Published On: September 19, 2008

Avoca Introduces the VIP Music Edition Residential Music System

Published On: September 19, 2008

Avoca Introduces the VIP Music Edition Residential Music System

Avoca will announce a host of new voice enabled and controllable technologies for personal music collections. The announcement and release will be made at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado.

Avoica-VIP.gifAvoca Semiconductor Inc. (Avoca), a provider of voice-enabled user interface solutions, will launch its new VIP Music Edition• at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 4th, 2008. The new Avoca system is a music control system designed for living rooms, and turns a CD collection into a fully accessible digital library through a touch-and-talk interface. 

 
The VIP Music Edition consists of a VIP Music Player, a wireless VIP Music Companion (MC•), and the Say it-Play it• control interface. The Music Player plays CDs on a slot-loading, front-panel CD Player, stores a copy in lossless digital format in its built-in hard drive, and plugs into any stereo or audio system via RCA or optical cable connections.

The VIP Music Companion is a wireless handheld controller equipped with Avoca's touch-and-talk interface and a 3.0 2.25-inch touch-screen. The screen provides a portable browsing list of its owner's music library by genre, artist, album, or track. By touch or voice, users can control their audio environments, from anywhere in a home, without depending on a direct line of sight to the Avoca Music Player, or to the TV to see a music list.

The Say it-Play it Interface on the MC Controller responds to simple, intuitive voice commands like: "Play The Eagles," "Play the Boss," "Set volume to 8," "Display by Artist" and "Queue Yesterday." The responsive voice control simplifies browsing music collections, while bypassing the menu trees. Users can also attach nicknames or shorter names to music items.

"Consumers already love Avoca's new system," said Avoca President Iain Scott. "Millions of CD collections out there are underutilized, yet they contain treasured memories. Our VIP family of products provides advanced technology designed for residential living spaces, including dedicated music rooms, not the computer corner. The VIP Music Edition makes it easy to slip in a CD, play your music, and create an advanced digital music entertainment system while having fun with family and friends."

Early customers have found the VIP Music Edition a pleasure to use. "The Avoca system works like a charm!" said Larry Sargent from Ottawa, Ontario. "It provides the best audio convenience & performance I could imagine. And we all enjoy having the voice search interface."

The VIP Music Edition is available now from authorized Avoca dealers at suggested prices starting at $3,990. It can be seen at Booth 1095, Denver Convention Center, during the CEDIA Expo show, September 4-7, 2008.

More information can be found at www.avocasemi.com.

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