New URC Driver and Addition of Simple API Improve Ease of Integration for Installers

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Award-winning Hi-Res Distributed Audio Platform Continues to Expand Control Options for IoT Applications

ISE 2019, Amsterdam, NL, 31 January, 2019 – Lenbrook International, developer of hi-res audio solutions for residential applications, has announced a new control system driver and simplified API for its award-winning BluOS high resolution distributed audio platform.

Simple API
As IoT grows in popularity, more self-programmable and user-friendly control systems have emerged, allowing those with limited programming abilities or modest project scope to quickly and easily implement aspects of BluOS with smart home keypads or device controllers.

A variety of playback controls are now available as simple API calls, including play, pause, skip, back, volume controls for individual players and groups of players, play present, among others. Full documentation of the simple API commands will be available on the website in early Spring 2019.

New URC Driver
URC installers can now access a robust list of commands when integrating BluOS into URC projects. Combining the best of BluOS’s comprehensive music management functionality with URC’s easy programmability, installers can design and deliver projects that include:

• Full support for browsing music services and local content, including comprehensive content search
• Access to context menus for additional functionality like adding songs to a playlist, or other advanced features
• Full play queue support and management
• Programmable presets
• Rich metadata display, including cover art, player state, and progress bar
• Access to Bluetooth as a source for playback
• Control over grouping players

“The new driver represents a ground-up rebuild,” says Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “We are always looking for ways to enhance the music control experience across the platform. In the years since the first URC driver for BluOS was created, user expectations in the Internet-of-Things space have become more sophisticated and it was important for us that we help our URC customers stay current with these trends.”

The new URC driver will be on demonstration at Lenbrook’s BluOS stand #15-B236 at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 5-9, 2019 at the RAI.

About BluOS
BluOS™ is a premium multi-room audio ecosystem that manages stored and cloud music sources and playback, with support for high-resolution audio streams up to 24/192. Adopted by some of the most renowned hi-fi audio brands and integrated with numerous smart home control systems, BluOS allows for interoperability among enabled devices across brands for maximum versatility and use cases. Integrations with popular streaming music services like Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, Sound Machine, and Deezer, as well as featuring support for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high-resolution formats and codecs, BluOS offers virtually unlimited access to music of all genres for residential and commercial projects. Made up of an operating system and a control application for smartphones, tablets, and PC desktops, BluOS is the ultimate choice for modern distributed audio solutions.

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About Lenbrook International
Lenbrook International, a subsidiary of the Lenbrook Group of Companies, is the owner and manufacturer of award-winning brands for home audio and residential install applications. Its full suite of products from NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, and Bluesound wireless multi-room players, are distributed in over 80 countries, while its BluOS hi-res distributed audio platform continues to be adopted by some of the world’s leading premium audio brands.

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United Kingdom and the European Union

About Lenbrook

Lenbrook Group of Companies was founded in 1978. Today, Lenbrook International owns and manufactures NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, and Bluesound, while also distributing other electronics brands in USA and Canada. Each brand is positioned to complement one another and meet the discerning needs of individuals who demand the highest level of sound reproduction.

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