Your iPod - Take it or Leave it

Now iPod owners can connect their Apple portable music players to Russound multiroom audio systems

NEWMARKET, N.H., July 26, 2005 -Russound today revealed their iPod® friendly solutions for listening to music outside the pod. With more than 35 million iPods to be shipped by the end of 2005, the demand for storing and enjoying music collections is at an all time high. Russound products extend the capabilities from a single -user iPod to broadcasting the music throughout the entire home - for everyone to enjoy.

Today's consumers want to take full advantage of the iPod phenomenon. Yet, typically only one person can listen to the thousands of hours of music stored in these devices, at a time. Russound multiroom audio -video products enable entire playlists to be shared and accessible throughout the home.

iPod friendly tech tips and application guides are available for download on the company's online document center to assist dealers, integrators and installers in designing a Russound iPod friendly system. Answering the demand for incorporating an iPod with distributed audio was a simple proposition for Russound, as they design their products to easily integrate with a wide variety of whole house audio systems.

For homes with existing Russound components, an iPod can be connected in a myriad of ways. Whether the system contains Russound's award -winning RNET products, such as the CAV6.6, CAM6.6, SMS3 Smart Media Server, ST2 family of Smart Tuners and UNO keypads, or an A -BUS amplified volume control system; now an iPod can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

"We've become used to having choices for how we listen to music, and iPods are the latest popular trend," said Russound Vice President of Strategic Development Jeff Kussard. "Because of our commitment to our customers, we've made sure our systems have always been iPod friendly, and we will continue to support the growth of portable digital music."

Russound is developing innovative and unique new products that will debut at CEDIA Expo, booth 518, held in Indianapolis, IN, September 7th through the 11th. Stay tuned.

iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer.

About Russound

Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. The company pairs powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high -performance, easy -to -use solutions. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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