RTI Announces Two-Way Driver for Fusion Research's Play-Fi Music Server
Control and automation systems manufacturer, RTI, is rolling out a two-way driver for Fusion Research's Play-Fi music server. The driver, developed by Fusion, is intended to allow integrators to incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems.
"End-users desire easy access to their music with the freedom to listen anywhere they want," Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, RTI, said in a statement.
"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. The server is specifically designed for the custom-integration channel and acts as a bridge between automation systems and third-party amplifiers and speakers utilizing Play-Fi technology.
It is meant to enable simple, wired or wireless high-definition music distribution throughout the home by supporting up to six discrete sources - three physical and three Play-Fi.
Play-Fi supports over a dozen streaming apps, including Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and Tune-In, as well as thousands of Internet radio stations and provides iTunes backup and synchronization.
The new driver is also meant to give users an intuitive control interface that allows them to browse through their music options easily, while viewing cover art and song metadata on their RTI controller.
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," Joseph Storm, CEO of Fusion Research, stated.
"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."
The Fusion Play-Fi music server driver is available here on the Fusion website.