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RTI Ships Two-Way Driver for Fusion Research’s Play-Fi Music Server

RTI has begun shipping a two-way driver for Fusion Research’s Play-Fi music server.

RTI has begun shipping a two-way driver for Fusion Research’s Play-Fi music server. The new driver, developed by Fusion, allows integrators to incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems, providing their clients with a variety of music options and convenient control of whole-home audio.

“End-users desire easy access to their music with the freedom to listen anywhere they want,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, RTI. “With the Fusion Play-Fi driver, RTI dealers can integrate the Fusion Server into the RTI control system to simplify access to an amazing set of music sources throughout their clients’ home.”

The Play-Fi server combines Fusion’s Ovation music server with DTS’ open platform Play-Fi technology. Specifically designed for the custom-integration channel, the server acts as a bridge between automation systems and third-party amplifiers and speakers utilizing Play-Fi technology. It enables high-definition music distribution either wired or wirelessly throughout the home, supporting up to six discrete sources — three physical and three Play-Fi — in one box. Providing a complete music entertainment hub, Play-Fi supports over a dozen streaming apps, including Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and Tune-In; Internet radio stations; as well as full iTunes backup and synchronization.

With the new Fusion Play-Fi two-way driver, users have a control interface that allows them to browse through their music options while viewing cover art and song metadata on their RTI controller. In addition, users can select the location they want to play music in, control the volume, and make adjustments to any other integrated electronic systems in their home or commercial facility — all from a single RTI user interface.

“Integration with RTI was extremely important to both our dealers and other Play-Fi manufacturer partners,” said Joseph Storm, CEO of Fusion Research. “Developing the Play-Fi two-way driver is another great collaboration with RTI that makes integration simple and fast for the entire Play-Fi open platform system.”