Two new control system drivers could provide Crestron and URC integrators a significantly enhanced integration with BluOS, the premium multi-room music-management platform by Lenbrook International.
The certified Crestron BluOS Media Player Driver, along with the BluOS public API, provide Crestron integrators a complete set of tools for implementing Hi-Res multi-room audio.
URC BluOS Integration
URC and BluOS integrations between Total Control, URC’s award-winning residential and commercial automation platform, and BluOS allow seamless control of high-definition audio streaming via URC’s control products to BluOS-enabled products from Bluesound, Bluesound Professional, NAD Electronics, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio.
The BluOS module provides two-way control and feedback of all BluOS devices. This robust Total Control 2.0 module features a number of innovations developed directly by URC such as macro integration via two-way module commands and automation capabilities with Device Events; compatibility with any Total Control or Total Control Flex system; the ability to assign a different Default Player to any/each interface; discovery and display of all supported BluOS devices in the system; source distribution such as a NODE 2i Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer which can be connected as a source to HDA amplifiers for streaming throughout the entire system; and the ability to configure and control macros and user settings.
This new BluOS Music Player Two-Way Module for URC Total Control systems is available for download in the URC Dealer Portal and at bluesound.com/downloads and on nadelectronics.com under supported products.
Crestron BluOS Integration
With a properly configured Media Server Object Router and user interface, users can browse libraries, services and presets and control the playback of the BluOS device.
With this new driver, Crestron integrators now have a content rich UI with full user controls like browse and search while streamlining the setup process. Additionally, it offers support for programmatic control of the player transport, volume, and preset recall.
The new BluOS Media Player Driver includes:
- Support for Bluesound, Bluesound Professional, and NAD products.
- Automatic player discovery and static IP settings.
- Now playing information, playback controls, play queue management, source selection (including analog, optical, coaxial and HDMI auxiliary inputs), content browsing, searching, and preset selection.
- Programmatic control to now playing information, playback controls, and preset selection.
- Support for all BluOS languages.
This new BluOS Media Player Driver v1.0.1 is available for download in the Crestron Application Market, at http://www.bluesound.com/downloads and on the NAD Electronics website under supported products. The BluOS Crestron Media Player Manual, included in the download, covers the specific functions carried out by the driver.