RTI Elevates the Audio Streaming Experience With RTI Music
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 1, 2021 — Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI today announced the new RTI Music and the MS-3 Music Streamer. RTI Music is designed so that technology integrators can deliver an exceptional streaming experience to their clients with native control through any RTI control system. For home or business owners, RTI Music is an entirely seamless control experience, eliminating the need — for example — to exit the control app to search for music and access a playlist. With RTI Music, users can stream high-res audio into any room from their favorite platform or from their local NAS with a simple tap on a touchpanel, remote, or their favorite mobile device.
RTI Music supports three concurrent streams from sources including Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SiriusXM for Business, SoundMachine, and TuneIn. The AirPlay interface enables streaming from Apple Music and Amazon Music. The Music Queue features play now, play later, and play soon options to build an on-the-fly song queue, while the Favorites playlists integrate songs from multiple services and local devices.
“Where RTI Music really shines is the user experience, which is fully integrated into the control system,” said Neal Ellsworth, RTI Director of Product Management. “Sources, zones, favorites, and playlists are all managed from a single interface, even when creating on-the-fly music queues from multiple services or local devices.”
RTI Music operates natively within the RTI control system, making it easy to access playlists and search favorite songs, artists, and albums on favorite services and then direct the music to the room(s) of choice. A music collection on a local NAS drive or computer can be accessed and fully integrated with support for lossless audio (FLAC and ALAC) formats. The three streams in the MS-3 can keep the whole family engaged, while the lossless audio capability and local drive access can satisfy the audiophile.
RTI Music and the MS-3 Music Streamer are designed with the integrator in mind. When connected, the RTI Integration Designer programming platform will automatically discover the MS-3, while the configuration utility makes it simple to set up homeowners’ music accounts. The 1U-chassis MS-3 pairs with RTI audio distribution systems for seamless audio throughout the home.