Harman Kardon Launches Android SDK for Omni Wirless System

Harman OmniAudio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group Harman International has released an Android SDK for the Harman Kardon Omni Wireless HD (high definition) home audio system. The SDK enables third-party developers to create home audio and IoT (Internet of Things) experiences for Android users with high-fidelity sound. It will enable developers to access tools, downloads and community forums in order to build Android apps.

“Building audio features into connected apps represents the next wave of user experience, and Harman is taking a huge leap to encourage developers to participate in this world and turn their ideas into reality,” said Harman CTO, IP Park. “Our new relationship with the developer community will unleash ingenious ideas simply waiting to be noticed.”

In addition to detecting, controlling and sending audio to wi-fi speakers, the software can identify the status of speakers, determine the strength of the wi-fi signal, and receive events back from the speaker, such as the volume level, using the Harman abstraction helper library, documentation and example apps built for the Android OS.

“With SDKs for iOS and now Android, HARMAN is offering revolutionary wireless products that open even more opportunities for innovation,” said Kevin Hague, VP developer community and programs at Harman. “We are delighted to see how the developer community takes this tool and uses it to create other pioneering products.”
The Harman Wireless HD Audio SDK is built on and powered by Blackfire Research wireless media technology, under licence from Blackfire.