CasaTunes today announced a partnership with HDL, a global company that manufactures customized building automation products. When the CasaTunes Line of Multi-Mode Music Servers are combined with the HDL range of Buspro automation solutions, both residential and commercial customers receive an optimized audio and automation experience. The HDL Automation Driver for CasaTunes allows dealers to design in CasaTunes systems to control and supply music to the HDL Buspro Automation Solutions.
“Music forms the soundtrack to our lives. With HDL and CasaTunes, homeowners can completely incorporate any soundtrack into their home,” said James Zeng, the vice president of HDL. “The integration of CasaTunes with HDL Automation lets our dealers and distributors have a great whole house audio option to offer their clients with an enhanced interactive user experience.”
In addition to music, HDL Residential Automation Solutions can control a homeowners’ lighting, heating, curtains and more through a range of wall switches and for remote-control through a smart-phone and tablet app. The HDL system is designed to be hidden from view, while the control panels come in a variety of colors, styles, and finishes to fit any contemporary decor.
The system can even be programmed to ‘follow’ a user as they move through different rooms. The system can also be integrated with the security solutions so when the homeowner is away and a sensor is tripped ‘active home sounds’ are played to give the illusion someone is there.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for dealers to add CasaTunes and our integration with HDL Automation allows dealers to include CasaTunes with home automation and control installations,” said Steve Guerra, VP sales of CasaTunes. “Also, our driver makes it easy for homeowners to play and listen to music throughout the house using the familiar HDL Automation interface devices.”
All music servers include CasaTunes QuickSync, CasaTunes Air, Audiophile, and Hi-Fidelity CD quality music. CasaTunes QuickSync quickly discovers, indexes and plays networked music residing on any PC, Mac or storage device. CasaTunes Air enables streaming of any music service from the native app on any iPhone or iPad.
With CasaTunes multi-mode music servers, homeowners can listen to a music collection stored on networked Macs, PCs, and network attached storage devices as well as listen to Internet radio and music services. Listening to music is as simple as choosing the room and then browsing or searching songs by album, artist, genre, or playlist. When setup in System or System Controller Modes schedules can even be created for falling asleep or waking up to a favorite playlist.