AirPlay Comes to Multi-Room Audio Systems

Multi-room-audio supplier CasaTunes is integrating Apple AirPlay technology into its next-generation music servers to deliver music through a combination of custom-installed wired speakers, wireless AirPlay speakers, and other AirPlay-equipped devices.
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Multi-room-audio supplier CasaTunes is integrating Apple AirPlay technology into its next-generation music servers to deliver music through a combination of custom-installed wired speakers, wireless AirPlay speakers, and other AirPlay-equipped devices.

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CasaTunes music servers equipped with CasaTunes Air technology direct music to wired custom-installed speakers, wireless AirPlay speakers and other AirPlay-enabled devices.

CasaTunes music servers equipped with CasaTunes Air technology direct music to wired custom-installed speakers, wireless AirPlay speakers and other AirPlay-enabled devices.

For music sources, the company's music servers still use hard drives, embedded Internet radio apps, and a connected external source such as a satellite-radio tuner, but with newly developed CasaTunes Air technology, the servers add AirPlay-enabled mobile devices and iTunes-equipped computers as music sources. No matter what the source, music is directed to wired custom-installed speakers, wireless AirPlay speakers, and other AirPlay-enabled devices such as AppleTV and Apple's wireless AirPort Express.

CasaTunes president David Krinker likened CasaTunes Air technology in the new servers to "an intelligent switch for Apple AirPlay."

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