FT. COLLINS, Colo. – (Business Wire) CasaTunes®, a leader in whole house music servers, today announced significant new features to its CasaTunes software, including CasaTunesSync for the Mac, RadioTime® and a new Pronto-based User Interface.
CasaTunesSync for the Mac allows Apple users to synchronize their iTunes® music from any Mac in the home with their CasaTunes Music Server. CasaTunes displays all of the iTunes music in the home as a single music library or as separate libraries for each Mac. Also included in this release is support for playing music from multiple connected iPod® devices, including iPhone®, iPod touch and iPad® devices, without the need to purchase costly and proprietary iPod docking hardware. Regardless of whether the music resides in iTunes, on iPod devices, or both, CasaTunes can play the music throughout the home.
“CasaTunesSync for the Mac synchronizes all iTunes music from one or more Mac’s with the CasaTunes Music Server and complements our existing support for synchronizing iTunes music on Windows,” said David Krinker, CEO of CasaTools. “By combining our ability to play your iTunes and iPod music, with our support for CasaTunes, ChannelVision, Nuvo and Russound systems, we provide our dealers with a wide variety of multi-room audio solutions for Apple centric homeowners.”
The new release of CasaTunes includes support for the popular RadioTime, an Internet radio service with over 60,000 channels of global music, talk, programming, news, events and sports. CasaTunes selected RadioTime because of RadioTime’s large selection of stations throughout the United States and around the world, its comprehensive support for local programming, and the ease with which customers can quickly browse or search for their favorite stations. Through CasaTunes Music Server, each room can play a different RadioTime channel.
“By partnering with CasaTunes, we offer customers access to a wide variety of global radio programming and entertainment,” said Carl Rohling, Vice President of Sales for RadioTime. “By seamlessly integrating RadioTime with CasaTunes multi-room music systems, each family member can enjoy waking up, listening and sleeping to their favorite radio stations throughout the home.”
CasaTunes has also added a new 2-way Pronto interface with integration into the Philips Pronto universal remote controls. Providing many of the same capabilities as the existing CasaTunes browser and iPhone app, support for Pronto provides CasaTunes users with another familiar way to control music throughout the home. The CasaTunes ProntoScript application works with the Philip’s Pronto TSU9400, TSU9600, and TSU9800 programmable remote controls.
CasaTunes has also expanded the feature set to include:
- Configurable music Services where iTunes, Windows Media, iPod, custom internet radio stations, RadioTime and SHOUTcast can be quickly enabled or disabled
- Support for SHOUTcast 2.0
- Controlling CasaTunes over TCP/IP, eliminating serial communications hardware, simplifying installation and providing greater remote access
- Enhanced browser experience for selecting music with faster performance, quicker searches, easier play selections and improved album cover displays
- Integration with tuners including the Arcam T32, Nuvo T2-DAB, and Onkyo/Integra receivers that support the Integra Serial Control Protocol (ISCP)
CasaTunes multi-room music systems offers a variety of complete hardware/software solutions with its line of CasaTunes Music Servers for homes starting at 6 rooms up to 48-room installations. CasaTunesSync for the Mac comes as part of the CasaTunes software. Version 2.7 of the CasaTunes software is included with CasaTunes music servers, or can be purchased separately for $399.
CasaTunes designs multi-room audio software and hardware solutions for Microsoft Windows Media Center and networked PC environments, allowing users to control and listen to music throughout the home. Its flagship product line, CasaTunes, is currently available through a network of sales partners. Founded in 2006, CasaTunes is a privately held entity headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado with offices in Florida. Visit www.casatunes.com for more information.
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