Bose Creates SoundTouch Products and API Integrations for Whole-Home Automation

Wireless Systems Use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for Multi-Room Listening
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With millions of people streaming music every day, Bose’s next-generation SoundTouch wireless music systems have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built in for instant music and multi-room listening.

The SoundTouch family of products includes the SoundTouch 10 speaker, SoundTouch 20 and 30 Series III speakers, SoundTouch soundbars and home theater systems, SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, and Virtually Invisible in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. SoundTouch systems can be mixed and matched and "talk" to each other through walls and ceilings, according to the company. 

The new SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier has three aux inputs that can be selected directly within the SoundTouch app, so users can play audio from non-streaming devices, such as TVs and DVD players. With 100 watts per channel, it can also power two pairs of speakers in parallel, such as in-ceiling and in-wall speakers or weatherproof outdoor speakers for patios, balconies, and backyards.

The new Virtually Invisible 791/591 in-ceiling speakers and Virtually Invisible 891/691 in-wall speakers include standard dog-leg clamps and a magnetic grille for easy installation. Every speaker also features a near bezel-less design that blends seamlessly into walls and ceilings, and can be easily painted to blend in with room décor. All speakers include Bose Stereo Everywhere speaker performance to deliver balanced stereo sound over a wide area.

Bose introduced new API integrations for whole-home automation at CEDIA 2015, including Control4, Crestron, Elan g!, URC, and AMX, which join Bose’s existing lineup that includes Key Digital, RTI, Staples Connect, and SmartThings. Now, the most common SoundTouch system functions — volume, play, pause, skip, presets, and zones — can be controlled from within the home automation app, creating a more streamlined experience for homeowners who want everything in one place.