Giving dealers and their customers more audio flexibility, control and automation provider RTI has augmented its family of music control solutions with the MS-1 Music Streamer, announced during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona this week.
The MS-1 provides integrators with a single-stream solution fully integrated with RTI control systems in residential or commercial settings. It can also add a stream to an existing RTI Music system, the award-winning distributed audio platform RTI debuted last fall.
Like the three-stream MS-3 that launched late last year, the MS-1 supports seamless delivery of lossless (FLAC and ALAC) and high-resolution audio (24bit/192kHz) from popular streaming music services or from a local NAS drive or computer to any room with the touch of a button.
“Music is a touchpoint of life, whether you’re at home or at a business, and we want to make it easy and enjoyable to access music playlists and streaming services from within the RTI control experience,” says Neal Ellsworth, RTI director of product management.
“The MS-1 delivers a single stream option with all the integrator and user benefits of the RTI Music system. Together, the MS-1 and the three-stream MS-3 give the integrator options to cost-effectively get the right number of streams into a project.”
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RTI MS-1 Music Streamer Supports Playlists, Resimercial Audio Jobs
Integrated with RTI control and RTI Music, users can access playlists and search favorite songs, artists, and albums on their preferred services, all within the RTI control app.
AirPlay enables any user — even a guest — with Apple Music to play from their chosen platform on any Apple device. To build a queue of songs on the fly, the Music Queue feature enables “play now,” “play later,” or “play soon.”
Favorites playlists can integrate songs from multiple services and local devices, the company says.
RTI Music integrates with an array of streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, iHeart, TuneIn, and an AirPlay option that enables Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Newly added services include BBC Sounds and high-resolution streaming specialist Qobuz.
For dealers working in commercial or resimercial environments, as the ISE tradeshow attendees represent, the MS-1 also integrates with commercial streaming service providers SiriusXM For Business as well as SoundMachine, with which RTI recently partnered.
That partnership provides integrators installing the RTI Music streaming audio system with recurring monthly revenue options featuring SoundMachine’s fully licensed, cloud-based music service for businesses.
(RTI notes that together as a service, this solution enables RTI dealers to offer and monetize fully licensed music services – ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, RE-SOUND and Global Music Rights – in restaurants, bars, hotels, and other commercial applications.)
RTI says the MS-1 will ship in early June to distributors and integrators worldwide.