Illustration: From visual to auditory input when gaming. EPOS, part of Demant A/S, is a member of Bluetooth SIG defining the gaming specs standards in the future, aiming to get the lowest latency possible. GTW 270 utilizes aptX for true wireless gaming.
As the most recent addition to our wireless range, the H3 PRO Hybrid, benefits from our very latest custom EPOS wireless solution, enabling a proprietary low latency connection between dongle and headset that can be used for gaming on the go for both game audio and voice communication at the same time.
The future of Bluetooth and low latency gaming
At EPOS, we are always pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver the best possible results for the gamers who use our products. We are proud members of the Bluetooth SIG, helping define the wireless gaming specifications of the future, and the Bluetooth LE Audio standard introduces a host of new features which will enable many improvements to wireless audio for gaming. LE refers to the new “Low Energy” Bluetooth radio standard, which not only offers improvements in terms of energy consumption but also adds many other features made possible by these efficiency gains.
For example, LE Audio will enable excellent low latency performance while maintaining battery life and broad compatibility across devices that support the new standard. Significantly, this can be achieved while supporting multiple audio streams across multiple devices in both directions. For example, as a gamer you could enjoy ultra-low latency wireless audio to your headset from your gaming console or PC, while chatting with your friends via your smartphone, both devices simultaneously connected to the same headset.
Alternatively, you and a friend might both be playing a multiplayer game in the lounge while there’s a baby asleep in an adjacent room. When playing on a console supporting Bluetooth LE Audio’s new broadcast feature, you can both receive the same audio from the game into your own headsets, while also being able to voice chat individually through the game’s communication system with friends playing in a different location.
While wired connections still deliver the highest possible performance, many gamers are looking for more flexibility, some of which can only be delivered wirelessly. At EPOS, we are focused on delivering the best possible solutions for as many use cases as possible. Through our own Research and Development program, and as active participants in industry groups such as the Bluetooth SIG, EPOS not only uses cutting edge technologies but has a hand in creating and defining what they can deliver in the future.