Integrating Advanced Multi-Room Hardware, CasaTunes XL Music Server Stores 20,000 Songs and Plays in up to 48 Rooms
CasaTools, a leader in whole house audio systems, today announced a flexible and easy to set up and use CasaTunes XL Music Server. The CasaTunes XL Music Server comes pre-loaded with CasaTunes Software, a 250GB hard drive, touch screen control and up to nine sources of music, depending on the model. Ideal for the do-it yourselfer or custom integrator, the CasaTunes XL Music Server is the center of a home music solution.
“Many homeowners have created large music collections on their home PCs. Whether these collections originated from CD’s or by downloading online music, these collections are tailored to their specific taste,” said David Krinker, President, CasaTools. “Our CasaTunes XL Music Server provides a simple way for the family to access these music collections anywhere in the home, enabling each family member to select and listen to their music.”
After answering a few simple questions and adding one or more multi-channel amps, such as the CasaTunes XLa, and speakers, CasaTunes XL is ready to go. The 250 GB hard drive defaults to over 1600 albums, or 20,000 songs, of high quality music. For growing collections, there is an available slot for a second hard drive. New music can be easily added from CDs via iTunes, Windows Media Player or by adding music from the Internet.
The CasaTunes XLi Music Server ships with four built-in internal music sources and one external source for up to six rooms of music listening. While the CasaTunes XLe Music Server ships with five built-in internal music sources and four external sources to control music in up to 12 rooms of a home and is scalable to four external boxes and 48 rooms. Each internal music source is capable of playing music from iTunes Plus, Windows Media, an iPod, iTouch, iPhone and SHOUTcast Internet Radio. These external sources can be used to listen to AM/FM tuners, XM or Sirius satellite radios as well as for advanced functionality such as doorbell and paging support.
The XL Music Server has a built in touch screen that is perfectly made for controlling CasaTunes at the Server. Homeowners can also control CasaTunes from Internet browsers from any computer or Internet browser on the local network, controlling the music from either an iMac or a PC. The CasaTunes XL Music Server has a MSRP starting at $1,499 and is compatible with the CasaTunes keypads that will be available this quarter.
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.