Mad Catz® Selects CSR® aptX® Low Latency Codec for Use in Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Devices

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Mad Catz®Selects CSR®aptX®Low Latency Codec for Use in Bluetooth®Wireless Audio Devices

Breakthrough Codec Produces High Quality Wireless Audio and Ultra Low Latency Over Bluetooth


SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today an agreement with CSR which will enable the Company to utilize the state-of-the-art aptXLow Latency codec across a new range of GameSmart wireless Bluetooth products.

Although standard Bluetooth technology can be used to stream stereo audio wirelessly from mobile handsets, tablets and other audio entertainment devices to headphones, headsets and speakers its inherent delay is not suitable for video or gaming applications. CSR aptX Low Latency technology is designed to solve this problem as well as delivering high quality audio, enabling Bluetooth to be used for a variety of audio-visual and gaming applications.

"Gamers have responded enthusiastically to the wide compatibility promised by or GameSmart initiative, however, we feel it imperative that quality is not sacrificed for convenience." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "The new aptX Low Latency codec will allow us to deliver ultra-low latency and high quality audio across the Bluetooth standard, essential for gaming headsets."

Additional information available at: www.madcatz.com/gamesmart/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.

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