Legrand Unveils New Scalable, Affordable Digital Audio System for Production Homes
DENVER, September 10, 2014 – Offering production home builders and integrators an innovative new option for incorporating home audio into their projects, Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has introduced the On-Q Digital Audio System, which for the first time puts the power of digital streaming content, such as Internet Radio and networked audio content, into a production structured wiring platform. The modular system, which can serve a single zone but is scalable to as many as 16, provides builders with a repeatable, easy-to-install, mortgage-friendly solution for increased profitability.
“Production homes represent a greater opportunity for builders and installers than ever before,” said Walt Zerbe, Product Manager. “Consumers’ acceptance of streaming technology has grown to the point where they almost expect their new homes to have these capabilities. Now builders can meet those expectations with a solution that’s affordable, repeatable and blends into a home’s decor.”
At the heart of the On-Q Digital Audio system is its Audio Distribution Module, which can accommodate up to four sources and distribute that content to four zones. Additional zones can be added using the system’s Digital Audio Expansion Module. Each expansion module adds 4 zones, and the system can accommodate up to three expansion modules for a system total of 16 zones. The system is managed by the Digital Audio Expansion Module, with each zone being controlled through keypads or smart devices.
Each keypad serves as both a 20-watt amplifier and controller for that zone, and each keypad can be used to select a source and adjust the volume or mute the audio. The system also features a unique “Favorite” selection for each zone that, with the touch of one button, can recall a preferred source at a preset volume. For added convenience, the system can also be operated via any iOS or Android device with Legrand’s intuitive Digital Audio App.
For introducing sources offering digital content, such as streaming Internet services (Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS XM, and others), the system uses a Digital Input Module, which connects it to the network to access steaming content as well as content that may reside on the home’s network.
The system also offers two options for accommodating analog sources, such as cable boxes, gaming systems, or CD players through line level inputs.
The Local Source Input fits neatly into a single gang and delivers content from the connected device to that zone. The Global Source Input also fits into a single gang and can distribute its content globally throughout the system.
The Legrand On-Q Digital Audio System Components
Audio Distribution Module (AU7000)
Expansion Module (AU7004)
Amplified Keypads (AU7010)
Digital Audio Input Module (AU7001)
Local Source Input Module (AU7008)
Global Source Input Module (AU7007)
Power Distribution Module (PW1020)
Power Supply (PW1060)
For more information on the On-Q Digital Audio System from Legrand, contact On-Q at 800-223-4162 or visit www.legrand.us/onq.
Legrand is the 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 and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).www.legrand.us
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