Hebron, Ky. -
, 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 channels.
Both products are designed for use with NuVo's Grand Concerto, Essentia and Renovia multiroom audio systems.