URC Adds Total Control Of Russound® MBX Streaming Audio Solutions

Seamless IP integration and control for Whole-House Audio Distribution

HARRISON, NY (May 18, 2020)—URC, a global leader in smart automation and control for residential and commercial applications, launched today a two-way IP module for integration of its award-winning Total Control system with Russound MBX Streaming Audio Solutions. The module is available today to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal.

“We’re excited to be adding two-way integration of Russound’s MBX streaming audio solutions to our portfolio of Total Control integration partners,” said Lars Granoe, URC VP of Product Development. “This new module makes configuration of Russound’s MBX streaming products with URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system a breeze for trained and authorized dealers.”

“The MBX Streaming Audio products are part of our Russound Certified Installer (RCI) program, so just like URC”s Total Control system, these products are also sold only thru trained and authorized dealers to ensure proper installation and configuration,” commented Charlie Porritt, CEO, of Russound. “Both companies are committed to the CI Channel, and expansion of our integration partnership makes logical sense for the CI community.”

The module supports both the Russound MBX AMP and MBX PRE models, which both feature streaming services from Spotify® Connect, Tidal®, Sirius XM®, Deezer®, TuneIn® and vTuner®, giving the homeowner a plethora of streaming services to choose from using any URC Total Control User Interface. Homeowners can easily select and control songs, playlists and favorites, view metadata, browse content and manage groups. Homeowners can also set and recall favorite songs or playlists directly from any URC Total Control Interface.

Russound’s MBX-AMP is a full-featured streaming audio player with a built-in amplifier; the MBX-PRE is a preamp-only (non-amplified) version designed to be the perfect streaming audio source for Russound’s MCA-Series amplifiers / controllers like the MCA-66 and MCA-88. URC announced a module to control Russound’s MCA-Series amplifiers / controllers last November.

Total Control 2.0 is URC’s smart automation and control system featuring premium performance, highly customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration. Total Control 2.0 is perfect for commercial facilities such as bars & restaurants, conference rooms & executive offices, common areas & amenities spaces in multi-dwelling units, hospitality and classrooms.

Interested systems integrators can email totalcontrol@universalremote.com to learn more.

About Russound

Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound, a leader in multi-room audio and home entertainment - inside and out, offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy the finest entertainment. With more than 50 years’ experience, Russound continues to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest technologies with easy-to-use control systems to give customers high-performance home entertainment at their fingertips.

About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC® is a global leader in smart home automation and control solutions. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control®, MX HomePro® and Complete Control®. Innovative URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals. Its award-winning technical support and training make URC the best choice for home automation.

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