CasaTunes has developed a module for URC’s Total Control home automation system that allows dealers to integrate CasaTunes into a complete URC automated home and control it all seamlessly using URC systems.
URC can now control CasaTunes music streams alongside URC's control for TVs, AV receivers, DVD players, lighting, thermostats, AV, security, and other equipment.
“As a leading force in whole-house control, URC is dedicated to providing superior control products for homes, including multi-room music systems, which are forever growing in popularity,” said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. “Using the free CasaTunes two-way software module with our Total Control line of products makes it fast and easy for dealers to integrate whole-house audio using our highly efficient Accelerator configuration program.”
The new CasaTunes URC Total Control module allows the URC dealer to add up to nine streams of audio using the CasaTunes CT-3S, CT-4S, and CT-8S streamers with URC Total Control systems. The driver supports both one- and two-way commands and supplies metadata and cover art for each stream. Each stream is independent and supplies up to 192 kHz, 24-bit music from built-in music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and others. The customer can also use the CasaTunes streams to listen to iTunes and Windows Media music along with AirPlay streams from iOS devices and other AirPlay sources. A simple-to-use browsing scheme lets the customer easily and quickly find the music to play. CasaTunes Streamers include up to 1000 GB of storage for local music.
“It was a pleasure working with URC to integrate CasaTunes’s Streaming products into the URC world," said Kim Knapp, VP of engineering and design at CasaTunes. "We believe URC dealers are in for a new experience of excellent support and flexibility in streaming audio products."