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BluOS introduces updates to the implementation of control systems

Software developer BluOS used ISE 2024 in Barcelona to announce updates relating to the implementation of various control systems in the multi-room music platform, among other things. The company promised new drivers for Control4 and RTI with support for Pandora, Presto Music and other services.

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  • BluOS announced updates for the implementation of control systems in the Multi-Room Music Platform at ISE 2024 in Barcelona.

A series of updates for integration with control solutions such as Control4 and RTI are now available, according to the software developer BluOS of the Lenbrook Media Group, which, as the name suggests, is responsible for the development of the streaming platform of the same name. As is well known, BluOS is used by a number of companies as the basis for their streaming systems, above all Bluesound and Bluesound Professional as well as NAD and thus other Lenbrook International brands, but also partners such as Dali A/S, Cyrus Audio Ltd. or Monitor Audio Ltd.

However, the innovations currently being presented at ISE 2024 in Barcelona primarily relate to solutions that are used in the field of complex control systems in the custom installation sector, which is now a very important area of business.

Optimised integration of Control4 and RTI

The updates currently announced are intended to improve the integration of Control4 and RTI into the wireless multi-room music platform, as the manufacturer itself likes to call its technology platform.

With the latest certified drivers, BluOS now supports seamless control of popular streaming services such as Pandora and Presto Music. In addition, Control4 integrators can provide enhanced playback options with the introduction of shuffle and repeat functions for the so-called Now Playing Queue, according to BluOS.

The new drivers have once again been developed directly with the engineers and specialists for customised installations in order to benefit from their extensive experience. This takes full advantage of the next generation of BluOS 4.0 to enable Control4 and RTI control systems with an enhanced multi-room solution for the flexible and scalable implementation of systems with up to 64 audio zones.

“We recognise the role that custom integration plays in delivering exceptional audio experiences for smart home environments. Our enhanced integration with Control4 and RTI aims to provide professionals with advanced features, seamless integration options and support for additional music services so their customers can enjoy the best audio technology.”

Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager at Lenbrook Media Group

Further detailed improvements and enhancements

In addition to new music streaming services and built-in features, BluOS now supports the NAD M66 Streaming DAC Preamplifier as well as the Cyrus Classic Stream and Cyrus Stream-XR from Cyrus Audio. Mini-driver support for BUGS music on Control4 systems has also been added.

Prices and availability

The new BluOS capabilities will soon be available to system integrators, as announced by Lenbrook Media Group at ISE 2024 in Barcelona.

Getting to the point

Custom installation has always been an immensely important area for the BluOS streaming platform, as evidenced by the fact that Bluesound Professional, a further division specialising in solutions in the CI segment, has been added to the pure consumer division Bluesound. Accordingly, the interfaces to leading control systems such as Control4 and RTI are naturally also cherished and maintained, which is now being emphasised once again with corresponding updates at ISE 2024 in Barcelona.

Lenbrook Group of Companies
ManufacturerLenbrook Group of Companies
Distribution Austriasmart audio GmbH
Distribution SwitzerlandDali GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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