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Russound Introduces Desktop Version of UNO-TS2 Touchscreen

DENVER, CO, September 12, 2006 — Russound, the #1 brand in multiroom audio, has introduced a convenient desktop version of its award winning UNO-TS2 in-wall touchscreen. The new UNO-TS2D puts the power and simplicity of the in-wall model within arm’s reach, where control over audio and video programming is only a touch away.

“Home entertainment control is most enjoyable when it’s most convenient,” said Russound Product Manager Bill Benoit. “The new UNO-TS2D lets consumers take advantage of all the features and benefits of a multiroom RNET system from their easy chair, or from the kitchen, bedroom or patio — wherever they want to enjoy it.”

The UNO-TS2D is designed for use with Russound RNET source components, as well as any legacy source components that the consumer might own. This model utilizes the same ergonomic layout and exceptionally friendly user interface found in the in-wall UNO-TS2, a finalist in CEA’s prestigious “Mark of Excellence” honors in the “Best Human Interface” category and a 2006 CES Innovations Awards Showcase honoree.

For convenience, hard buttons control common user actions such as volume and channels, while touch-sensitive soft keys allow customizable control of Russound ST2-Series Smart Tuners and SMS3 Smart Media Servers. The easy-to-use UNO-TS2D user interface provides the consumer with a variety of sourcing options for audio and video entertainment, including channels, themes, artist names, and song titles. Users can also create their own custom categories, including user-definable names for presets, banks, themes, and source components.

The UNO-TS2D features a high-resolution, 3.75-inch color LCD display with 320 x 240 resolution, which lets the user view all pertinent system status in real time and when making volume adjustments, the touchscreen displays the volume level in the zone it’s controlling. The UNO-TS2D touchscreen features an IR receiver hidden behind a tinted window at the top of the bezel. This IR capability supports Russound’s SRC2 system remote and the dedicated component remotes for control of both the RNET system and the consumer’s other entertainment sources. It is also easy to install, connecting to RNET controllers using standard CAT-5 cable.

When using the UNO-TS2D, the consumer can enjoy a wide range of customized preference settings which can be recalled at the touch of a button. A handy “Options” screen lets the user set zone and playback preferences for instant recall, as well as special conditional modes such as “Do Not Disturb,” which centralizes the commands at one keypad and locks out others throughout the house. The Options screen also provides the installer with a full range of setup options and thanks to upgradeable firmware architecture, the system won’t become obsolete.

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The Russound UNO-TS2D will be available in October 2006 at a US MAP of $1499.

About Russound
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. The company pairs powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high-performance, easy-to-use solutions. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.russound.com.

About RNET
Designed from the ground up by Russound Engineers, RNET technology delivers Sound Intelligence to multiroom audio. RNET provides intelligent audio features; metadata delivered to keypads, pre-programmed components and fully tested products. The result is unsurpassed performance, faster installation and exceptional end-user satisfaction. From controllers, keypads and touchscreens to source equipment, RNET offers everything you need.

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