Core Brands, a Nortek Company, to Leverage DTS Play-Fi in Next Generation Whole Home Audio

  Core Brands, a Nortek Company, to Leverage DTS Play-Fi in Next Generation
  Whole Home Audio

 New Products from Core Brands to Leverage DTS Play-Fi™ Technology in Support
  of Pioneering Speaker Brands Speakercraft®, Niles®, Proficient® and others


Business Wire

PETALUMA, Calif. & CALABASAS, Calif. -- September 20, 2013

Core Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTK), a premier
provider of smart technologies for the connected home and office, and DTS
(Nasdaq:DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, today announced
they are collaborating to deliver robust, modular whole-home systems based on
Play-Fi technology creating a next-generation audio streaming experience for
new and currently installed architectural and wired speakers. New products
from Core Brands will specifically serve the custom installer market with
high-value offerings that enable wireless music streaming to new and existing
Core Brands speaker product lines, and even those of its competitors.

“We are pleased to collaborate with DTS to enable next-generation whole-home,
multi-room wireless streaming over WiFi networks based on Play-Fi technology,
for superior truly lossless audio,” said Brett Faulk, executive director
strategic products for Core Brands. “We will be offering our new Smart-Audio
platform as both an upgrade experience to the hundreds of millions of
currently installed architectural speakers, as well as new speaker

"We believe Core Brands’ Play-Fi enabled platform combines our two companies’
expertise in the audio space, and out of this will come products that
transform the way audio is professionally installed in the home,” said Brian
Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer, DTS. “We are
excited to be leveraging the market footprint and end-to-end portfolio of
smart home solutions from Core Brands, to enable next generation Play-Fi
wireless audio in homes around the world.”

Core Brands will be demonstrating this next generation technology at CEDIA
2013 booth 1120 beginning September 26^th.

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting,
engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more
than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy
as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory
audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in
enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms
of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer
devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS strengthens its position as a
leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network
entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media
players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart
phones, surround music content, and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™
discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas,
California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington,
China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. For further information, please visit DTS, the Symbol,
and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All
other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2013 DTS,
Inc. All rights reserved.

About Core Brands, LLC

Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands, LLC is a company within
the Technology Solutions Segment of Nortek, Inc. Core Brands combines the
product and marketing strengths of twelve iconic audio, power management and
control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®,
ELAN®, Emphasys®, Furman®, Korus ®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®,
SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands. Core Brands has more than 190
years of combined experience in the consumer, commercial and professional
markets and over 4,300 direct customer accounts in multiple distribution
channels in the United States and around the world. For further information,

About Nortek, Inc.

Nortek (Nasdaq:NTK) is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading
brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative,
technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and
at work. The Company's broad array of offerings includes audio/video and
security solutions, digital display mounting solutions, ventilation products
such as range hoods and bathroom fans, heating and cooling products, and air
management systems. For further information, visit


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