New Driver Provides Crestron Integrators a Significantly Enhanced Integration with BluOS and Offers End Users a Content Rich User Interface
PICKERING, CANADA OCTOBER 28, 2020 – BluOS™, the premium multi-room music management
platform by Lenbrook International, proudly announced the release and Crestron certification of the new BluOS Media Player Driver. This new driver along with the BluOS public API, provide Crestron integrators a complete set of tools for implementing Hi-Res multi-room audio.
With a properly configured Media Server Object Router and user interface, users can browse libraries, services and presets and control the playback of the BluOS device.
With this new driver, Crestron integrators now have a content rich UI with full user controls like browse and search while streamlining the setup process. Additionally, it offers support for programmatic control of the player transport, volume and preset recall.
“Crestron is excited to announce availability for the BluOS updated media player integration,” said Ekin Binal, Audio Solutions Manager at Crestron. “BluOS provides a feature-rich, audiophile quality media streaming experience that integrates seamlessly with Crestron automation solutions, providing an optimal user experience.”
“The new BluOS Crestron Media Player Driver is a large leap forward in our ability to integrate BluOS with Crestron in a way that offers end users a level of control and browse capabilities similar to what would likely be used in the BluOS app,” said Joe de Jesus, Product Manager, Custom Installation
The new BluOS Media Player Driver includes:
• Support for Bluesound, Bluesound Professional and NAD products.
• Automatic player discovery and static IP settings.
• Now playing information, playback controls, play queue management, source selection (including analog, optical, coaxial and HDMI auxiliary inputs), content browsing, searching and preset selection.
• Programmatic control to now playing information, playback controls and preset selection.
• Support for all BluOS languages.
This new BluOS Media Player Driver v1.0.1 is available for download in the Crestron Application Market,
at http://www.bluesound.com/downloads and on the NAD Electronics website under supported
products. The BluOS Crestron Media Player Manual, included in the download, covers the specific
functions carried out by our driver.
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.
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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.
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