Downloadable Software for AMX NetLinx™ Processors Allows AMX Modero Users to Manage and Control IP-Based DigiLinX System
INDIANAPOLIS - Sept. 9, 2005 - NetStreams®, the global leader in networked entertainment systems based on Internet protocol (IP) technology, has announced the development of a new software module that seamlessly integrates NetStreams' DigiLinX product line with AMX's family of popular Modero™ Touch Panels. The software, written by NetStreams' development partner Boca Theater & Automation, supports AMX's NetLinx™ Control System and Modero product line, and is available for download at www.netstreams.com and www.amx.com.
"This is a substantial breakthrough for us," said Herman Cardenas, president and CEO of NetStreams. "This new software significantly expands the installation opportunities for our IP -based multi -room audio system as we gain access into one of the most popular stand -alone touch screen control systems. It enables anyone to combine the advantages of a full IP -based control and distribution system with a high -end touch screen user interface."
Networked Audio marks a fundamental change in the way audio is distributed and controlled in a multi -room system. The DigiLinX system consists of IP -based audio products networked to distribute audio and control signals over an Ethernet network, using TCP/IP to multiple rooms. By incorporating this latest software into AMX's NetLinx platform, users can control the system using the AMX Modero line of high -end handheld, tabletop, or wall mounted touch screen panels.
Modero Touch Panels enable homeowners to easily control their DigiLinX system, as well as their lighting, draperies, HVAC, access gates, and much more. For example, a Modero can be used to control audio throughout the house, allowing end users to select and view the audio source and volume level for each zone from a single screen.
Instrumental in development of the module was NetStreams and AMX dealer Jeff Galea of Boca Raton -based Boca Theater & Automation. Galea's team developed some very innovative features, such as the ability to have whole house "presets". Presets allow the consumer to instantly control the sound and source playing in multiple rooms. At the touch of a single button, the patio can begin playing soft background music while various other listening location in the home begin playing other sources, such as XM Satellite Radio, various CDs ripped onto a Music Server, TV sound, etc.
"NetStreams' open API allowed Boca Theater & Automation to offer a level of control and simplicity never before possible," said Jeff Galea. "This integration demonstrates the value of the NetStreams IP -based system when integrated with AMX, since the AMX NetLinx system is a native IP -based control system."
The downloadable module allows dealers to control up to six zones. However, if a dealer wants to do more, they can contact Jeff Galea at Boca Theater & Automation for assistance in customizing a module to fit their needs.
"AMX works closely with manufacturers like NetStreams to simplify the equipment integration process, enabling dealers to design an AMX control system in less time," said Michael Peveler, Director, AMX Inconcert Program. "With this new module, integrating NetStreams' DigiLinx equipment into an AMX control system will be virtually seamless for our dealers."
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams provides sophisticated networked audio, leading the marketplace in technological innovation. NetStreams is committed to utilizing state -of -the -art human engineering to create home entertainment products that are truly user -friendly and future -compatible. NetStreams is creating the future of home entertainment today.
For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit www.netstreams.com.
About AMX Corporation
Founded in 1982, AMX Corporation, a subsidiary of Duchossois Industries, Inc., is a worldwide leader in advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets. AMX products enable users to centrally manage and control a variety of audio/video, environmental and communications technologies. Customers also leverage the company's advanced hardware and software platforms to store and distribute digital content, as well as to manage a selection of resources and services. By centralizing the management and control of these devices, AMX customers experience simplicity, efficiency and productivity in any environment. AMX delivers these benefits by working with leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors to integrate its products into vertical market installations around the world. It's your world. Take control.™ For more information about AMX, visit www.amx.com.
About Boca Home Theater & Automation
Boca Theater and Automation, Inc. (BTA) is the premier provider of turn -key, custom built, home theater and integrated home automation systems. BTA differentiates itself by incorporating all disciplines of home theater and home control, from design through construction and end -user support into a single turn -key solution. BTA is founded and run by seasoned enterprise -class software engineering and construction professionals with decades of experience.
NetStreams is a registered trademark of NetStreams, LLC. DigiLinX, trademarks of NetStreams, LLC. AMX is a registered trademark of AMX Corporation. NetLinX and Modero are registered trademarks of AMX Corporation. Boca Home Theater is a registered trademark of Boca Home Theater LLC.
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