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BluOS Driver Updates for Home Control Systems Now Available

Integrators using RTI, ELAN, Control4, Crestron, and KNX will be able to take advantage of a new series of functions and features.

BluOS, the wireless multi-room music management platform by Lenbrook International, has released driver updates for several home control systems. Integrators using RTI, ELAN, Control4, Crestron, and KNX will be able to take advantage of a new series of functions and features with these updated drivers.

ELAN – Now Available: Version 1.6.2 of the ELAN driver now allows for easy player discovery and player grouping, two of the most requested features by ELAN integrators. This major update simplifies the set-up process for dealers and offers an even more complete user experience through the Elan UI.

Crestron – Now Available: A new unified driver for Crestron — combining the features and functions of the previous Crestron Media Player and the native SIMPL integration — is now available for download as version 1.5.0. With integration support for the full range of Crestron interfaces, the driver includes discrete input selection and improved media browsing logic, while also allowing Crestron Programmers to create a BluOS UI of their own for demanding system designs.

Control4 – Now Available: Increased customization is now possible with the latest BluOS driver for Control4. Integrators can take advantage of the “Global Line In” driver to expand system design possibilities, while the “Player” driver has been improved with the ability to rename devices and groups for quick customization and setup.

RTINow Available: The RTI driver version 2.28 offers greatly enhanced user experience, supporting album art while browsing, as well as the addition of preset icons that make access to content quicker and easier. Playlists can also be deleted without leaving the RTI interface.

KNX: The KNX control system will receive new BluOS functions and features via third-party visualization servers and IP gateways.

  • KNX via Gira — BluOS welcomes Gira to the BluOS x KNX ecosystem. Gira debuts its new BluOS plugin for the Gira X1 server, which will allow playback and volume control, as well as preset selection from any KNX keypad. Now Playing information like track name and artist will also be available through the Gira Smart Home app and the G1 keypad.
  • KNX via Bab Technologie — The first to create a gateway between BluOS and KNX keypads, Bab Technologie will launch its new “Pro” version of the Bluesound Connect app. This version will support more players and automatic player discovery, improving versatility and ease of deployment. From any KNX keypad, the driver will also control playback and volume, as well as preset selection, for ease of use for end customers.

Rako Controls: U.K. lighting brand Rako Controls joins the BluOS third-party app developer network. Integrating with Rako via its Hub, BluOS devices can now be controlled by a Rako wall panel for playback, volume, and preset selections.

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