BluOS, the company’s multi-room music management platform will announce BluOS 4.0, an update to its mobile application platform. A preview demonstration of BluOS 4.0 will take place at the Barcelona show ahead of its public launch in the spring of 2023. The BluOS multi-room hi-res music control platform underpins numerous hi-fi brands, such as Bluesound, NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers. The 4.0 mobile app updated revives the BluOS app experience with cosmetic enhancements such as a cleaner layout, easier access around its navigation and menus, and customization options to suit individual listening needs.
The update will offer many new features, including improved search function, easier control of its services, a home for most recent and frequently accessed music, and a new, cleaner layout.
BluOS is also announcing the release of driver updates for several home control systems. Integrators using RTI, ELAN, Control4, Crestron, and KNX will be able to take advantage of a new series of functions and features with these updated drivers.
Version 1.6.2 of the ELAN driver now allows for easy player discovery and player grouping, two of the most requested features by ELAN integrators. This major update simplifies the set-up process for dealers and offers an even more complete user experience through the Elan UI.
A new unified driver for Crestron – combining the features and functions of the previous Crestron Media Player and the native SIMPL integration – is now available for download as version 1.5.0. With integration support for the full range of Crestron interfaces, the driver includes discreet input selection and improved media browsing logic, while also allowing Crestron Programmers to create a BluOS UI of their own for demanding system designs.
Furthermore, increased customization is now possible with the latest BluOS driver for Control4. Integrators can take advantage of the ‘Global Line In’ driver to expand system design possibilities, while the “Player” driver has been improved with the ability to rename devices and groups for quick customization and set up.
The RTI driver version 2.28 offers greatly enhanced user experience, supporting album art while browsing, as well as the addition of preset icons that make access to content quicker and easier. Playlists can also be deleted without leaving the RTI interface.
Plus, the KNX control system will receive new BluOS functions and features via third-party visualization servers and IP gateways.
Meanwhile, Lenbrook has announced that its line of AV Receivers, processors and power amplifiers by NAD Electronics, alongside a range of Custom Install Solutions by PSB Speakers are now available on The Cinema Designer’s (TCD) online database.
“NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers are brands with a long history of providing great sound to our end customers, but the environment in which they are placed can have a huge impact on the end result, particularly in an immersive audio system. The Cinema Designer takes the guess work out of the design stage and calculates all of the requirements to generate a detailed design. TCD optimises the AV performance in a media room or home cinema, getting the very best out of the components and giving the client the best experience.” said Peter Gibb, CI business development for Europe at Lenbrook.
“TCD is delighted to add NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers to our database of products. These brands have great heritage in the audio industry and have a proven track record of performance and reliability,” aded TCD inventor, Guy Singleton. “NAD’s philosophy of Full Disclosure Power on their amplifiers fits perfectly with our ethos of having accurate specifications for products so that TCD’s end result matches the design it creates.”