Offering the world's first satellite radio receiver designed specifically for multi-room and multi-zone distributed audio systems, Antex Electronics unveils the SRX-3 Triple Play, a three-zone SIRIUS receiver, today at the CEDIA Expo.
ANTEX ELECTRONICS INTRODUCES WORLD'S FIRST
Distributes SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Three Zones
INDIANAPOLIS - September 3, 2003 - Offering the world's first satellite radio receiver designed specifically for multi -room and multi -zone distributed audio systems, Antex Electronics, a leading developer and supplier of OEM professional digital audio products, satellite receivers and Internet Appliances, unveils the SRX -3 Triple Play, a three -zone SIRIUS receiver, today at the CEDIA Expo. Consolidating multiple tuners into a single component with single antenna and consolidated control scheme, Triple Play allows listeners in different rooms to play different SIRIUS streams simultaneously over a multi source (or Zone) distributed audio system. Suitable for home use, SRX -3 Triple Play will be available in November.
The first -of -its -kind satellite radio receiver is designed for use in multi -zone, multi -room audio systems typically found in luxury homes and boats. Equipped with both IR and RS -232 control, the Triple Play integrates easily with popular entertainment control systems from Crestron, AMX, Sonance, Niles, Elan, Kenwood, and other companies. Suitable for tabletop display or rack mounting, the receiver is tailored to the needs of custom electronics installers. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $1695.00. Subscription to SIRIUS is also required.
"This is an exciting development for consumers and tremendous opportunity for home electronics installers and professional sound contractors," said Dave Foley, president, Antex Electronics. "Our 20 -year heritage in providing digital audio products to the professional broadcast and video markets puts us in a great position to partner with SIRIUS in making digital satellite radio a practical option for distributed audio systems. We believe the product will appeal to owners of existing systems as well as new customers for multi -zone audio, and the Triple Play receiver is just the beginning of Antex's commitment to offering premium entertainment to the home owner."
"We are excited to provide installers and customers with a value -added entertainment option," said Larry Pesce, vice president, product management and strategic planning at SIRIUS. "Partners such as Antex allow us to stay ahead of the curve in the product development cycle of satellite radio and provide music lovers with the very best in premium entertainment in the car at home, and at work."
The Triple Play's front panel features a 160x240 graphical backlit LCD display that includes a zone indicator as well as category, channel, title, track, and artist information for each zone. Clearly marked buttons allow users to select zones, scroll between stations and content categories, or choose from up to 10 preset stations for each zone (30 total). The receiver can be programmed to skip specified channels during channel scrolling, and a parental lock feature can be enabled that requires the input of a code number before the contents of specific channels can be heard.
Macros for most popular control systems will be available for download, and IR or RS -232 connections control input. Each zone offers independent TOSlink, S/PDIF and analog RCA line level outs.
About Antex Electronics
Founded in 1983, Gardena, CA based Antex Electronics is a leading developer and original equipment manufacturer of digital audio sound cards, satellite receivers and Internet appliances for the broadcast, communications, and entertainment industries. Antex products are used around the world in mission -critical audio applications for a wide variety of consumer and corporate customers, including Akamai, Microsoft, Yahoo, DMX MUSIC and Pinnacle Systems. For further information about Antex or the company's products, visit www.antex.com.
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners more than 100 streams of the best music and entertainment coast -to -coast. SIRIUS offers 60 music streams with no commercials, along with over 40 world -class sports, news and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95, with greater savings for upfront payments of multiple months or a year or more. Stream Jockeys create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre to our listeners 24 hours a day. Satellite radio products bringing SIRIUS to listeners in the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Kenwood, Panasonic, Clarion and Audiovox, and are available at major retailers including Circuit City, Best Buy, Car Toys, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics, Sears and Crutchfield. SIRIUS is the leading OEM satellite radio provider, with exclusive partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, Ford and BMW. Automotive brands currently offering SIRIUS radios in select new car models include BMW, MINI, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Nissan, Infiniti and Mazda. Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS in select models include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mercedes -Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Aston Martin.
Click on www.SIRIUS.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.
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