29.10.14

URC Announces the SNP-2 Streaming Network Player

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

The Personal Gateway that Merges All Music Sources into One Simple Solution Graphical menu provides fast access to streaming music s...

The Personal Gateway that Merges All Music Sources into One Simple Solution Graphical menu provides fast access to streaming music services, internet radio stations and stored music using Windows Media® Player or My Music. URC, the leader in whole-house control, has announced the SNP-2 Streaming Network Player. Installed anywhere on the home Wi-Fi network as part of a Total Control® whole-house automation system, users can gain instant two-way access to streaming music services such as SiriusXM® and Pandora® Internet Radio, Rhapsody®, thousands of internet radio stations, their own music collection and stored music using Windows Media® Player or My Music. "In keeping with URC's overall product strategy, the SNP-2 is a superior source for Total Control systems," said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. "It provides a personal gateway that merges all music resources into one elegant solution. In addition, it easily integrates with other popular brands using analog and digital outputs." When connected to a Total Control whole-house automation system, the SNP-2 delivers two-way metadata communication and status feedback through Total Control remotes, keypads, touchscreens and with smartphones and tablets via a URC MRX Advanced Network System Controller. With Total Control Amplifiers, users can stream 44kHz audio to up to 32 different areas and control the music effortlessly in any room indoors or out. Music becomes magic as users choose songs, view artist and album information and set up a party playlists for entertaining-all in just minutes. Serious audiophiles will appreciate the SNP-2's support for 24 bit, 192 KHz FLAC files natively from the analog and digital outputs. It also provides automatic down conversion for DMS streaming. The SNP-2 also can be used as a standalone music component with URC's Complete Control™ system. It is not compatible with URC's ccGEN2 product line. Total Control by URC offers home and business owners unprecedented ease and efficiency. Technologically, it features the latest in innovation and simplicity. Fully scalable, users can begin with a modest system and continue to add features as their needs expand. Home theater, A/V components, lighting, HVAC (thermostat), window shades and security cameras are just a few of the items that can be integrated into a Total Control system from URC. www.UniversalRemote.com