"ZON SmartDock "provides, iPod control, song and artist data, PLUS high quality digital audio to every listening zone.
(Indianapolis, IN) - Responding to requests from its dealers and customers, Oxmoor Corporation, a world leader in the development of high performance audio products, today announced the introduction of an exciting new product to the ZON Whole House Digital Audio family.
The ZON SmartDock is a small desktop music and control interface that allows the user to place one or more iPods around the home, enabling the popular personal entertainment device to serve as a high -performance whole house audio source for digital music. In addition, the ZON SmartDock allows users of the ZON Audio system to freely move the product between locations whenever and wherever desired rather than relying on a permanent in -wall approach. Of course, all components, including iPods, connected to the ZON Audio system are accessible from any controller anywhere in the home.
"This is one of the most frequently requested enhancements," said Lynn McCroskey, chairman and CEO of Oxmoor Corporation. "The ZON SmartDock transforms an iPod into a fully integrated digital source component of the ZON Whole House Digital Audio System."
The ZON SmartDock uses Oxmoor's new "Smart Input" technology to offer the following benefits to end users:
• Convenient desktop SmartDock eliminates wall clutter
• High quality digital processing of iPod audio at the ZON SmartDock for noise -free music distribution
• Display of song and artist information on the high resolution illuminated ZON controller LCD screen
• Control your iPods from any ZON audio controller screen in the home
• No third party control interface or IR bugs required for control
• Charges the iPod battery while connected to the ZON system
• Displays ZON connection status on the iPod LCD screen
• Connects to the ZON system with one CAT -5 cable
Produced in cooperation with Klipsch Audio Technologies and Apple Computer®, the ZON SmartDock desktop interface features a strong family resemblance to Klipsch's popular iFi product, the first audiophile quality music system for the Apple iPod.
Information on the release date for the ZON SmartDock and pricing information will be available in the near future.
ZON Audio is distributed worldwide through Klipsch Audio Technologies. For more information on ZON products visit www.zonaudio.com or www.klipsch.com.
About Oxmoor Corporation:
Internationally known for innovative high performance audio products, Oxmoor invented the first digital remote volume control in 1982. In 1986 the company was the first to deliver digital audio for motion picture theaters. In addition to the residential ZON product line, Oxmoor's professional audio products are found in hotels, theme parks, and IMAX Theaters worldwide. Oxmoor researchers also patented Personal Sound Environment® 3 -D audio technology that premiered in 1994 at Sony Theaters Lincoln Square in New York. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Oxmoor Corporation, LLC is a leading manufacturer of digital remote volume controls, distribution and buffer amplifiers, mixing matrixes, infrared transmission hardware and room combining systems for commercial and residential audio applications.
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