URC Total Control, Bose SoundTouch now compatible
A new driver from URC allows Total Control integrators to implement two-way control of a Bose SoundTouch wireless music system. Control can be provided by URC Total Control interfaces including remotes, keypads, touchscreens and mobile apps.
"URC means music lovers get choice," said Cat Toomey, URC's director of marketing. "URC dealers can now offer whole-house music from Bose in addition to other world-leading music brands, including HEOS, Sonos, Fusion, Autonomic, CasaTunes, our own SNP-2 and Deezer (for international markets) with Total Control integration capabilities."
The driver is available free to all URC Authorized dealers by software consulting company Janus Technology.
Other information from the press release:
Discrete preset selection lets the homeowner select music from the URC interface, as well as control volume level, repeat and shuffle status. Comprehensive metadata feedback to the URC interface makes for a rich, compelling user experience, while offering instant synchronization with other applications.
The software module from Janus provides complete integration of multi-room grouping functionality with Bose SoundTouch systems, allowing players to be easily grouped together and controlled simultaneously. An automatic discovery mechanism makes installation a breeze, and an interface designed to mimic the intuitive Bose SoundTouch app provides a familiar experience for homeowners.
A single driver file handles all communications via Ethernet. The following main features are supported:
Discrete preset selection
Multi-room grouping functionality
Transport & volume control
Comprehensive metadata feedback