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CasaTunes Unveils iPhone/iPod touch App for Whole House Audio Automation

FORT COLLINS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CasaTunes®, a leader in whole house audio systems, today announces the CasaTunes App (application) for iPhone® and iPod® touch users. The CasaTunes iPhone/iPod touch app is a feature rich app enabling complete control of music from anywhere in the home. With Native iPhone/iPod touch control, the CasaTunes App brings complete control of all CasaTunes XLi and XLe solutions, as well as other popular multi-room hardware from Russound and Nuvo Technologies for whole house audio control.

“In responding to the growing popularity of iPhone apps, we developed the CasaTunes App for the iPhone to seamlessly integrate with CasaTunes so users can select and play music or the radio in any room in the house from anywhere in the house,” said David Krinker, CEO for CasaTunes. “With a retail price of just under US$200 for an 8GB model, we believe the Apple iPod touch is quickly becoming the wireless remote control of choice for users to control the home, providing an end user experience that was not previously possible.”

The CasaTunes App also adds a smart control option complementing CasaTunes’ existing browser based-user interface. Additional new features include enhanced scheduling options for waking up to music, playlist management and better control over room and room group settings as well as iPhone/iPod touch specific functions, such as personalizing the CasaTunes App using images and photos, and shaking the iPhone/iPod touch for random music selection.

The CasaTunes App for the iPhone/iPod touch is a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers. The app is available via the App StoreSM by searching for CasaTunes. A short demo of the CasaTunes iPhone/iPod touch app is available at: www.casatunes.com/iPhone

CasaTunes is designed to use the PC to distribute music in up to 48 rooms and is simple to setup, install and use with support for playing multiple play lists concurrently throughout different rooms. Using the iPhone/iPod touch, keypads, a remote control or a web browser, users can quickly search and select songs by album, artist, genre, song title or play list and select and play songs from the PC or iPod as well as browse and select SHOUTcast Internet Radio stations. Further, with CasaTunes built-in support for playing songs protected with Microsoft’s Digital Rights Management (DRM), users have access to a virtually unlimited collection of music available from several online music sites, such as Microsoft Zune.

About CasaTunes

CasaTunes designs multi-room audio software and hardware solutions for Microsoft Windows Media Center and networked PC environments, allowing users to control and listen to music throughout the home. Its flagship product line, CasaTunes, is currently available through a network of sales partners. Founded in 2006, CasaTunes is a privately held entity headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado with offices in Florida. Visit www.casatunes.com for more information.

CasaTunes® is a trademark of CasaTunes, Inc., in the United States. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

iPod®, iPhone® and App StoreSM are registered trademarks or service marks of Apple Inc.

source: Business Wire

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