Ovation Play-Fi Server from Fusion Research Now Shipping

The new Play-Fi™ Server allows control systems access to DTS™ platform. An RTI driver has been published to go along with the current Control4 driver. Crestron and URC drivers to follow shortly.

Fusion Research announced today that it began shipping the first Play-Fi™ Servers last week to key partners including fellow manufacturers Paradigm and Martin Logan. According to Paul Grove, VP of Sales for Paradigm, "...now that we've launched our new line of Play-Fi products, we can offer the Ovation Play-Fi Server as the way to bridge our products to all the popular control systems." "This is will give our dealers the option to use the Play-Fi wireless technology in any of their projects going forward."

During the development phase of creating the Play-Fi Server, Fusion took the opportunity to greatly enhance and upgrade the entire Ovation music setup, configuration and support tools for the product. Configuring and setting up the Play-Fi Server is vastly improved over older generation Ovation products and the new iTunes synchronization makes what used to be a complicated task for the dealer easy and fast to accomplish.

"We wanted to take the opportunity to make it even easier and faster for dealers to install our products," said Fusion Research's VP of Sales Ingo Schmoldt, "Now that the Ovation line of products is entering its fourth year of production, the continued development is really paying off in a very polished and finished product."

Fusion also announced today that the RTI driver for the Play-Fi Server has been published. Both Control4 and RTI systems, can now control Play-Fi devices. Crestron and URC drivers are the next two scheduled to be completed shortly.

The Play-Fi™ Server is a six source piece with two analog and one digital output in addition to three independent Play-Fi™ outputs. The system is designed to support both 100% wireless Play-Fi™ environments as well as hybrid installations where a conventional wired distributed audio setup is augmented with wireless in some zone. The product will retail for $995 and will be available to dealers through distribution as well as Play-Fi™ partners and their distributors including: Paradigm, Definitive Technology, Martin Login and Polk.

About Fusion Research

Fusion Research is a leading manufacturer of media servers, allowing people to collect, manage, and display their media throughout their home, business or yacht. The company's products have received numerous awards and industry recognition. Fusion supports Blu-ray, DVDs, music & streaming media. Fusion is an official partner with most control companies and has drivers available for Control4, Elan, Niles Auriel, Savant, RTI, Crestron, AMX and URC. Fusion is headquartered in California with engineering in Maryland. For information visit www.fusionrd.com or call 925.217.1233

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseT™ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Prcis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.