ATON’s new pre-programmed whole-house “Music & More” system features the company’s new AH66T Multi-Source Multi-Zone Controller and six OLED2 touchpads with full-color graphic control and feedback. With built-in programming to run sources like the iPort Apple dock and Lutron’s RadioRA2 lighting control system, the low-cost multi-room audio solution was designed to allow dealers to rapidly deploy a first-time or add-on audio system with iPod and lighting control capability, the company says.
AH66T is a six-zone multi-room controller that is also “stackable” to two chassis for a 12-zone system
The ATON AH66T features a built-in, RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner plus six additional sources, rated at 60 watts of power per zone with a line level pre-output for subzones.
The controller includes a dedicated IR input for every zone with a full, discrete IR code set for integration. It comes with a full two-way RS232 code set for control via third-party devices where a separate multi-room solution is required.
The system’s six OLED2 in-wall capacitive-touch touchpads include interchangeable faceplates in white, ivory, and almond. The kit also comes with two built-in RS232 ports ready for an iPort iPod dock (or two) metadata ready, or Lutron RadioRA2 lighting control with codes preloaded. The controller is “stackable” to two chassis for a 12-zone system with tuner pre-outputs to share the AM/FM selections between chassis.
The new ATON OLED2 touchpad offers a 2.1-inch display and 15-function hard button layout under a film overlay, creating a double-gang, in-wall product. The display, with its six lines of metadata from two-way sources, provides a detailed view of “Now Playing” information from the tuner and source components such as iPod and optional Sirius Satellite Radio. Each OLED2 comes pre-programmed to control the AH66T, the tuner, and iPort dock for iPods, plus advanced customization with the new SystemWorx software for ATON dealers.
“The AH66T KT offers an unsurpassed out-of-box experience that delivers beyond expectations,” said Paul Starkey, president of ATON Home Systems. “ATON is all about bending traditional categories and this is no exception. Why have just music when you can get so much more? Plus you can complete the system with our musician-voiced Storm Series speakers.”
The AH66T-KT Multi-Source/Zone Controller Kit will be featured at The AVC Group ISE 2011 Stand 1L90. It is available for immediate delivery at a U.S. MSRP of $3,599. The AH66T Controller and OLED2 Touchpad are available separately at U.S. MSRPs of $1,599 and $610. The complete AH66TKT kit ships with the AH66T Multi-Source/Multi-Zone Controller, six OLED2 Touchpads, four IR emitters and talkback emitters, AM and FM antennas, two DB-9 male-to-RJ45 adapters, a DB-9 female-to-null RJ45 adapter, two RJ45 568A CAT cables, a detachable line cord, six four-pin connectors, and a three-pin connector.