|Niles Audio Brings HD Radio Broadcasts To The Entire Home|
|Home Theater News Music Servers/MP3 Players News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 22 August 2006|
Niles Audio Corporation announced the official release of a new HD Radio module (TM-HD/R) for the company’s IntelliControl ICS whole-house distributed audio system. The new module enables IntelliControl ICS users to listen to digital HD Radio broadcasts and the new HD2 multicast channels through their distributed audio system anywhere in the home while viewing HD Radio datacasting – the traffic, news and other station information which accompany HD radio signals – on the system’s wireless iRemote, touchscreens and wall-mounted displays. IntelliControl ICS is the first HD radio-enabled wireless product to display HD radio datacasting on a wireless user interface.
Niles’ new HD Radio module is designed specifically for the IntelliControl ICS whole-house distributed audio system, a product that was recently honored as Product of the Year for 2006 by Electronic House magazine. Thanks to the IntelliControl ICS system, listeners can now enjoy digital HD Radio AM /FM broadcasting, Sirius and XM satellite radio, iPod, CDs, IP-based music players, conventional AM/FM radio and other legacy audio sources, simultaneously, in any room in the home – all at the touch of a button!
HD Radio transforms FM broadcasts into CD-quality programming. AM radio, in turn, is broadcast with FM-like fidelity. There is no hiss, distortion, or signal drop-off. HD Radio also allows for HD Radio datacasting – so listeners can get album, artist, track, news and traffic alerts on their IntelliControl ICS iRemote, touchscreen or wall-mounted display. Furthermore, HD Radio is enabling FM stations around the country to offer over 300 new multicast channels in addition to digital versions of their standard stations. Best of all, HD Radio is free: There are no ongoing service or subscription charges. All you need to enjoy the benefits of HD Radio is the equipment to make the most of it. In the future, Niles has plans to offer other AV products featuring HD Radio technology
Niles Audio will introduce the new IntelliControl ICS HD Radio module at CEDIA EXPO 2006, September 14-17, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Shipping in early 2007, the module and all IntelliControl ICS products will be sold through a select network of factory-authorized Niles dealers.
Source: Press Release