The first iPod docking station to offer high-resolution component video output also achieves a first in style by integrating European style with American engineering
Xantech introduces the stylish XIS100 iPod Docking Station, the industry’s first such product designed for the high-resolution television revolution. It features a unique component video output capability that will enable owners of the new 480P video output iPods to see their video in full native resolution on a plasma, LCD or other compatible TV screen with component video output. It also features the full iPod menu on its screen and offers full on-board browsing. The XIS100’s intuitive operation, innovative features and sleek design make it the perfect complement to the modern high-end A/V system.
“In a market full of iPod devices, there is always room for innovation and progress, and the leadership position belongs to the first to offer it,” commented Graham Hallett, Xantech’s President. “Our new XIS100 is such a product. It enables today’s iPod owners to get true high-resolution performance from their devices. It has the superior functionality you expect from any Xantech product, and it is ‘formally dressed for partying’ with the finest home entertainment systems by virtue of its compelling industrial design. In short, it is the perfect example of what to expect from Xantech moving forward.”
The XIS100 is the result of an international collaborative effort involving Asian manufacturing and engineering, European design, and Xantech’s own American engineering. The unit sets a new standard for both Xantech – the company who invented whole-house A/V distribution – and the industry in general. The XIS100 features a unique on-screen menu display and control system and is compatible with the latest iPod video technology. With RS-232, the XIS100 is fully compatible with third-party controllers, as well as Xantech’s MRC88m, when used with SmartPad LCD Touch Panel Controllers (another Xantech product).
“In our view, Xantech earned its place in the industry by being the first to enable the command and control of audio/video components and systems from remote locations, and as we move forward, we will continue to be true to our heritage as the brand behind the little black boxes which make everything work better together,” noted Hallett. “But, when a product is in full view such as a remote control, keypad, or docking station, it needs a form to fit its function and harmonize with its environment. The XIS100 is literally the ‘shape of things to come’ from Xantech.”
Xantech XIS100 iPod Docking Station Feature Set:
- Stand-Alone iPod Dock
- Stylish Remote with Hi-End Chrome Design
- Compatible with All Current iPods (iPod Classic, iPod Touch, Nano 3G etc…)
- Allows Menu Viewing and Control Direct from Any Viewing Monitor (i.e. Plasma, LCD Projector etc.)
- Component Video and Composite Video Output
- RS-232 and IR Controllable
- Touch Panel Support
- Multi-Language Menu Support
- Direct IR Input on Rear
- Works as Stand Alone or Via On-Screen Video Display
- Album Art Display
- Metadata to and from Xantech CSPLCD Displays with Multi Line Display (or to XTR39 with new RF2IR2w)
- Single Line Metadata Display with Xantech MRC Keypads
- Threaded Inserts for Secure Mounting in Public Places
About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. Since 1969, over two million of these systems have been installed worldwide. The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Pre-amplifiers, Multi-Channel Audio Amplifiers, Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.
Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (www.nortek-inc.com), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential and commercial markets. Nortek, established in 1967, is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.