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Sonance/iPort Signs Deal with Russound

Parent company of Sonance provides licensing agreement for iPod integration technology.

San Clemente, CA–Dana Innovations, corporate parent of Sonance and iPort music systems for the iPod, has announced an agreement with Russound to license its unique iPod-integrating technologies.

Were thrilled to be able to be able to share the key enabling technologies of iPort with Russound, said Shawn Sugarman, president of Dana Innovations. Russound is ideally positioned to leverage our organizations proprietary, patented innovations, bringing their benefits to customers in multiroom systems and products that extend our scope in important areas.

Dana Innovations patented iPort concept and technologies encompass docking structures able to accept the full range of Apple iPod models and other handheld audio players, and of delivering full control including audio playback and file selection, throughout a multi-zone audio system. iPorts technology also incorporates hardware and firmware that enable personal computers to integrate iPod control and audio-file transfer via an in-wall dock, integrating and synchronizing the audio system with a Mac or PCs media library. iPort technology is suitable for a wide range of audio and audio/video system concepts, including highly customizable multiroom and whole-house layouts, multiroom AV receivers, and single-room/zone connections.