|Headquarters||Santa Barbara, California|
|No. of locations||4 offices (2014)|
|Products||Sonos Wireless HiFi Music System|
|Native client(s) on||iOS, Android, Windows, Mac|
Sonos is an American consumer electronics company founded in 2002 by John MacFarlane, Craig Shelburne, Tom Cullen and Trung Mai. The company makes a variety of wireless audio products.
Sonos was founded in 2002.
As of December 2013, the company is estimated to have raised $118 million in venture funding, including a $25 million round in December 2013. Its investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Redpoint Ventures and Elevation Partners.
The company offers a wide range of products, including the Sonos Wireless HiFi System creates a dedicated local Sonos network through wireless and/or ethernet connections which allows for the streaming of digital audio to any Sonos device on the network.
Multiple Sonos devices in a single household can connect to each other on a proprietary peer-to-peer synchronous mesh network using AES encryption. This network, known as SonosNet, allows audio to be played simultaneously in separate zones. A single ZonePlayer or ZoneBridge must be wired to a network for access to LAN and Internet audio sources when using this feature, or when creating a 3.1/5.1 surround setup. SonosNet 2.0 integrates MIMO on 802.11n hardware, providing a more robust connection. Sonos does not implement wake-on-wireless technology, instead requiring that every Sonos player or bridge constantly maintains a wireless connection, even when in standby mode or connected by cable. Sonos devices do not have power buttons. The company claims that each speaker consumes between 4 and 8 Watts in idle or standby mode.
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