New RTI Driver Connects, Manages, and Controls Streaming Music Capabilities on BluOS-enabled Devices Across the Connected Home
RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced a new two-way driver for the full portfolio of BluOS™-enabled devices from Bluesound and NAD Electronics, the leaders in wireless hi-res, multi-room music systems. Developed by Lenbrook, the parent company of Bluesound and NAD, the new driver seamlessly incorporates the BluOS sonic streaming experience into RTI’s powerful automation and control ecosystem.
“We are very pleased to announce the integration of the BluOS wireless audio solution into the RTI ecosystem,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas, RTI. “This combination allows RTI dealers to give their clients a true high-resolution audio experience in every room, but also makes it easy and accessible enough for every member of the family to use.”
BluOS is the operating system that powers select NAD devices and all Bluesound Players. The proprietary system allows any BluOS-enabled device to connect to a home Wi-Fi network to access many popular streaming music services or a networked library of music. The music can then be “sent” to one or many BluOS devices, even if the devices are located in different rooms of a home. The two-way driver allows integrators to connect, manage, and control an entire BluOS networked music system in a connected home through a single RTI user interface. The driver supports automatic discovery of players; presets, queue, and individual streaming service browsing; metadata retrieval; analog and optical inputs; music player controls; switching between the RTiPanel and BluOS Controller Apps; and player grouping.
“RTI customers can now enjoy the true fidelity of high-resolution audio with BluOS and its exceptional sonic performance,” said Scott Wicks, Community Relations Lead at Lenbrook, the developers of BluOS. “Developing the RTI two-way driver for Bluesound is a natural fusion of our streaming and music management innovation with RTI’s expertise in control. Together, they deliver exactly what our dealers and partners look for when connecting to streaming music services while providing many options for locally stored content.”