URC announced that its SNP-1 Streaming Network Player is now shipping.
With this announcement, all of the core components of URC’s Total Control whole-house, IP-based control system are available to certified URC Total Control dealers and their customers.
The new streaming network player allows users in a Total Control system to access music services like Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM and internet radio stations through any number of easy-to-use URC interfaces, including Total Control remotes, touchscreens and in-wall keypads. In addition to its music search capabilities, the URC streaming network player, together with URC’s amplifiers, provides music in its native, uncompressed format, and audio is synchronized throughout the home for the optimum listening experience.
By combining the SNP-1 with URC’s PSX-2 iPod dock and the customer’s third-party digital and analog audio source components, the Total Control system enables users to play any of their music sources in any room with the touch of a button. Because the SNP-1, like all Total Control components, is IP-based, it can sit anywhere on the customer’s home network.
The SNP-1 joins numerous other products that together comprise a comprehensive home control system. The other core components of Total Control are: the MRX-10 Advanced Network System Controller; the DMS-1200 Multi-Zone Network Amplifier; and control devices.
“With the release of the SNP-1, Total Control is officially here,” said Doug Cole, URC’s senior vice president and general manager. “We’ve run our Total Control products through intensive alpha and beta tests, both internally and with select dealers, to ensure that they are just as rock-solid as the URC remote controls that led us to the top of custom installation industry. And we’re not done. We’ll be continually adding new Total Control user interfaces, such as an iPad/iPhone app.”