A new tier of smart home control that lets you quickly and easily control music around the home with the iPort Surface Mount with Buttons.
ISE 2018, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 – Lenbrook International, developer of the BluOS wireless hi-res audio streaming technology, today announced their integration partnership with iPort and support for the iPort Surface Mount with Buttons. Built into the next BluOS software release, the iPort integration will provide simple and direct access to key music functions including play/pause, track forward, volume control, and the ability to toggle through BluOS presets.
The iPort Surface Mount with Buttons brings the richness of the BluOS app together with hard-button controls to create one, elegant command center for your music. Easy to install, easy to connect, and easy to operate, BluOS’ integration with iPort reinforces the trend of the accessible smart home. Using an iPad, the Surface Mount connects directly with BluOS enabled speakers and systems via Direct IP. Additionally, the Surface Mount can be fully programmed to work as the main controller in popular control systems including Crestron, Control4, ELAN, RTI, and URC.
“You should be able to move freely through a connected home and always have direct control of your music, and that’s what iPort brings to the BluOS ecosystem,” said Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “We are excited that these controllers and remotes bring a new tier of home integration to BluOS, letting homeowners control their music with a touch of a button from anywhere in the home.”
This integration and partnership also lay the groundwork for future support of iPort’s xPRESS Audio Keypad. The xPRESS Audio Keypad is wireless, battery powered, and can be easily installed on any wall or magnetic surface and used as a convenient hand-held remote. Set up is simple with the iPort Connect App for iOS, making it easy to connect to BluOS enabled devices via Wi-Fi, and giving users quick access to the critical functions of their music system. Support for the xPRESS Audio Keypad will follow later in 2018.
Custom installers, dealers, and homeowners can enjoy this integration later this month by upgrading to the next version of BluOS software and the latest apps for smartphone, tablet, and desktop. For more BluOS CI drivers and utilities, go to bluesound.com/downloads or visit nadelectronics.com and search for the BluOS enabled product.
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BluOS is a premium multi-room audio ecosystem that manages stored and cloud music sources and playback, with support for high-resolution audio streams up to 24/192. Adopted by some of the most renowned hifi audio brands and integrated with numerous smart home control systems, BluOS allows for interoperability among enabled devices across brands for maximum versatility and use cases. Integrations with popular streaming music services like Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, as well as featuring support for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high-resolution formats and codecs, BluOS offers virtually unlimited access to music of all genres for any occasion. Made up of an operating system and a control application for smart phones, tablets, and PC desktops, BluOS is the ultimate choice for the modern audiophile. For more information visit www.bluos.net
iPort is a group of technology enthusiasts, designers and engineers with the focus of creating products that enhance the user experience of the connected home. The xPress Audio Keypad joins a suite of products that includes LaunchPort: the world’s first wireless magnetic charging mount for iPad and Surface Mount: the elegant on-wall iPad mount with programmable IP buttons.