Auracast™ broadcast audio – a new Bluetooth® innovation that will let you share your audio, unmute your world, and hear your best – is making major impacts across the industry. On 31 May 2023, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), in partnership with several Bluetooth SIG member companies, hosted The Auracast™ Experience at Computex Taipei. The Auracast™ Experience, a global roadshow, provides attendees the opportunity to experience a day in the life with Auracast™ broadcast audio firsthand in simulated real-world environments.

Visitors had a chance to pretend they were leaving on a trip to a conference, taking a flight and arriving at the conference in time for a keynote presentation that night. During their trip, they encountered a few of the ways consumers will soon be able to experience Auracast™ broadcast audio in their lives.

Like its sister event at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, attendees at The Auracast™ Experience Computex were able to hear for themselves how Auracast™ broadcast audio will help the world sound better. Each person was provided with a pair of Auracast™ enabled earbuds and a smartphone with an Auracast™ app that allowed them to scan for, join, and listen to the Auracast™ broadcasts in three sample environments (In the future, we will all be able to seamlessly use our own devices to experience Auracast™ broadcast audio).

Listening to a Lecture With Multi-Language Support

At the back of an auditorium during a mock lecture, participants could not clearly hear the speaker over the venue’s sound system. However, by joining the audio broadcast via the Auracast™ app on their smartphone, attendees heard the same audio emitting from the auditorium speakers directly into their Auracast™ earbuds.

New to this event, participants at The Auracast™ Experience at Computex Taipei also had an opportunity to hear the lecture in multiple languages and select the language of their choice. Auracast™ broadcast audio is an effective solution for broadcasting simultaneous translation during live presentations or performances. Audiences in auditoriums around the world will soon be able to use their own earbuds or hearing device to listen to audio in their desired language.

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Unmuting Silent TVs at an Airport Sports Bar

Event guests also had a chance to experience how Auracast™ broadcast audio can unmute silent TVs in public spaces. Participants visited a sample sports bar in an airport terminal. As is typically the case, the bar had multiple TVs showing different games with the sound turned off, so guests could not hear what was happening on any TV. However, this simulated bar added support for Auracast™ broadcast audio to all their TVs. Using the Auracast™ app on their smartphones, participants could choose which TV audio broadcast to join and hear the sound in their Auracast™ earbuds. Attendees could even seamlessly switch between TV audio broadcasts at any time and without delay.

“Auracast™ broadcast audio will expand the ecosystem of Bluetooth® audio devices, break the limitation of receiving audio in public places, and create more market demand. It will also enhance our connection with each other and the world around us and improve the listening experience for everyone, while ushering in a better life for hearing aid users. We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Bluetooth SIG during this exciting, next phase of the audio market.”

– Jim Liao, Realtek

Sharing Audio and Hearing Announcements in an Airport Terminal

Visitors at a simulated airport gate experienced how Auracast™ broadcast audio lets you share audio with your friends and family. Participants simultaneously watched a movie on a single laptop using their own Auracast™ enabled earbuds. The person with the laptop used the Auracast™ app on their device to invite others around them to watch at the same time. Using the Auracast™ app on their smartphone, attendees scanned for nearby Auracast™ broadcasts, selected the laptop, entered a passkey, and the audio from the movie began directly broadcasting to their Auracast™ earbuds.

Finally, event guests were able to use the Auracast™ app on their smartphones to scan for and join Auracast™ broadcasts for their gate. The same announcements made over the gate speakers then broadcasted directly to their Auracast™ earbuds. As with auditoriums, venues like airports will be able to add support for Auracast™ broadcast audio to their existing sound system so visitors can hear high-quality public address audio in their Bluetooth® earbuds or hearing aids.

Throughout The Auracast™ Experience, tour guides used USB and USB-C dongles to show attendees how easily existing hardware (laptops, tablets, phones, etc.) can be transformed into Auracast™ transmitters. Using dongles like these, consumers won’t need to wait until new Auracast™ devices are available in order to experience Auracast™ broadcast audio. 

