Loveland, CO–Colorado vNet has begun shipping its Distributed Digital Audio System.
At the heart of the system is an LCD touchscreen interface with a built-in sensor to adjust backlight to ambient light levels. Designed for simplicity, all family members can select and operate virtually any CE playback devices from cassette decks to CD players through the attractive GUI. All major playback and source selection functions are compatible.
Each zone features one touchscreen amplifier with a 70-watt digital amplifier (35-watts per channel), and each source requires one advanced audio encoder. Eliminating the need for complicated wiring, remotes, and portable players, Colorado vNet audio encoders convert digital and analog sources to an IP-based Ethernet compatible format.
Colorado vNets individual zone configuration was designed to complement all room configurations, according to the company. Whether installed flush against the wall, or discreetly positioned behind the door, Colorado vNet units can be added and installed on existing audio, CAT5, and A-Bus wiring. A key goal was to ensure that integrators did not have to be computer experts, so the system offers plug-and-play convenience anywhere with network jack access and a speaker set-up. To enhance flexibility the touchscreen can be electronically inverted to permit a touchscreen amplifier to flip for right or left mounting by door frames with closely installed single gang j-boxes.
Colorado vNet Distributed Digital Audio System is composed of five basic components: a Consumer Electronics (CE) device, an audio encoder (GAE1-1), an Ethernet switch, a touchscreen amplifier (GTA1-70), and a set of speakers.
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