Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Russound Turbocharges SMS3 Servers With Powerful New Features

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2007 — Russound, the #1 brand in multiroom audio, has updated its SMS3 Smart Media Servers with software enhancements that make the award-winning products even easier to set up and enjoy. The new Version 3.0 of the Russound software provides installers with exciting new usability options that let them better tailor the media server to the client’s wishes and to specific installation conditions.

“We’re always listening to our dealers when we design and refine our products, and the refinements on the SMS3 were developed from their feedback,” says Russound Senior Product Manager Andy Lewis. “As new technologies have become available, we’ve incorporated them with installers specifically in mind, and we think they’ll find the enhancements we’ve built into the new Version 3.0 extremely useful.”

Among the many refinements throughout the Version 3.0 software is a revised media player that intelligently raises and lowers song volumes, and allows seamless transitions and crossfades, as well as faster transitions when skipping from one song to another.

The SMS3 servers now also feature a System Messaging function, which allows messages to be sent out informing users about available updates and providing crucial diagnostic information before issues become serious. This helps pre-empt any imminent issues surrounding the hard drive, library restoration and backup, as well as other system functions and components. Installers also can now open a Support Tunnel directly from the main user interface in the Configuration Menu without having to go to a diagnostics page, and a new Blanker Display feature can be configured to show 1, 2 or all 3 streams possible on the SMS3. This allows those systems not using all available streams to shut off unnecessary display data.

The new SMS3 software also features numerous usability enhancements that further solidify the SMS3’s reputation as a media server for music lovers. There are improved music selection capabilities where users can now view and search Artists, Albums or Songs indiscriminately within a genre. The Version 3.0 software now also tags artists for each song on a compilation album, when files are ripped to the SMS3, so that these cuts show up appropriately in the artist’s song list. Users can also now duplicate Themes without having to manually re-create them, and search for albums without cover art from the Review menu, so that they can be updated with graphics

The new Version 3.0 software for the SMS3 media servers is currently available for download by Russound dealers.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

About Russound
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound, the #1 brand in multiroom audio*, offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. As the company celebrates its 40th anniversary, Russound continues to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing 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.

*According to June 2005, 2006 and 2007 studies by EH Research

###

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

LED TV

The Frame is a head turning 4K QLED TV that hangs on your wall and looks like a piece of artwork.

Bookshelf Speakers

You don't need to speak french to hear how good a pair of $990 bookshelf speakers sound.

NAD Electronics

At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

Over-Ear Headphones

Impressive, neutral sounding $500 over-ear headphones should appeal to audiophiles who want to hear everything, not just feel the bass.

Digital Music Systems

Easy to setup and use all-in-one wireless music player combines a stereo integrated amplifier, DAC, streaming player and app for audiophile-grade listening.

HiFiMAN

$349 open-back headphone will amaze first time listeners who have never tried planar magnetic headphones.

You May Also Like

New Products

Russound introduced AirGo Outdoor Sound Station, the first portable, weather-resistant, amplified speaker dock for use with Apple AirPort Express. AirGo can be placed outside...

New Products

Russound introduced the multi-room, network-based DMS-3.1 Digital Media Streamer that can send four simultaneous audio signals — from Internet, music files, connected storage or...

New Products

Russound has extended its Acclaim speaker series by introducing the Acclaim 5 Series OutBack outdoor speakers. The new Acclaim speakers provide outstanding installation flexibility,...

New Products

Russound will soon ship the KT1-C3 Multizone Kit, the latest addition to its C-Series lineup of multiroom controller amplifiers. The new KT1-C3 provides integrators...

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.