Legrand Announces Knx Integration For Nuvo Player Portfolio Whole Home Audio System
Free Player Portfolio 4.2 Firmware Update Enables System Control via Worldwide Protocol Supported by Hundreds of Manufacturers
April 13, 2017
Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has announced the integration of KNX, the worldwide communications protocol for smart home devices, into its Nuvo Player Portfolio whole home audio system products via a free and automatic firmware update. With it, owners of these systems will be able to control them using the technology platform that more than 400 manufacturers build upon.
All connected Player Portfolio products will automatically implement the v4.2.0 software update to support this integration. The corresponding app update for iOS and Android devices will also be available for download from iTunes and the Google Play Store.
“Our integration of the KNX protocol is very important to our dealers across Europe. It greatly multiplies the opportunities for them to recommend the Player Portfolio as a part of larger home systems,” said Desirée Webster, senior marketing communications manager, Legrand North America.
The Nuvo Player Portfolio integration of KNX is made possible via ETS programming, and in conjunction with the Nuvo KNX Interface that will serve as a versatile bridge between system components and all KNX based systems, products and functions. Integrators can purchase the Nuvo Interface (Nuvo KNX-INTFPOINT) via Nuvo’s distributor, Vantage EMEA.
Among the other features firmware version 4.2.0 adds to Player Portfolio control capabilities will be the addition of Maximum Volume and Line-In Boost settings and the option to set the Mute button to the Play/Pause function. Additionally, it adds support for Wi-Fi channels in Russia, the Deezer music streaming service in the U.S. and the Napster streaming service in additional regions worldwide.
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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