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Sonos, RTI Give Wireless Control to AV Integrators

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has developed a new two-way driver for simpler control and feedback of Sonos wireless music players.
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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has developed a new two-way driver for simpler control and feedback of Sonos wireless music players. Free for RTI dealers, the driver can be used by integrators and end users to select songs, store favorite songs, and adjust audio settings on up to 16 media players from a single page of an RTI user interface. 

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RTI's two-way driver provides simpler control and feedback of Sonos wireless music players.

The new two-way driver helps RTI broaden its audience by allowing RTI processors to directly control audio functions on one of the world's most widely used streaming audio solutions, in Sonos.

Installers can implement the new solution without licensing or instance expenses, resulting in a cost-effective product for wireless residential audio installations. With capabilities such as transport and volume control of up to 16 media players on a single screen, the driver easily scales to fit the scope of larger-sized installations, furthering the cost advantages. The new technology offers other robust capabilities including music player grouping on-the-fly and the ability to listen to external audio sources plugged into a player on any other player in the Sonos system.

To support quick and easy access to favorite media, RTI's driver makes all of the favorites stored on the Sonos system available through a constantly updated, dynamic two-way scrolling list. In addition, a series of feedback variables allow integrators to create buttons easily to indicate media titles, descriptions, and artwork for up to 20 stored favorites. These buttons are automatically updated as lists evolve to create a streamlined approach to audio asset management. A series of preset buttons also allows favorites to be updated by the end user at any time and on any RTI interface in the system.

"Sonos audio devices have become extremely popular worldwide," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "By developing a two-way driver that easily integrates the Sonos system into the RTI control platform, integrators can now offer more intuitive control, easy player grouping, and powerful music management. Even better, we are extremely happy to provide our dealer base with a cost-effective audio solution for their clients by offering this driver free of charge."'

The two-way driver for Sonos is available now on RTI's website.

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