CasaTunes debuts Muslim call to pray feature

CasaTunes, which is distributed by Oceanic Distribution, today announced its new call to Muslim Prayer feature, available on both the CasaTunes Music Server and the DIY musicBox 6.

Powered by CasaTunes’ technology, the musicBox 6 music system is designed for easy and quick installations in pre-wired and pre-construction homes. The DIY musicBox 6 includes a four stream CasaTunes music server, a six-room power amplifier, six keypads and an IR remote.

CasaTunes Music Servers are an intelligent sophisticated whole house audio system, providing endless amount of music including disc, networked and Internet music, as well as complete control of the system using the CasaTunes Android and iOS apps.

Muslim Prayer support gives customers the option to schedule and customise call to prayers so when it is time to pray, CasaTunes will stop the current music and begin playing the call to pray. Once the call to pray is completed, CasaTunes resumes playing what was previously playing, all without any user intervention.

CasaTunes has seen increased interest for its whole house audio solutions from the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates, and recently HDL Dubai signed on as the CasaTunes distributor for the Middle East.

“We have been seeing a steady increase in demand coming from the Middle East as a result of our partnership with HDL and HDL Dubai. Many customers in this region were asking if CasaTunes could automate support for Muslim prayers time announcement (Adhan), and to satisfy the needs of our customers, we developed the first multi-room audio solution with integrated Muslim call to pray support,” said CasaTunes vice president of business development Steve Guerra.

The new feature enables the customers to select which rooms to play the Adhan, select which day to enable or disable the Adhan on a weekly schedule basis, select a different custom Adhan for each daily prayer and provide fine-grain control over when prayers start.

Daily prayers times are very important and measured according to the movement of the sun, and therefore change daily. These prayers include near dawn (Fajr), after midday has passed and the sun starts to tilt downwards around noon (Dhuhr), in the afternoon (Asr), just after sunset (Maghrib) and around nightfall (Isha’a).

CasaTunes provides several common prayer time calculation methods that take into account exact location and Asr jurisdiction. In addition, custom prayer time calculation method can be created and end user adjustments can be applied to these calculated values.

“We are extremely pleased that CasaTunes quickly responded to our markets request to develop the Prayer time and Adhan announcement, which allows our customers the flexibility to listen to the Quran or music and to accurately schedule prayer time every day. Having Adhan built into the CasaTunes system gives us a total solution for the Muslim community,” said HDL Dubai operations manager Mohamed El Bachtigui.

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