Hebron, Ky. - NuVo, the supplier of
custom-installed multiroom-audio systems, plans early February shipment of its
first hard-drive music server that automatically retrieves and aggregates PC-stored
audio from multiple networked PCs, a spokesperson said.
The $2,499-suggested Music Port Server connects to PCs
running Windows Media Player and iTunes and automatically gathers all PC audio
stored in any combination of MP3, WMA, M4A and WAV formats. The songs are
merged into a library stored on the server's 320GB internal hard drive. Up to
four different songs can be streamed to four separate rooms at a time. The
device also accesses Internet music services, Sirius/XM radio, Pandora and
RadioTime directly through a networked broadband modem. It can also be
controlled through the Web browser of any network connected computer.
Also new is the company's first in-wall LCD touchscreen, the
$999-suggested Color Touch Pad with four-color 3.6-inch display, a spokesperson
said. It's also due in early February.
With the Color Touch Pad, consumers can browse the library by
artist, title, album, play list or genre, as with other NuVo in-wall and
wireless control pads. The Color Touch Pad, however, adds such features as
full-color album art display and the ability to build personal Internet-radio music
Both products are designed for use with NuVo's Grand
Concerto, Essentia and Renovia multiroom audio systems.