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Linksys goes all out with wireless home audio

harnessing wireless-n technology
By: Steve Dougherty | Networking News | Posted: Jan 8, 2009 7:23 am

Linksys has taken a big step forward in the digital home market by unveiling their new Multiroom Wireless-N Home Audio System in time for CES today. This is a complete wireless home audio system that makes use of the latest wireless-n technology to deliver audio throughout the home. Its rich feature-set allow the same music to be played throughout the whole circuit or you can customize what you want played in certain zones.


Linksys Intros Multiroom Wireless-N Home Audio System


The Wireless Home Audio solution also puts millions of songs at your fingertips through integrated Internet services such as Rhapsody, AudioLounge, and RadioTime. An optional Docking Station for iPod enables your content on Apple iPods, including Podcasts, Audio Books, and purchased iTunes content, to be played through any Wireless Home Audio device on the network.


Wireless Home Audio products also work great with the newly announced Linksys by Cisco Media Hub that gathers and presents the available media on a network.


For full information on the new Linksys Wireless Home Audio product family, including its extensive feature-set, availability and pricing, you can read the full announcement here.


The Wireless Home Audio product family includes three available options for playback devices that allow consumers to bring wireless audio to any room - the all-in-one Conductor, the Director with powerful amplifier and the Player which is the ideal addition to existing sound systems. A Wireless-N Controller enhances the Wireless Home Audio experience by providing touchscreen access to all available audio from anywhere in the home. Consumers can easily unleash audio from their iPods by simply slipping it into the available Docking Station for instant access to all of the songs, playlists, and other audio content on the device. In addition, with millions of songs available from Rhapsody in the US and AudioLounge in Europe, Wireless Home Audio users can search for tracks, discover new artists, and create playlists to be sent to any room. A "Favorites" function gives one-touch access to any content from any source.


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