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SpeakerCraft keeps its NIRV

Andy Stout 1 February 2010
SpeakerCraft keeps its NIRV

SpeakerCraft has launched its NIRV multi-room control and automation system at ISE 2010 headed by Jason Craze, the manufacturer’s director of electrical engineering.

“This is the single most important rollout in our company history and Jason tells the story like no one else,” said SpeakerCraft president Jeremy Burkhardt. “He is the person heading up this project and is personally invested in every aspect of the system from the look and feel to the technical implementation.”

SpeakerCraft’s Nirv provides multi-room audio, 1080p video, data, intercom and control signals to every room of the house over a single Cat5 cable with a modified IP technology. The system is described as ‘very modular’ and is apparently easily programmed by an installer using a TV-based GUI.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to spread the NIRV message to the international community,” said Craze. “This system is going to change the way people look at audio/video distribution and control and at ISE they will get hands on experience of how the system performs.”

Although the system employs a hub, Craze said that NIRV was a move away from “the big beast in the closet”. Instead, users simply plug into the Cat5 network for access from any room in the house. It is understood that the specific implementation of IP networking used in NIRV is unique to SpeakerCraft.

NIRV comprises more than 20 different components and is projected to ship in the second quarter of this year.

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