Niles Audio Corporation has announced the introduction of the IM-NET Network Audio Integration Module, a source integration card which allows access and simplified control of networked PC and Mac-based digital music files and online music subscription services. In addition, IM-NET is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-compliant so it automatically configures and plays digital content found on networked DLNA-compliant devices, including NAS drives. Designed specifically for the IntelliControl® ICS whole-house entertainment system, IM-NET installs quickly via the GXR2 six-source, six-zone modular multi-zone receiver's card cage design. IM-NET has been named one of three finalists for this year's Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Manufacturer's Excellence "Best New Technology" Award.
"IM-NET represents a substantial leap in IntelliControl ICS's continued evolution," said Frank Sterns, president of Niles. "Now authorized ICS dealers can offer customers integrated and simplified access to all of their favorite networked digital audio as well as online music subscription services and related content," Sterns added.
IM-NET is the latest addition to the growing family of source integration modules that can be utilized with the GXR2 multizone receiver. IM-NET provides IntelliControl ICS users complete access to digital music files, including Digital Rights Managed (DRM) content, found on pre-selected networked PCs and Macs. Additionally, IM-NET simplifies control of online digital music libraries and media content in a way that any family member can enjoy. Its menu-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) delivers the detailed information and control via IntelliControl ICS, keypads, touchscreens and wireless remote controls such as the new iRemoteTS. IM-NET utilizes crystal-controlled timing, a low-ripple Digital-to-Audio Converter (DAC), and 32-bit processing.
• Niles Audio has introduced the IM-NET Network Audio Integration Module, an IntelliControl ICS source integration module which allows access to networked PC and Mac-based digital music files, including DRM files, and online music subscription services
• IM-NET is DLNA-compliant for automatic configuration and playback of digital content found on other DLNA-compliant networked devices, including NAS drives
• Part of the IntelliControl ICS family, IM-NET installs quickly via the GXR2 six-source, six-zone modular multi-zone receiver's modular card cage design
• Its menu-based GUI delivers the detailed information and control via IntelliControl ICS' complete line of keypads, touchscreens and wireless remote controls
• IM-NET features crystal-controlled timing, a low-ripple DAC, and 32-bit processing
• IM-NET retails at $599.95 and is expected to ship the 1st quarter of 2009
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation, 12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (1-800-BUY-HIFI; ext. 197) or by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.