Antex Electronics Offers Multi -Zone XM Satellite Radio Receiver

TriplePlay Line Expansion Now Delivers XM Satellite Radio to Three Zones

Torrance, Calif. - Expanding its line of TriplePlay satellite radio receivers designed 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, now offers the XM -3000 TriplePlay, a three -zone XM receiver suitable for residential and commercial applications. Consolidating multiple tuners into a single component with single antenna and consolidated control scheme, the XM -3000 allows listeners in different rooms to play different XM streams simultaneously over a multi -source (or zone) distributed audio system.


The XM -3000 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 TriplePlay 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.

"This extension of the TriplePlay line is an exciting development for consumers and tremendous opportunity for home electronics installers and professional sound contractors," said Dave Antrim, president, Antex Electronics. "Now consumers can have a multi -zone receiver regardless of which satellite system they choose to subscribe to. Its part of our ongoing commitment to offering premium entertainment to the home owner."

The TriplePlay's front panel features a backlit, 160x240 pixel 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 S/PDIF -TOSlink and analog RCA line level outs.

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