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ReQuest Updates Serious Play Software

Serious Play 4.6 delivers an exclusive new Classical Mode and makes ReQuests Freedom handheld wireless touchscreen controller available to every ReQuest system owner.
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Ballston Spa, NY--ReQuest has released a version 4.6 update to its Serious Play Media Manager software for the companys full range of music servers, the N.Series, F.Series, and S.Series models, as well as the iQ Intelligent Media Server whole-house system. Serious Play 4.6 delivers improved Media Manager performance, and incorporates several important new capabilities. Most prominently, it delivers an exclusive new Classical Mode and makes ReQuests Freedom handheld wireless touchscreen controller available to every ReQuest system owner.

Serious Play 4.6 adds exciting new options, said VP of sales and marketing, Bill McKiegan. The Freedom wireless controller leverages homeowners existing wireless networks to deliver the full power of ReQuest music management throughout the house, without expensive programming and with amazing ease of use, while Classical Mode adds yet another powerfully useful inducement to draw serious music fans to ReQuest.

In addition to the Freedom touchscreen wireless controller, which runs on Nokias inexpensive N800 handheld tablet, and Classical Mode, a subscription-based system that brings classical music fans and collectors full music-server power and convenience for the very first time, Serious Play 4.6s improvements include:

Improved web server layout with extra columns of data

Additional options for library/playlist sorting by Artist

New "Sort by Last Name" option

New, more complete player controls on web-server page

CD Ripping feedback for existing albums


Several new features are exclusive to the iQ Intelligent Media System:

New song-queuing options: Play Now, Play Next, Play Last, and Add-to-Playlist

Full-keyboard GUI added to the interface of ReQuests TS35 touchscreen controller

Support for three new zone tuners: Marantz ST7001, Russound ST2 AM/FM, and Rotel RT1080

Serious Play 4.6 is included with all new ReQuest server shipments and is available for download to existing installations at no charge, from ReQuests web site, www.request.com.

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