Renovia is a whole home audio system developed by NuVo Technologies, reports David Davies. The system is said to be easy to use and install, and employs the existing electrical wiring in a home as the infrastructure for delivering audio and metadata from multiple sources to multiple rooms.
Based on HomePlug power line carrier technology, Renovia is described as a “breakthrough” product because it allows custom installers to bring whole home audio to retrofit/existing home projects without the need to install Cat5 cabling.
The system – which is due to launch in Europe in the first quarter of 2010 – has already been acknowledged with a CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Award for Best New Product. One of 10 bestowed in this category, the award was presented during CEDIA EXPO 2009.
David Rodarte, president and chief operating officer at NuVo Technologies, told IE Residential: “The Renovia system is an exciting, game-changing technology for us and for the CI sector across Europe. For the first time, it will open up the huge potential that exists for dealers to retrofit reliable whole-home audio into homes without the disruption, time and expense of having to channel excessive cabling into walls. With Renovia, homeowners across Europe can look forward to enjoying the benefits of high-quality, distributed audio, and dealers can look forward to a significant expansion in their business opportunities.”