URC and BlueOS Partner to Deliver Premium Audio Distribution Control

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Industry Leaders Develop Feature Rich Integration Module for Music Listening Flexibility

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URC’s BluOS Music Player Two-Way Module “Now Playing” Screen

“We are very pleased to partner with BluOS to help residential and commercial consumers enjoy the benefits of superior audio distribution via our Total Control system,” stated Mr. Lars Granoe, URC’s Vice President of Product.

URC, a global leader in smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications, and Lenbrook International, developers of the BluOS® music management and operating system and parent company of Bluesound and NAD Electronics, announced today a new phase of collaboration in smart home technology.

Starting immediately URC and BluOS have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s award-winning residential and commercial automation platform, and BluOS. This collaboration allows seamless control of high-definition audio streaming via URC’s control products to BluOS-enabled products from Bluesound, Bluesound Professional, NAD Electronics, DALI Loudspeakers and Monitor Audio.

The BluOS module provides two-way control and feedback of all BluOS devices. This robust Total Control 2.0 module features a number of insightful innovations developed directly by URC such as:

  • Macro integration via two-way module commands and automation capabilities with Device Events
  • Compatibility with any Total Control or Total Control Flex system
  • Ability to assign a different Default Player to any/each interface
  • Discovery and display of all supported BluOS devices in the system
  • Source distribution such as a NODE 2i Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer which can be connected as a source to HDA amplifiers for streaming throughout the entire system
  • Ability to generously configure and control macros and user settings….and more

“We are very pleased to partner with BluOS to help residential and commercial consumers enjoy the benefits of superior audio distribution via our Total Control system,” stated Mr. Lars Granoe, URC’s Vice President of Product. “This collaboration allows our dealers to continue to deliver superior sound experiences to luxury spaces.”

“URC is always innovating and supporting the Custom Installation market and their most recent innovation in supporting high definition audio products completely aligns to our values,” says Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “We appreciate their support and guidance on developing a robust and feature rich module that delivers what dealers and customers need.”

This new URC BluOS Music Player Two-Way Module is available for download in the URC Dealer Portal and at http://www.bluesound.com/downloads and on the NAD Electronics website under supported products.

ABOUT URC
Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control solutions. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control®, MX HomePro® and Complete Control®. Innovative URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals. Its award-winning technical support and training make URC the best choice for residential and commercial automation.

Corporate Contact
Ron Pence
Marketing, Universal Remote Control
rpence@urc-automation.com

ABOUT BLUOS
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 smarthome and voice 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 HD, Qobuz, and Deezer, as well as featuring support for FLAC, WAV, OraStream, 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.

ABOUT LENBROOK INTERNATIONAL
Lenbrook International, a subsidiary of the Lenbrook Group of Companies, is the owner and manufacturer of award-winning brands for home audio and residential install applications. Its full suite of products from NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, Bluesound wireless multi-room players, and Bluesound Professional commercial audio, are distributed in over 80 countries, while its BluOS hi-res distributed audio platform continues to be adopted by some of the world’s leading premium audio brands.

CONTACTS
Corporate Contact
Mark Stone
Marketing, Lenbrook International
mstone@lenbrook.com

US Media Relations
Peter Hoagland
PR Consultant
peter@hoagland.us

UK Media Relations
Steve Dalton
PR Consultant
steve@olexcommunications.co.uk

LINKS
URC: http://www.urc-automation.com
BluOS: http://www.bluos.net
Lenbrook Group: http://www.lenbrook.com

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