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Integra Upgrades Net-Tune Distributed Audio Technology With PC-Based Servers and New Software Control Capabilities
04/11/03 - Integra has upgraded the capabilities of its Net-Tune Ethernet distributed audio technology with the introduction of a trio of PC applications. These include Net-Tune Central, which enables a standard PC to function as a Net-Tune server; XiVA Producer, which allows a PC to be used to manage a Net-Tune NAS-2.3 music server; and XiVA Utilities, which provides custom installers a suite of tools for managing a Net-Tune server. Net-Tune Central software allows existing Windows-based PCs to function as ‘servers’ for Net-Tune audio systems without interfering with the computers’ other operations. The software searches and catalogs all the digital music files on the PC into a central database, and handles communication, requests, and streams to clients via Ethernet. Consumers can easily generate custom playlists, delete entries form the database, and edit file ‘tag’ information such as artist, track, album, or genre, without affecting the original files in any way. The software operates seamlessly in the Windows background on one or more PCs, allowing access to databases on multiple computers within the home.XiVA Producer provides the ability to browse, edit, and control Integra’s NAS-2.3 Net-Tune server with a conventional PC. The software contains full browsing and editing facilities for the server database, including playlist, album, track, genre and artist information. Audio files can be easily transferred from PC to server, storing all of the audio files in a central location, the NAS-2.3.XiVA Utilities software provides dealers and installation professionals with a suite of tools to clone, back up, and restore Net-Tune servers using a PC. With XiVA Utilities, dealers/installers can provide end-users with invaluable setup and restoration services.Net-Tune Central and XiVA Producer are available as a free download for registered owners of Integra Net-Tune products. XiVA Utilities is only available to authorized Integra dealers and installers. Integra designs and manufactures premium Home Theater receivers, processors and DVD players that are specifically designed to meet the needs of custom audio/video systems installers. Systems integration and convergence technology protocols include RS-232, A–BUS, IR and on-board Ethernet for network connectivity and TCP/IP control.
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