Niles Ships Second Generation iPod Solutions

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Niles Audio is now shipping the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 iPod Integration Module, plus two new iWARE connectivity solutions for iPod: the SmartDock2 Docking Station and the ES2 Wall Mount Extender System.

These three new products provide compatibility with all of the latest iPod devices, supporting Apple’s new iPod charging circuitry, making the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2, the SmartDock2, and the ES2 fully compatible with all new-generation iPods. In addition to this enhanced functionality, the two new iWARE products, the SmartDock2 and the ES2, are now fully compatible with the ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver.

“The iPod is the most popular music source for our distributed audio systems, so it’s important that we provide compatibility with Apple’s latest offerings,” Niles president, Frank Sterns, said. “With the introduction of these three new products, Niles again demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with up-to-date solutions. The iPod has evolved, and Niles’ connectivity solutions have evolved along with it.”

The SmartDock2 is an iPod docking/charging station designed to switch iPod connections between iTunes operating on a PC, and Niles MultiZone systems. It also keeps the iPod charged. The ES2 Wall Mount Extender System enables the user to locate the iPod that’s connected to the system virtually anywhere in the home, while preserving the signal quality and the iPod menu system. It utilizes balanced/differential audio to maintain audio quality and to reject noise and hum pickup.

The third new product is the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 iPod Integration Module: a new IntelliControl ICS source card that, like the SmartDock2 and ES2, addresses new-generation iPod compatibility issues. The IM-iCARD2 also integrates exclusively with the SmartDock2 and ES2, to provide system designers and installers with a complete IntelliControl ICS iPod solution.

The SmartDock2 and the ES2 each retail for $149.95. The IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 retails for $249.95.

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