RTI Music and Video over IP Platform Recognized at CEDIA Expo 2021
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 16, 2021 — Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI today announced that RTI Music (MS-3 Music Streamer) and the company’s Video over IP (VIP) platform combined to win four awards presented at CEDIA Expo 2021 in Indianapolis. RTI Music received a CE Pro Best Product Award and Connected Design Award, while the VIP platform earned a Residential Systems Best of Show Award and Residential Tech Today 2021 Innovation Award.
“While we did not exhibit at the COVID-constricted CEDIA Expo this year, we are honored to have received four product awards,” said RTI Head of Global Marketing Bill Hensley. “We thank CE Pro, Connected Design, Residential Systems, and Residential Tech Today for these honors, and look forward to seeing everyone in person again soon.”
Judged by CE Pro editors and industry leaders based on innovation, functionality, and competitive advantages and benefits to the installer, the annual Best Product Awards celebrate the most noteworthy new products and technologies of the year. For 2021, in the Home Theater/Multi-Room Audio/Video category, RTI Music received the Best Media Servers/Streaming Media/DVRs Award. RTI Music was also honored by the Connected Design Awards program, which recognizes the best-designed technologies and solutions that are improving and accelerating the smart home industry and the disciplines they serve. Entries were judged by an esteemed panel of experts from the custom integration and design and architecture communities based on design, innovation, and application.
With RTI Music, users can stream high-res audio (24-bit/192kHz) into any room from their favorite platform or from their local NAS with a simple tap on a touchpanel or remote. RTI Music supports three independent sources and allows for multiple concurrent streams. The app integrates seamlessly into the RTI control system and allows users to access playlists and search favorite songs, artists, and albums on their favorite services. It also supports AirPlay, allowing any user with Apple Music to play on any Apple device. The Music Queue features play now, play later, and play soon options to build an on-the-fly song queue.
Residential Systems Best of Show Award winners were chosen based on several criteria, including value, impact, and uniqueness to the market. This year, judges were impressed with the RTI Video over IP platform. The Residential Tech Today 2021 Innovation Awards honored products for going above and beyond as solutions for everyday tech home challenges and for helping serve the comfort and lifestyle wants and needs of homeowners, naming the RTI VIP platform a winner in the Video Distribution category.
Driven by the VIP-UHD-CTRL Control Module, the RTI Video over IP platform allows integrators to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1GB network switch with ease. This exceptionally flexible system can be installed in minutes, scaled to a virtually unlimited number of endpoints, and controlled natively within the RTI control environment. For the user, everything in the system is conveniently displayed on an RTI touchpanel, remote, or mobile device with video preview, making it easy to align any source with any display with a simple drag and drop.