CasaTunes now supports larger installs via RTI integration
Thsi new development comes as CasaTunes releases an update to its main CasaTunes server control software and its multi-room audio driver for RTI systems. Specifically, CasaTunes servers can now control multiple RTI audio distribution switches without needing a "multitude" of serial cables.
“[O]ur goal is to offer support for the solutions our dealers are using and the reason why we refer to ourselves as the 'Swiss Army Knife' of whole house audio,” said CasaTunes' Kim Knapp in a press release. “CasaTunes continues to work with and seek input from RTI dealers to improve CasaTunes’ support of RTI home control systems.”
More info from the press release:
In order to control the CasaTunes RTI system for multiple combinations of room groups and up to 10 wireless rooms using AirPlay in an RTI control environment, CasaTunes expanded the functionality of the CasaTunes RTI driver. Large systems can be assembled using any of CasaTunes’ Multi-room Music Streamer/Controllers and multiple AD-8X matrix switch/amplifiers. This can all be controlled by one CasaTunes driver without the need for a separate AD-64 driver, simplifying RTI dealer’s designs. The updated CasaTunes control software and the updated RTI driver can both be found at www.CasaTunes.com/downloads.
Additional features requested by dealers includes functions to Mute all, un-Mute all or toggle the Mute of all rooms with one command and change the volume in all rooms in sync by a variable amount. CasaTunes also added a variable that returns the currently playing music service in any source (stream) and added new events to announce when sources are changed in a room and when any streams are paused or start playing.