Over the years custom installers have appreciated the move by the electronics manufacturer Denon
to differentiate its retail and custom installation product lines.
A few weeks ago the company announced three new additions to its custom installation receiver product line (CI) and slotted in the middle of the three products is the AVR-3311 CI, which is engineered by the company to provide installers with a product that is fully featured without the attachment of a big price tag.
To ensure its compatibility with the many advanced control and automation products that populate the market Denon has Worked with companies like Crestron
, Universal Remote Control
, and in addition, to ensure its product line's compatibility in today's digital world, the receiver along with its other products are certified “Compatible with Windows 7
.” Denon says this certification ensures compatibility with the updated ‘Play To’ functionality of Microsoft's latest operating system (OS).
Other features of the receiver include Ethernet connectivity, which facilitates entertainment options such as the inclusion of Rhapsody
, IP-based control and the ability for CE Pros to remotely monitor, diagnose and correct system problems. Rounding out some its non-traditional features are Apple
's "Works with iPhone" certification and DLNA connectivity.
Finally, the receiver incorporates all of the latest custom electronics features such as Dolby
True HD and DTS
MA decoding, Audyssey
MultEQ room correction, Dolby Volume, seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, 12-volt triggers and Anchor Bay