ATON debuts whole house ‘music and more’ system9 January 2012
Billed as the industry’s first pre-programmed whole house ‘music & more’ system, the ATON AH66T Kit features the AH66T Multi-Source Multi-Zone Controller plus six OLED2 touchpads that offer full-colour graphic control and feedback.
With built-in programming to run sources like the iPort and Lutron RadioRA2, the affordable multi-room audio solution allows dealers to deploy a first-time or add-on audio system with iPod and lighting control capability ready to go.
The AH66T is a multi-zone music solution with a built-in, RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner, and six additional sources, rated at 60 watts of power per zone with a line level pre-output for subzones.
The controller includes a dedicated IR input for every zone with a full, discrete IR code set for integration. It comes with a full 2-way RS232 code set for control via third party devices where a separate multi-room solution is required. The kit comes with six OLED2 in-wall capacitive touch touchpads featuring full-colour OLED displays. Interchangeable faceplates in white, ivory and almond allow the creation of control solutions to match any décor.
The kit also comes with two built-in RS232 ports ready for an iPort iPod dock (or two) Metadata-ready, or Lutron RadioRA2 Lighting control with codes preloaded. The controller is ‘stackable’ to two chassis for a 12-zone system with tuner pre-outputs to share the AM/FM selections between chassis.
Each OLED2 comes pre-programmed to control the AH66T, the tuner and iPort dock for iPods, while advanced customisation is possible with the new ATON SystemWorx software for dealers.
“The AH66T KT offers an unsurpassed out-of-box experience that delivers beyond expectations,” said Paul Starkey, president of ATON Home Systems. “ATON is all about bending traditional categories and this is no exception. Why have just music when you can get so much more? Plus you can complete the system with our musician-voiced Storm Series speakers.”