ReQuest Streams Ahead with iQ Intelligent Music System
September 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsBallston Spa, New York—September 7, 2007—ReQuest, Inc.’s iQ Intelligent Music System has won universal praise for its uniquely elegant integration of whole-house audio and music-server technologies. The iQ Intelligent Music System range combines the convenience of easy and intuitive multiroom sound with the high-end sonic quality and powerful musical storage of hard-disk-based design for which the New York State company is well known. Now the iQ Intelligent Music System adds even more value and utility, with the introduction of dual-stream Internet radio capability.
Effective immediately, fully integrated streaming audio takes the form of two additional, dedicated sources, over and above the four music-server “sources” already inherent in the iQ family design. This makes the Intelligent Music System the first server-based whole-house solution to offer six independent music sources out of the box, ready for plug-and-play enjoyment in up to eight rooms or zones. Users may stream any of the thousands of MP3 Internet-audio sources scattered across the Web, simply by entering the URL or IP address; “stations” can then be identified by an attached icon, or an image such as album-cover art or a user-selected photo, for easy graphical access from the iQ system’s in-wall and freestanding touchscreen controllers. And of course, either or both streaming source can be enjoyed from any or all of the Intelligent Music System’s rooms or zones.
Dual-stream Internet audio is included at no additional charge in all new shipments of iQ Intelligent Music System servers: models IMS.400, IMS.600, and IMS.800. Existing Intelligent Music Servers can be retrofitted with dual-stream capability by Request at a cost of $500.
ReQuest, Inc.’s home-entertainment systems have set the standard for high-end digital media storage, management, playback, and system integration since 1998. The Company’s award-winning music servers and video-management systems are the accepted leaders in cutting-edge technology. The company enjoys being regarded as having the best service in the industry, with an installed base of more than 20,000 units. Recently, ReQuest was ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest-growing private businesses in America for the second year in a row. For more information, visit www.request.com