CASATOOLS JOINS MEDIA CENTER INTEGRATOR ALLIANCE
Bringing Multi-Room Audio to Windows Media Center
Ft. Collins, CO, February 9, 2009 — CasaTools, a leader in PC based multi-room audio systems, today announced it has joined the Media Center Integrator Alliance (MCIA). Comprised of some of the industry’s top companies, MCIA was founded to provide both integrators and manufacturers with best practices and training for technologies that make up the Media Center ecosystem. Through this membership, CasaTools seeks to collaborate with the custom integration channel and leverage the Media Center ecosystem community.
“The Media Center Integrator Alliance is proud to welcome CasaTools to our membership,” remarked Kevin Collins, Chairman of the Board and President of MCIA, “Their contribution to the Media Center ecosystem and the custom channel makes them a valuable member of our organization.”
MCIA is an open and independent non-profit consortium formed to advance and administer the support, promotion, and enrichment of the media center ecosystem. Founding members of MCIA include AMD, Crestron, HP, Intel, Life|ware, Microsoft Corp., and Niveus Media.
“CasaTools brings its expertise and knowledge of multi-room audio solutions to the Media Center Integrator Alliance. The company’s CasaTunes family of products and expertise are available to participating integrators enabling them to provide their customers with robust competitive multi-room audio solutions designed for Media Center, helping drive the adoption of Media Center installations in the residential market,” said David Krinker, CEO of CasaTools.
CasaTools offers advanced multi-room audio solutions that are reliable, expandable, cost effective and developed to be plug and play with Media Center music. The CasaTunes advanced multi-streaming music server supports playing both your Media Center and iTunes music, playing music from a docked iPod, as well as thousands of free Internet radio stations. CasaTunes’ graphical interface provides home owners a simplified solution for selecting and controlling their music, using Media Center displays and extenders, multiple browser-based devices, or CasaTunes keypads.
Whether you need an entry level six-room CasaTunes XLi system or the advanced CasaTunes XLe which is expandable to forty eight rooms, CasaTunes can meet the needs of the largest installations. Best of all your CasaTunes system can grow with the needs of your customers, whether they need additional rooms, control devices, amplification, or keypads.
CasaTools designs multi-room audio software and hardware solutions for Microsoft Windows Media Center and networked PC environments, allowing users to control and listen to music throughout the home. Its flagship product line, CasaTunes, is currently available through a network of sales partners. Founded in 2006, CasaTools is a privately held entity headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado with offices in Florida. Visit www.casatunes.com for more information.