Crestron have introduced the new CEN-IDOCV-DSW which combines the CEN-IDOCV Interface for Apple iPod functionality plus its tabletop dock into a single, 6″ x 4″ in-wall unit. This dual purpose interface and dock provide a flexible option for whole house audio and video distribution from Apple iPod, iPhone and iPod touch.
Just like the recently released CEN-IDOCV, the DSW provides audio, video, USB, and high-speed Ethernet connectivity to seamlessly integrate iTunes® audio and video with a Crestron whole house AV system. It features Crestron exclusive USB-over-Ethernet technology to remotely synchronise the iPod with any networked computer running Apple iTunes, and uses 2-way communication to reproduce the iPod experience on Crestron touchpanels. PoE compatible, the DSW draws power through the LAN wiring and eliminates the need for a nearby outlet.
Using a choice of two optional mounting kits, the CEN-IDOCV-DSW is designed for easy recess-mount installation in walls – perfect for new construction, renovations and retrofits – adding stylish, practical home entertainment to any interior design. The LOCAL button on the front of the DSW enables navigation directly on the iPod device without undocking, and convenient volume control is achieved by using the VOL rocker button, eliminating the need to have a touchpanel or keypad nearby. Syncing the iPod to iTunes works the same as if it were directly connected to a computer with the Apple USB cable, affording full capabilities for organising and transferring music and video files, podcasts, audio books, and playlists.
“Now users have the option to choose a tabletop docking station for the home office and an in-wall in the kitchen, for example,” said Robin van Meeuwen, Managing Director of Crestron UK. “You can enjoy your entire personal media collection anywhere in the house and on any Crestron touchpanel, just by placing your iPod in the most convenient docking station.”
The personal iPod docking and undocking provided by the IDOCV and DSW are ideal for family members on the go. It is also a perfect complement to the Crestron iServer ™, which uses an iPod as a dedicated audio server always available for whole house entertainment. The CEN-IDOCV and CEN-IDOCV-DSW are the latest interfaces for iPod from Crestron, replacing the original CEN-IDOC.
For further information please call Crestron direct on +44 (0)845 873 8787 or visit the company website: www.crestron.co.uk .”