Fusion Research Adds New Crestron Music Server Driver The Driver Utilizes Crestron’s SmartObject Media Player InterfaceBy RS Staff Published: January 17, 2018 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Fusion Research has a Crestron-approved free music server driver that utilizes Crestron’s SmartObject Media Player interface as well as their recently released Generic Media Server Symbol. This driver is available for use on all of Fusion’s Summit music servers, first introduced in August 2016. Fusion’s current line-up of audiophile-grade music servers include the Solo, a single-source piece with a Burr-Brown DAC for $499 and the Duet, a 1U rack-mountable two-source piece at $799. Music services include Spotify, Pandora, Tune-in, the commercial music service Sound Machine and soon, SiriusXM. Fusion also features AirPlay and automatic iTunes integration that synchronizes and backs up the client’s iTunes collections onto any USB hard drive attached to the music server. “Having Fusion’s line of music servers available for easy integration into Crestron systems is great for our dealers,” said Crestron’s Robert Bavolacco, manager, partner programs. “Their products are sold only through the integration channel and it gives our dealers yet another quality choice when meeting their customer’s music requirements.” While Fusion was creating this driver, they also completed a driver for their DVD and Blu-ray archive movie server line starting at $2999 MSRP. “Crestron approached us and asked us to work with them on a driver for their system,” said Ingo Schmoldt, vice president of sales, Fusion Research, “…we’ve long felt that seamless Crestron integration is vital to our future, especially with our new commercial music service. Crestron dealers represent some of the best installations in the market and now they can use our servers to meet their client’s needs.” Creston dealers can take advantage of deeply discounted showroom demo samples by visiting www.fusionrd.com/crestron SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.