Cambridge Audio sets up new technology hub

Cambridge Audio NP30

Cambridge Audio is setting up a dedicated technology hub in the city of its birth, Cambridge.

The decision follows a deal with Reciva, the digital technology company that helped Cambridge create the UuVol digital music platform for its NP30 network music player (above) and related apps.

Cambridge Audio will acquire full rights to Reciva's client source code, and three of Reciva's development team have been transferred to the new technology hub.

They join Cambridge Audio's existing 30-strong research and development team, which already includes a core team of software and mobile app developers.

"Today, networked home entertainment is increasingly the way people access their music, TV, radio and more," says a Cambridge Audio spokesman.

"Underpinning this trend, we are now developing a range of digital music platforms which answer consumers' needs, however they rip, store or stream their music collections."

We've just publsihed a full review of the Cambridge Audio NP30 network player in the August issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale now.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.