Bluesound brings a complete, affordable, multi-room audio solution to the Control4® community.
Pickering, Ontario, Canada October 8, 2015 — BLUESOUND, the first wireless digital multi-room music system to fully support high-resolution audio, today announced their entire line-up of multi-room wireless streaming digital music players are now Control4® certified. All Bluesound Players have passed interoperability tests to ensure BluOS-enabled products integrate seamlessly with Control4® home automation systems. BluOS™ functions and controls can now be operated through Control4’s Media Service Proxy (MSP) protocol from any of Control4’s control interfaces including Touch Screens, SR-250 and SR-260 Remote Controls, wireless keypads and mobile devices using the Control4 app. Feedback includes rich metadata support for the Touch Screens and Remotes showing artist and song with full color album cover art.
The new drivers, available in Control4’s Online Driver Database, will allow custom integrators and retailers to offer intuitive, innovative music experiences, and custom control applications that integrate with Bluesound’s proprietary BluOS™ operating system. Other BluOS™ enabled products from sister brands, NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers, will also be certified as they become available.
“Control4 customers can now enjoy the true fidelity of high-resolution audio with Bluesound’s exceptional sonic performance,” stated Bluesound’s Chief Brand Officer, John Banks. “Bluesound also brings access to the best streaming music services while providing many options for locally stored content. The Bluesound brand is an especially good fit with Control4, and we are pleased to reach this milestone.”
“Control4 has long held the view that in order to drive home automation adoption, then everything in the home must work together,” said Noel Gouff, Senior Director of Control4 Business Development. “Control4 Certified products improve the user experience of home theaters, multi-room music, lighting, temperature control, energy management, and security by improving both compatibility and functionality before installation. We are pleased to add Bluesound to our esteemed list of partner brands.”
Bluesound’s Control4® drivers are available today to home integrators and retailers interested in integrating Bluesound’s BluOS-enabled products into Control4® automation systems. Download the certified Bluesound driver from the Control4 Portal for programming.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, audio, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home-automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4’s consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4’s solution, which is available through more than 3,400 dealers, retail outlets, and distributors in over 90 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and passionate music lovers who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders pioneered HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless digital audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-life music experience possible. It is the first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support High Res Audio with an extraordinary audiophile-grade feature-set that all music lovers will appreciate.
Bluesound is not just another computer company. Bluesound is all about sound.
For more information visit: www.bluesound.com