|Sonance Introduces In-Wall iPod Interface for Whole-Home Audio Systems|
|Home Theater News Music Servers/MP3 Players News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 23 December 2004|
This month, Sonance will be shipping the iPort, the first in-wall docking station for the Apple iPod that lets the iPod's music play over any whole-home audio system, while also providing battery charging and remote control. The iPort is compatible with all models of iPods and Sonance systems, components, and accessories. As new iPod models are introduced Sonance says that they plan to develop accessories to fit them.
The iPort is designed to match the iPod's contours and styling while providing an ergonomic, secure, in-wall cradle for the player. The iPort also provides the electronic interface for audio, control, and power signals, so that the player responds to both remote control and front panel operating commands as well as charging its battery while docked. When used in a home audio system, iPort allows iPod operation from any room that is part of a distributed audio system.
The iPort chassis employs Sonance's RotoLock mounting system for reliable in-wall mounting, and each iPort is shipped with a custom install accessory kit that contains all the hardware and cables required for a complete installation.
The MSRP for the in-wall iPort with custom install accessory kit is $598. Installation and Apple products are additional.