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オーディオ共有、ミュート解除、最高の音で聴くことを可能にするBluetooth®︎の新しいイノベーション、Auracast™ ブロードキャスト オーディオが業界全体に大きなインパクトをもたらしています。2023年5月31日、Bluetooth SIG(Special Interest Group)はメンバー企業数社とともに、COMPUTEX TAIPEIで「Auracastエクスペリエンス」を開催しました。世界各地で開催予定のAuracast™エクスペリエンスでは、Auracast ブロードキャスト オーディオのある暮らしをシミュレーションで体験できます。

来場者は、国際会議出席のため航空機で移動し、その晩の基調講演にちょうど間に合う時間に会場に到着する想定でイベントを体験します。その一連の流れにおいて、Auracast ブロードキャスト オーディオを利用する日常的ないくつかの場面が訪れます。

MWCバルセロナでの開催時と同様、参加者はCOMPUTEXでもAuracast ブロードキャスト オーディオがオーディオの世界を向上させる実際の様子を自分の耳で体験できました。各参加者に配られたのはAuracast対応イヤホンと、用意された3つのサンプル環境でAuracast™配信のスキャン、受信、再生ができるAuracastアプリの入ったスマートフォンです(将来的には、各自が所有するデバイスを使用してAuracast™  ブロードキャスト オーディオをシームレスに利用できるようになります)。

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COMPUTEX TAIPEIでは新たに多言語対応も用意され、参加者は複数の選択肢から希望する言語を選んで講演を聞くこともできました。Auracast ブロードキャスト オーディオは、ライブプレゼンテーションや公演などで同時通訳を配信する際の効果的なソリューションです。やがて世界中の観客が、各自のイヤホンや補聴器を使用して希望する言語の音声を聞けるようになるでしょう。


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イベントでは、公共の場にある無音テレビをAuracast ブロードキャスト オーディオを使用してミュート解除する体験も用意されました。参加者が訪れるのは、空港ターミナルのスポーツバーを模した会場です。一般的に、このようなバーでは複数のテレビでさまざまな試合が流れていますが、無音であるため、何が起きているのか聞くことはできません。しかし、会場のバーではすべてのテレビがAuracast ブロードキャスト オーディオを追加装備しています。参加者はスマートフォンのAuracastアプリを使用して視聴したいテレビを選び、音声配信を受信してAuracast対応イヤホンで音声を聞くことができました。さらに別のテレビの音声への切り替えも、いつでも遅延なく可能です。

「Auracast ブロードキャスト オーディオはBluetooth®︎オーディオデバイスのエコシステムを拡大し、公共の場での音声受信に関する制約を取り払って、より多くの市場需要を生み出していくでしょう。また人と人、人と周囲の世界とのつながりをより豊かにし、すべての人のリスニング体験をより良くする一方で、補聴器ユーザーの生活の質も向上させます。オーディオ市場が迎えたこのエキサイティングで新しい局面において、Bluetooth SIGとの協力を続けられることを楽しみにしています」

– ジム・リャオ(Jim Liao)、Realtek

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computex 7 空港ターミナルでオーディオ共有し、アナウンス音声を聞く

空港の搭乗ゲートを模した会場では、Auracast™ ブロードキャスト オーディオを利用した家族・友人とのオーディオ共有が体験できました。ここでは1台のノートパソコンで再生される映画を、各自がAuracast™対応イヤホンで音声受信し視聴します。まずノートパソコンの所有者が、ノートパソコンのAuracast™アプリで周囲の人を同時視聴に招待します。参加者はスマートフォンのAuracast™アプリを使用して周辺のAuracast™配信をスキャンし、ノートパソコンを選択してパスワードを入力します。すると映画の音声が、各自のAuracast™イヤホンに直接流れてきます。

最後に用意されたのは、スマートフォンのAuracastアプリを使用して搭乗ゲートに関するAuracast™配信をスキャンし、受信する体験です。搭乗ゲートのスピーカーと同じアナウンス音声が、Auracastイヤホンに直接配信されます。講演会場と同様に、空港などの施設では既存の音響設備にAuracast™ ブロードキャスト オーディオを追加で設置することが可能になります。それにより施設利用者は、各自のBluetooth®︎イヤホンや補聴器で、高音質の場内放送が聞けるようになります。

Auracast™エクスペリエンス全体を通じ、案内役を務めたガイドはUSB・USB-Cドングルを使用して、いかに容易に既存のハードウェア(ノートパソコン、タブレット、スマートフォンなど)をAuracast送信機に変えられるかを参加者の前で実演しました。そうしたドングルを用いることで、消費者は新しいAuracastデバイスの登場を待つまでもなく、Auracast ブロードキャスト オーディオを体験できるのです。



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