CasaTunes has released the CasaTunes CT-1and CT-2 multi-mode music servers. Starting at $595, these music servers include CasaTunes QuickSync, CasaTunes Air, hi-fidelity sound quality, and home automation control systems integration.
“Many of our dealers have been asking for a compact, cost-effective one or two stream system, with all the functionality and flexibility provided with our existing CasaTunes solutions,” said Steve Guerra, VP of sales at CasaTunes. “It is music any way the homeowner wants it, from streaming Internet radio and music services to playing their own music, yet at a very affordable price point.”
As a multi-mode music server, the CT-1 and CT-2 can be configured to operate in system mode, system controller mode, or multi-stream player mode. In system mode, CasaTunes server connects to any amplifier, and with the addition of speakers and optional keypads, provides a complete multi-room audio system. In system controller mode, the CT-1 and CT-2 provide one or two streams of music and seamless control of many popular third-party audio distribution systems from Audio Authority, Channel Vision, Leviton, Knoll, NuVo, RTI, Russound, and SpeakerCraft. Finally, when configured in multi-stream player mode, CasaTunes provides full integration with popular home automation systems such as Control4, RTI, URC, and KeyDigital Compass Control. When used in system or system controller modes, the server can be controlled with the CasaTunes iOS and Android apps.
CasaTunes QuickSync discovers, indexes, and plays networked music residing on any PC, Mac, or storage device. CasaTunes Air enables streaming of any music service from the native app on any iPhone or iPad.
With CasaTunes on the CT-1 and CT-2, homeowners can listen to a music collection stored on networked Macs and PCs, as well as listen to various Internet radio and music services. Listening to music is as simple as choosing the room and then browsing or searching songs by album, artist, genre, or playlist. When setup in system or system controller modes schedules can even be created for falling asleep or waking up to a favorite playlist.