ClearOne to Unveil Four NetStreams Products This Week at CEDIA Home Technology Expo
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — ClearOne (Nasdaq: CLRO) (www.clearone.com), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, announced it is introducing four new products for its DigiLinX(TM) A/V and Musica(TM) audio distribution systems at the CEDIA Expo trade show this week in Atlanta. The products include hardware and software for increased connectively with iPodÃ‚®, iPhoneÃ‚® and iPadÃ‚®; an IP-based network music player that can find and play audio files from any source on a home network and Internet streams and services; and a new DigiLinX in-wall touch panel with a built-in 2×50-watt digital audio amplifier and intercom microphone. The CEDIA Expo, for professionals in home technology system design and installation, opens at the World Congress Center on Thursday, Sept. 23. NetStreamsÃ‚® is exhibiting in Booth 2606.
ClearOneÃ‚®, based here, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media, connectivity, and distribution systems for audio, video, PC, and web applications. It markets commercial market products under the ClearOne brand and residential products under NetStreams.
“Residential dealers want systems that give customers the greatest connectivity and integration with their preferred devices and music resources,” said Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne President and CEO. “Our primary product launches at CEDIA this year are directed to addressing that. This will be a strong show for NetStreams. I will be attending the show for one day of meetings.”
“The reasons for choosing fully IP-based networks for home entertainment gets more compelling every year,” Michael Braithwaite, Senior Vice President of Technology at ClearOne. “For example, our IP architecture makes it easier for us to integrate with more devices, including phones or tablets with WiFi. Our platform is the most accessible. Whatever device a customer wants to use as a source or controller for his system, it can’t get any easier for a dealer than doing it with NetStreams.”
Braithwaite provided an overview on the products being launched at the CEDIA Expo. The new Anthology(TM) IP-Based Network Music Player leverages the existing home network to bring the convenience of Internet radio and multiple streams of audio over the DigiLinX Network. The Anthology automatically scans for music stored on network attached storage devices and on PC’s. With the flexibility and power of a StreamNetÃ‚® connected network, homeowners can stream music to any room in the house. The Anthology can tune into thousands of stations of music, news, talk radio, and sports. Streaming internet radio, personal audio files or online services like Pandora and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
The new DigiLinX(TM) IPD100 iPod Dock easily connects the popular iPodÃ‚® music device to the NetStreams DigiLinX system to become an integral part of a multi-room audio system. The IPD100 also charges the iPod battery and provides control of iPod playback via the DigiLinX system. Once an iPod is placed in the IPD100, the music library on the iPod is quickly and easy be searched by genre, playlist, album, artist or individual song title from any location in the home with a DigiLinX controller, including in-wall touch screens or wireless remotes. The dock connects to the DigiLinX multi-room AV system with an audio connection directly to a SpeakerLinX local input port and is controlled via the DigiLinX Ethernet network.
The new Musica(TM) MU5066 Audio Distribution Center is the core of the Musica Multi-Room Audio system. It now includes control options for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and features four (4) global source inputs, up to 18 local sources and up to 18 Digital FM Tuners (Digital FM tuner required, sold separately) and Bluetooth Support with our new BP-500 BluePort interface that will enable any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, pad or laptop to wirelessly stream digital music into any room or the whole house. The robust MU5066 can distribute audio from six (6) to 18 rooms (with added ADCs) and features NetStreams’ proprietary Shhh! Technology for music-to-sleep mode. Each Musica MU5066KP keypad includes a 5-band graphic equalizer, the ability to turn all room on/off, and up to 48 macro functions. The Musica system utilizes the Burr-Brown(TM) 192kHz digital-to-analog converters for the highest quality sound possible.
The new TouchLinX TLA250 IP-Based Control Pad & Stereo Amplifier for the DigiLinX system features a 2×50 watt amplifier, built-in microphone, and built-in Internet radio. Each TLA250 is capable of supporting 2 Channels at 50 watts per channel at 4 ohms and contains the hardware and software required to take TCP/IP audio packets, convert them back to audio and amplify the signal for each zone. By decentralizing the amplifier, the TLA250 can be placed closer to the loudspeaker, minimizing signal loss normally caused by long cable runs between the amplifier and speakers; thus creating better sound from smaller amplifiers. The built-in microphone allows any zone to become part of the DigiLinX IP Intercom system for monitoring, paging, or two-way intercom sessions. Also built into the TLA250 is a 4-band graphic equalizer and an OLED display capable of displaying white text on a black background.
ClearOne is a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media and connectivity systems for audio, video, and web applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of our advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life through better communication, education, and entertainment.
NetStreams, recently acquired by ClearOne, delivers the ultimate IP A/V experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams’ products offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream incorporating industry standards, NetStreams’ newly patented StreamNet(R) solutions are a smart investment, enabling the Power of AV over IP(TM) – today.
NetStreams’ StreamNet technology provides elegant solutions for streaming media & control applications such as digital signage, distribution of HD video and audio, LAN Cloud Matrix Switching(TM), and audio paging over data networks.
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