Convergence Is Key At D&H
“We’re getting closer every day,” Kaplan said. “That attachment of the TV world to the networking world is a transition that’s inevitable; convergence is an absolute. But it’s also a transition that’s going to take some time. Can I give you a time and day? No. But we’re moving closer and closer to the digital living room.”
To leverage one segment of that convergence trend, D&H recently beefed up its line of distributed audio and video products to meet increasing demand. “We added them because it’s one of our fastest growing technologies,” said Dan Schwab, D&H’s vice president of marketing. “They include a lot of new features, wireless capabilities and are easier to integrate with home entertainment systems.”
Those new products include Yamaha’s wireless-enabled MusicCAST line of audio servers, clients, control systems and speakers; Philips Streamium system, which wirelessly connects to an iPod or other media player and accesses video, audio and games from the Internet for playing on a home theater system; and Russound’s multi-room audio products, including the RNET A/V control system.