferguson, and vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Zadeh, met with numerous consumer, technology, business, and trade press at Pepcom’s Digital Experience press event in San Francisco, on May 18th. Reporters were eager to learn about our turn-key Wi-Fi audio solution integrated with Alexa Voice Service, as well as have us answer questions about future technology trends related to AI and competing voice technologies.

We showcased “Powered by Linkplay” customers’ speakers approved with AVS from iLuv, Fabriq, GGMM, Jam Audio, and Omaker. Several journalists indicated a desire to receive products to review. Here is a few of the publications and news outlets we briefed:

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ANNOUNCEMENT!
We take customer requests seriously and are happy to announce we signed a contract with Deezer, exclusively streamed through Airable. This popular music service will surely please European consumers.  If you are interested in adding Deezer/Airable retroactively to your Linkplay products or future products, please contact partner@linkplay.com
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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

GGMM E5 Wireless Smart Speaker More than 100 reviews and astounding 4.5 stars on Amazon! Check it out here!

“Customer service is top a priority for us. We put a lot of effort towards our customers’ needs and wants, and work hard to assure they are happy and 100% satisfied with our products …”  -Sindy Zhao

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May 4th, 2017 – Voice First: 4 Factors Affecting Market Growth English Version

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Check it out, Amazon Alexa on SNL!

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APR 2017 

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DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND – AI PERSONAL ASSISTANTS ARE THE FUTURE

Linkplay is riding the wave!  To meet the growing demand for Powered by Linkplay Wi-Fi audio solutions integrated with Alexa Voice Service, we have expanded our team. Please meet our distribution and manufacturing sales representatives: Parts Express International, covers the U.S. and Canada, Firefly Technology serves the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland and Indesmatech.com provides sales coverage for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland,  and the Baltic States. All of these companies are well established in their respective markets.

Currently Alexa Voice Service is available in the U.S. Germany and the U.K. As AVS expands into other regions our sales reps are well positioned to support your integration requirements. If you are a U.S. speaker or consumer electronics brand and want to discuss building an AVS product with less than 5,000 units per year, please contact Judd Baker at juddb@parts-express.com.  Additionally European customers interested in partnering with us, please contact Tony James, tjames@fireflytech.com or Soren Manicussma@indesmatech.com.

Want to bring an AVS Wi-Fi audio product to market in the next six to twelve months with the most cost effective solution, with a trusted partner and a proven technology? Please contact Alexa@Linkplay.com or Mark Zadeh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Linkplay at Markz@Linkplay.com.

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017

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Linkplay and Alexa teams joined forces this past month at the Hong Kong Electronics Show to demonstrate the latest advancements in our turnkey Wi-Fi audio platform integrated with Alexa Voice Services. There was overwhelming excitement from speaker and consumer electronics brands wanting to develop Powered by Linkplay products given our proven solution and fast time to market.

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Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology spoke at the Round Table with other industry CEOs. Check out the article below!

Round Table: Catching up with Alexa devices

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MAR 2017

What's New with Linkplay?

The appetite and momentum for voice activated assistants in Wi-Fi speakers and smart home devices are skyrocketing. To support the ever-growing demand, Linkplay recently announced another strategic ODM relationship with ANAM Electronics. This is exciting because it expands the category by addressing the needs of customers at the higher end of the A/V receiver and speaker market.

In other news, Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) officially launched in the UK and Germany at the end of January. We are excited to report that several of our speaker brand customers are in the process of rolling out Powered by Linkplay products in those countries. Now more consumers than ever will have the pleasure and convenience of using AVS to listen to music, news, order food, check weather forecasts, order products and check their commute to work all with the benefit of high resolution, lossless audio devices.

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ANAM Electronics Announces Partnership with Linkplay Technology!
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FEB 2017

Make your Products Future Bright - Powered by Linkplay and Alexa

 We are experiencing unprecedented demand for Powered by Linkplay solutions with speaker and device manufacturers, technology partners, music streaming content providers, and the Amazon Alexa developer community. And the press coverage surrounding our announcements and events is being reported by industry media in a positive light. To our current partners, thank you for trusting us with your business.We are relentless in our passion and pursuit to offer the highest performance, Alexa Voice Service, music streaming and app packages, with fast time to market and cost effective price points. We’ve developed multiple modules that greatly scale the number of available AVS devices for end consumers. And, we are leading the audio speaker category with the most Alexa enabled speaker products representing five brands with plans to deliver many more smart home devices in 2017.
If we can help you with your next project, please contact us at  Alexa@Linkplay.com.
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