In 2011 Opus Technologies launched the ground-breaking 6 Series multi-room entertainment and control system, including full HD video distribution and a stunning, fully customisable graphic user interface with a range of control options including the Opus touchscreen, iPhone and iPad. With future upgradability in mind, the Opus 6 Series MCU610 Master Control Unit provisions for up to three internal audio source modules. In addition to existing FM and DAB tuner modules, Integrated Systems Europe 2012 will see the introduction of the new NRM610 Network Radio Module and IDU610 iPad/iPod docking module.
David Vukovich, Opus business unit director commented “Opus 6 Series customers can now enjoy instantaneous and convenient access to virtually endless digital music content from attached iPads/iPods, NAS drives, UPnP devices and externally from internet radio stations and streaming services including BBC iPlayer.”
NRM610 Network Radio Module
The NRM610 Network Radio Module is designed to accommodate one of three integrated source expansion ports in the Opus 6 Series MCU610 Master Control Unit. Versatility is assured with support for MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and high definition 24-bit audio formats, which can be streamed from any UPnP device on the local network including PCs, laptops, and NAS drives. A simple LAN connection to the router enables access to external audio content from thousands of internet radio stations and services such as BBC iPlayer and weather channels.
Navigation and control of all this content is easy via Opus 6 Series touchscreens and a dedicated App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch devices, capable of displaying high resolution album art. Furthermore, the intuitive NRM610 user interface can be displayed on TVs in all zones of an Opus 6 Series installation.
IDU610 – iPad/ iPhone/iPod touch Dock Module
The IDU610 features a stylish all-metal iPad/iPhone/iPod touch compatible dock, which can be positioned centrally or in-zone with linked card module to accommodate one of three integrated source expansion ports of the MCU610 Master Control Unit. Integrating iPod audio functionality with Opus 6 Series couldn’t be easier with only minimal configuration required and a dedicated auto-launch App. When docking an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for the first time, users are greeted with a prompt to download the App with a direct link.
Navigation and control from Opus touchscreens, iPad/iPhone/iPod touch devices and full GUI output to any attached TV on an Opus 6 Series installation, provides ultimate user convenience. Regardless of location, the docked iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is accessible from any Opus 6 Series zone.
James Meredith, Opus product manager added “these new digital music additions to the Opus 6 Series enable installers to deliver even greater entertainment possibilities to clients at a highly competitive price, with the minimum of fuss and with no 3rd party integration required.”
The Opus 6 Series is a fully scalable multi-room entertainment system featuring integrated digital audio sources and full HD Video. A fully customisable interface is accessible from Opus touchscreens and an iPhone/iPad. Opus 6 Series integrates a multitude of home automation technologies and devices including lighting, HVAC, blinds, CCTV and KNX systems, providing the user with a single intuitive interface for whole house entertainment and control.