Now Available: Sonos Wireless Dock

Dock anywhere. Play everywhere. Charge anytime. That’s why the Sonos Wireless Dock is the perfect accessory for your Sonos system.

Now you can wirelessly play all the music that’s stored or playing on an iPod® or iPhone® in all the rooms where you have Sonos. And because it’s wireless, you can dock and charge wherever it’s most convenient and still enjoy the music all over the house. Best of all, the Sonos Wireless Dock delivers the highest fidelity audio quality by playing the digital music stored on your iPod or iPhone without ever converting it to analog like most conventional docks.

If you have any questions regarding the Sonos wireless dock or are interested in purchasing one, please feel free to contact RMS today.

Oct 31, 2010 / Blog / New Products

Now Available: Sonos Controller for iPad

The Sonos Controller for iPad™ is a free application that takes music control to a whole new level.

Optimized for the iPad’s large touch screen, finding and playing music has never been easier…or as much fun. With the iPad’s multi-pane view, you can see your music menu, what’s playing in every room, and what’s in your queue, complete with vivid album art. You can browse, search and drag and drop to create the perfect playlist. Then, share the music experience with friends and family—in either landscape or portrait mode.

The Sonos Controller for iPad works over your home WiFi network. And you can download it for free on the App Store.

Sep 29, 2010 / Blog / New Products

Now Available: Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Choose Squeezebox Touch to Be Your Home Music Server

The Squeezebox Touch is designed to be a small yet powerful home music server. Built into the software is a full-featured version of Logitech’s proven Squeezebox Server software optimized for the Squeezebox Touch. With it, you can stream your music, Internet radio, or local radio from around the world to other Squeezebox players in your home.

The Squeezebox Touch is a low power-consuming home music server, when compared to your laptop or server currently running Squeezebox Server.

But if you want to keep your music library on a PC or Mac — don’t worry! Squeezebox Server on a Squeezebox Touch is optional. The choice is yours!

The Squeezebox Touch also has the well-regarded high-end audio quality that Squeezeboxes are known for, with all of the analog and digital outputs for your headphones, powered speakers or audio-video components.

A world of Wi-Fi music at your fingertips

From the hottest online music services to free Internet radio from every corner of the globe, limitless music choices are just a touch away. Even your entire digital music collection is right at your fingertips. You’re free to listen to anything you can think of, all through your home stereo. With Squeezebox Touch, your stereo isn’t just a music system. It’s the center of your music universe.

Tune in to your limitless playlist

  • Free local stations from every corner of the Internet
  • Music services like Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker and SIRIUS Internet Radio
  • Your digital music stored on your home PC or Mac
  • Plug in your flash drive to instantly play your favorite tracks

High-resolution encoding support for full, rich stereo sound

You like to hear it all, from the haunting high notes in a U2 guitar solo to the deep resonant bass at the bottom of a Miles Davis classic. The 24/96 kHz DAC, advanced audio rendering technology, and digital outputs all work together to make sure the important details in your digital music sources don’t get lost in translation. Even if you’re playing music softly in the background, you’ll enjoy a high quality sound experience—without missing a beat, note or nuance.

Brilliant full-color touch-screen

The easy-to-read 4.3-inch touch-screen and intuitive menus put you in total music control. Simply touch My Music, Internet Radio or one of your favorite online services like Napster® or Pandora® to browse, select and play whatever suits your mood. View album art, track and station information, visualizers and screen savers on the large display. You can even use your own photos from an SD card or Flickr and Facebook as a screen saver.

Seamless home network support, effortless setup

Squeezebox Touch keeps things simple from the start. Just connect the player to your stereo and the player automatically finds your home Wi-Fi network. You also have the option to plug in an Ethernet cable. Either way, just follow the simple on-screen instructions to connect to your home network and start playing music.

Listen where you live

Do you want to play your music in other rooms—without running wires? It’s easy. Create a multi-room system by simply adding more Squeezebox players in other rooms—like your kitchen, bedroom or patio. All of our players work together. Add a Squeezebox Controller and you’ve got control of all your Squeezebox players in the palm of your hand. You can play the same music throughout the house, or mix it up with a different playlist in every room.

Product summary

  • Rich, full digital music through your stereo
  • Access your music and photos directly from USB drives and SD cards
  • Support for 24 / 96 kHz encoding
  • Easy-to-use color touch-screen
  • Display album art and photos
  • Alarm clock with 7 days of settings
  • “Always-on” Internet Radio, powered by mysqueezebox.com (formerly SqueezeNetwork), lets you tune in to Internet Radio streams even when your computer is off

The Squeezebox Touch has the same capabilities of a Squeezebox Classic – a Wi-Fi music player capable of playing music from your iTunes or MP3 collection, Internet radio from services such as Pandora, Deezer, Rhapsody, Last.fm, or tuning into local AM/FM radio stations from around the world – but updated with a 4.3 inch (11 cm) color touch screen interface and the simple-to-use menus also used on the Squeezebox Radio.

A Squeezebox to Control Other Squeezeboxes

Place the Squeezebox Touch on your desk or a table next to your favorite chair, and you have a whole-house music controller. Control any of the Squeezebox players throughout your home with a simple touch or swipe of a finger.

You can also access music, photos via the Squeezebox Touch’s built-in USB port and SD card slots. The size of the attached library is limited by the storage attached to the USB port, or up to 32GB on SD cards; that’s a lot of songs and pics! Or, if you’re a Flickr user, set up the Squeezebox Touch to view your Flickr photostream.

For more information on Logitech Squeezebox, please visit our product page.

Apr 9, 2010 / New Products

Apple Releases the iPad

The Apple iPad went on sale in the U.S. on April 3rd, 2010 for the Wi-Fi only version and the Wi-Fi + 3G version will be available at the end of April. 3G service will be provided in the U.S. by AT&T and sold with two prepaid contract-free data plan options: one for unlimited data and the other for 250 MB/month at half the price. The plans will be activated on the iPad itself and can be canceled at any time. For more information on the iPad, please visit the iPad section of Apple’s website.

We have received our iPads and are now actively developing a user interface to offer our clients. If you are interested in using an iPad with your RMS system, please contact us for additional information.

Apr 5, 2010 / New Products

Now Available: Crestron XPanel control for Apple Macintosh

Mac Users Can Now Enjoy Remote “Virtual Touchpanel” Control of Crestron Systems


Now available, Crestron XPanel for Mac® enables system managers and end users to access and control Crestron systems from any connected Mac computer or laptop. XPanel for Mac transforms an iMac® or MacBook® into a virtual touchpanel, and is a great complement to other Apple® products that are integrated with Crestron, including the iPhone®, iPod® and iPod touch®.


XPanel for Mac

“XPanel was built on the industry’s first IP-based control technology, which Crestron developed more than 10 years ago,” said Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing. “Originally designed for PCs, we are now pleased to offer the same capabilities to Mac users, particularly in schools and residences where Macs are in frequent use.”

XPanel for Mac replicates the Crestron touchpanel experience on a computer screen, so a client can remotely check to see if lights were left on and turn them off, or arm/disarm the security system from any location. System managers can take control of a classroom and help an instructor get a presentation up and running quickly, without physically going to the room. With XPanel for Mac, the screen graphics are designed with the Mac user in mind, making remote access simple and intuitive.

For more information on XPanel for MAC or if you are interested in having XPanel for MAC added to your Crestron system, please contact Residential Media Systems Ltd. now.

Jan 29, 2010 / New Products

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