Rotel has announced an alliance with AUPEO! An intuitive online music service available in the USA, Europe, and Asia that streams high quality music over the internet. Rotel plans to integrate AUPEO! into their new internet enabled components which will debut in the summer of 2010.
With AUPEO! consumers can choose from more than 80 high-quality radio stations and can create personalized music selections based on Artist, Mood and Personal Stations. Once selected, AUPEO! saves the information and creates a music profile which suggests songs based on personal preferences. AUPEO! offers a free Basic Service that streams music at 128kbps per second and a Premium package offering higher quality streaming at up to 320kbps — the perfect match for the exceptional sound quality of Rotel’s products.
Mike Bartlett says, “We are pleased to be able to offer this premium quality music service to our customers with our new Internet radio components. “Although the USA offers many different internet radio services, they are contractually constrained to America only. With AUPEO! we can extend this reach to customers in the US as well as Europe and Asia.”
“Rotel is a brand that is highly regarded throughout the world for their audiophile quality components and we are very pleased to be chosen as their online music service for the new Rotel internet enabled components,” said Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of AUPEO!
About Rotel Electronics
Rotel audio products are known worldwide for their quality, reliability, value, and, above all, exceptional sound reproduction. Since 1961, Rotel has utilized the resources of its formidable international design team and has manufactured its products in its own sophisticated production facilities. Rotel proudly offers a complete range of electronics that have consistently received critical acclaim and coveted industry awards. With substantial investment in new technologies and manufacturing, Rotel is prepared to meet the challenges of an evolving specialty electronics marketplace.
AUPEO! founded in 2008, provides music lovers with high-quality radio stations for every taste and mood. With AUPEO! not only online at www.aupeo.com,, but also pre-installed in numerous netbooks, connected TVs, in nearly all web radio devices and many smartphones–users can enjoy editorially overseen artist and genre stations, compile their personal favorite programs and discover new tracks. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, AUPEO! gives users access to stations tailored to individual moods. In addition to free basic programs, the radio provider offers exclusive premium access for $4.95/month.