These enhancements include the integration of Yamaha products with more industry-leading home-control systems, new remote management capabilities and voice control of multi-room audio via Amazon Alexa.
These enhancements will further improve the flexibility of the company’s MusicCast multi-room audio system and enable home-technology integrators to deliver extraordinary home entertainment experiences to their customers.
MusicCast allows a custom integrator to use a Yamaha AVENTAGE AV receiver in the home theatre room and multiple WXA-50 streaming amplifiers to power in-ceiling and outdoor speakers throughout the rest of the home. The integration enhancements on display at CEDIA will provide powerful new ways of controlling and managing the overall system.
“Whether a consumer wants music and audio solutions that are wired, wireless, or some combination of both, MusicCast offers more solutions for everyone. Now, with new control system integration, remote monitoring capabilities and voice control with Amazon Alexa, integrators will find even more ways to amaze their clients with custom-tailored experiences,” says Yamaha Corporation of America general manager of AV division Robert Goedken.
In its booth #5135, Yamaha will demonstrate Control4, RTI and URC systems delivering seamless control of Yamaha music and home theatre products. The company will also demonstrate new remote monitoring and management capabilities for its networked MusicCast products. These enable custom integrators to remotely check the status of products installed in clients’ homes and, for many products, adjust settings or perform a network reset.
Additionally, Yamaha will unveil and demonstrate its MusicCast skill for Alexa, enabling voice control of key product functions through Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show.
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