NuVo Technologies reveals ISE plans4 January 2011
Whole home audio system Renovia and content aggregator/streaming device Music Port Elite (MPS4-E) will be among the products on display.
Designed for ease of use and installation, Renovia employs a home’s existing electrical wiring as the cabling infrastructure for delivering audio and metadata from multiple sources to multiple rooms. Based on HomePlug power line carrier (PLC) technology, Renovia utilises a single, centralised hub and a 50 Watt independent zone amplifier for each intended listening area. The system is said to be ideal for homes where cutting into walls would be difficult or impossible, while its modular approach to controllers and sources makes it flexible and customisable to meet a variety of customer needs.
The MPS4-E builds on the success of the MPS4, which began shipping in the Spring of 2010, while adding extra functionality. Like the MPS4, the unit can consolidate, organise, store and distribute PC-based audio content, while also streaming a variety of Internet Radio audio services. One of the new functions, available on the Elite version, is ‘cloud synchronisation’, which allows users to access libraries of audio content from multiple locations. Content can also be streamed directly from network-attached storage, creating ‘infinite capacity’. IP control protocol enables pre-built Crestron, AMX and URC control integration.
Both the Music Port (MPS4) and new Music Port Elite (MPS4-E) cater for up to four simultaneous sources, pooling a home’s PC-based audio content, whether in Windows Media Player or iTunes formats, into a comprehensive and easily accessed library, while also allowing for streaming audio from a variety of online services. The MPS4 incorporates a 320 GB hard drive, while the Elite offers 640 GB of internal storage on top of network storage access.
Also on display at ISE will be the new D460 Digital Power Amplifier, a lightweight 4 x 60 Watt device that delivers installation versatility in its slim, single rack design and selectable ohm rating (4-8 ohm stable).
David Rodarte, president, chief operating officer at NuVo Technologies, told IE Residential: “Integrated Systems Europe is now firmly established as our number one event for the European custom installation sector. It provides the perfect platform for us to showcase our exciting new products and systems, like the new Music Port Elite and Renovia, to an enthusiastic international audience of dealers and distributors. There’s nowhere else quite like it.”