Ft. Collins, CO, May 24, 2011 – CasaTunes®, a leader in multi-room music solutions, today announced new native Apps for iPad and Android Tablets enabling complete control of music from anywhere in the home. Through one touch functions, users can select a different room, source or song to play using an iPad or Android Tablet. The Apps support all CasaTunes XL Music Servers as well as CasaTunes Music Servers for Channel Vision, NuVo and Russound.
The CasaTunes App for iPads and Android Tablets add another smart control method complementing CasaTunes’ existing browser based-user interface, keypads, iPhone and iPod touch and Android options.
“The addition of native Apps for the iPad and Android Tablet expands CasaTunes’ client strategy for support across browsers, iOS and Android platforms,” said David Krinker, CEO for CasaTunes. “Using popular handheld devices, users are free to move about their home changing the music as they go.”
The App leverages the larger screen space and provides different views depending on whether the device is rotated into landscape or portrait mode. In landscape mode, the App displays the list of songs in the queue alongside information of the current track being played. The App controls the audio destination as well as the music source and can be easily changed using popovers.
Additional new features include using “drag and drop” to re-organize the rooms in a home based on homeowner preferences. Users can intelligently search for artists, songs, and albums across multiple music services or tune to stations on supported tuners by searching for frequencies, call sign or station description. Users can also select their music by album cover art. The current song can be changed quickly by selecting or filtering songs in the queue or select a random song by shaking the device.
The CasaTunes App for the iPad works with both the iPad and iPad2. It is immediately available and is a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers. The app is available via the App StoreSM by searching for CasaTunes2. You can view a demo of the new App at http://casatunes-public.s3.amazonaws.com/Videos/iPad/iPadDemo.mp4
The CasaTunes App for the Android tablet is planned to be available in June as a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers. It will support Android 3.0+ based tablets, including support for both large tablets (10”+), such as Motorola Xoom™, Acer ICONIA, and ASUS EE Pad Transformer, as well as medium sized tablets.
CasaTunes offers a variety of complete multi-source hardware/software solutions for homes starting at 6 rooms up to 48-room installations. The CasaTunes XL Music Server offers advanced multi-streaming capabilities, including simultaneous streams of Windows, iTunes® and multiple connected iPod® devices as well as Internet radio such as RadioTime and SHOUTcast.
CasaTunes designs flexible wired and wireless multi-room audio systems for distributing iTunes and Windows Media disc based music, Internet radio, and Internet based music services throughout the home. The CasaTunes multi-room systems support as few as 3 and as many as 24-wired rooms, with up to an additional 10 wireless rooms. CasaTunes also offers music streamers designed to supply streams to and control of RTI, Audio Authority, Channel Vision, Nuvo, Russound, and SpeakerCraft multi-room systems. CasaTunes systems integrate well with popular control systems such as Roomie, On Controls, RTI, Control4, Loxone and Key Digital. Founded in 2006, CasaTunes is a privately held entity headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado with offices in Florida.
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