Russound Collage Due for CEDIA Expo Debut
Russound, at next week’s CEDIA Expo, plans to introduce what director of product management Andy Lewis terms “a game changer for us”: the Collage IP-over-powerline audio distribution system.
“This is not the traditional black-box system, Lewis explains. “It is a multi-source/multi-zone system with built-in intercom functionality among other networking attributes. It is a bridge to PC-based content in a distributed audio system.”
The system uses a media manager component along with amplified keypads that also display information including metadata from various source components and enables simplified switching to a different source. Each keypad also has an FM tuner, a sleep timer and an alarm clock.