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JBL Readies Air Play System

Calif. – JBL will join a growing number of home audio companies launching
tabletop speaker systems equipped with Apple’s Air Play wireless streaming

The brand
plans spring deliveries of its first iPod/iPhone-docking speaker system with
Air Play at a price that wasn’t disclosed.

 The On Air Wireless Speaker System, which
incorporates dock and RDS FM dual-alarm clock radio, streams music via a
wireless home network  from a PC or Mac
equipped with iTunes 10.1 or later music-management software. The speaker
systems also streams music from a Wi-Fi-enabled iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
equipped with iOS 4.2 or later OS.

Other features
include four-color display to display album art from iTunes and the Apple
handheld devices. A USB port allows for firmware upgrades.

The system
uses horizontal Acoustic level optimization (Halo) technology and speakers
embedded in a halo around the docked iPod or iPhone to deliver wide dispersion.

The brand
unveiled a sneak peak of the system on its