Russound has released an update for its DMS-3.1 Digital Media Streamer that enables support of Apple’s AirPlay.
AirPlay provides the ability to send music content from iTunes on a Mac or PC, and from iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to the Digital Media Streamer for playback.
“The Digital Media Streamer is a perfect addition to our award-winning C- Series Multi-room audio system,” said Charlie Porritt, Russound’s CEO. “And with AirPlay, it’s even more compelling. Systems integrators can easily add AirPlay capabilities to any C-Series installation and provide their customers outstanding value.”
With AirPlay, any audio content currently playing on a compatible Apple product can be wirelessly pushed to the Digital Media Streamer for playback through the multi-room audio system with all the metadata going with it. Party guests can now easily play their favorite music through the host’s music system — they simply connect to the wireless network, press the AirPlay icon on their device and select the DMS-3.1 as the destination. The music automatically starts playing through the multi-room audio system.
AirPlay is enabled in all DMS-3.1 Digital Media Streamers shipping after November 1. Russound dealers and installers can easily update their customers’ existing DMS 3.1 Digital Media Streamers at no charge by installing the new firmware. AirPlay works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later, or Mac and PC with iTunes 10.1 or later.