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RTI Announces New Two-Way Driver for Fusion Research’s Play-Fi Music Server

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 12, 2016 — RTI, a leading control and automation systems manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, has announced the availability of a two-way driver for Fusion Research’s Play-Fi(R) music server. The new driver, developed by Fusion, allows integrators to seamlessly incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems, providing their clients with a wide variety of music options and convenient control of whole-home audio.

“End-users desire easy access to their music with the freedom to listen anywhere they want,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, RTI. “With the Fusion Play-Fi driver, RTI dealers can integrate the Fusion Server into the RTI control system to simplify access to an amazing set of music sources throughout their clients’ home.”

The Play-Fi server combines Fusion’s award-winning Ovation music server with DTS’ open platform Play-Fi technology. Specifically designed for the custom-integration channel, the server acts as a bridge between automation systems and third-party amplifiers and speakers utilizing Play-Fi technology. It enables simple, high-definition music distribution either wired or wirelessly throughout the home, supporting up to six discrete sources — three physical and three Play-Fi — in one box. Providing a complete music entertainment hub, Play-Fi supports over a dozen streaming apps, including Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and Tune-In; thousands of Internet radio stations; as well as full iTunes(R) backup and synchronization.

With the new Fusion Play-Fi two-way driver, users have an intuitive control interface that allows them to browse through their music options easily, while viewing cover art and song metadata right on their RTI controller. In addition, users can select the location they want to play music in, control the volume, and make adjustments to any other integrated electronic systems in their home or commercial facility — all from a single RTI user interface.

“Integration with RTI was extremely important to both our dealers and other Play-Fi manufacturer partners,” said Joseph Storm, CEO of Fusion Research. “Developing the Play-Fi two-way driver is another great collaboration with RTI that makes integration simple and fast for the entire Play-Fi open platform system.”

The Fusion Play-Fi music server driver is available now on the Fusion website at!rti/caxk.

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About RTI
RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. Perfected over 20 years, the company’s award-winning solutions let users take complete control over their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed A/V, lighting, climate, security, and more into one simple user interface. For dealers, RTI’s systems are backed by the company’s renowned Integration Designer(R) programming software, which allows them to deliver a completely customized control experience and powerful third-party integration.

Guided by a passion for redefining the limits of engineering, the RTI portfolio of powerful, yet affordable, central processors, A/V distribution products, Apple(R) and Android(TM) apps, in-wall touchpanels, and beautiful handheld remotes deliver smart and reliable control in elegant form factors. Part of the RTI family of innovative control solutions, the Pro Control line of easy-to-program handheld remote controls, control processors and ProPanel(R) app are engineered with RTI’s advanced capabilities built-in and bring unprecedented value to professionally installed electronic systems. Together, RTI and Pro Control are setting the standard for enhanced, fully customizable control and automation solutions for every application.

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