Combining the hottest portable audio product in the world with extensive experience in custom installation products, Sonance, the leader in architectural audio, today introduced the Sonance iPort, an in-wall docking station for the Apple iPod that integrates the player seamlessly into any multi-room audio system as a source component. Compatible with Sonance’s full line of IR control systems, amplifiers and accessories, the iPort turns any room into an iPod concert hall.
“The iPod is an icon in the consumer electronics industry today, and the iPort is the first product that integrates it effortlessly into a distributed audio system,” said Mitch Witten, Sonance Vice President of Sales & Marketing in the press release. “It’s a great solution for existing multi-room systems as well as for new installations. In one room, or in every room in the house, just walk over to the iPort, drop in your iPod and your entire music library is now part of your home audio system.”
The iPort, which will begin shipping before the end of the year, will come in two versions: one that can be installed in any wall location and connected locally or to the main audio system, and a rack-mountable version to integrate the iPod within an audio equipment rack. Additionally, the company has said the iPort will include parts to accommodate all Apple iPod models, as well as connections for power, control and audio output. Pricing for the docking station and accessories are to be announced.
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