New Software for NuVo Portfolio Streaming System Eliminates Need for IP Gateway
Helping dealers to provide cost-effective, value-minded solutions, Legrand no longer requires the need for a gateway when installing NuVo whole-house wireless audio systems.
The new software, version 3.0, eliminates the need for the system’s gateway to enable system’s P100, P200, and P300 wireless players to connect directly to a home’s existing Wi-Fi router. A step-by-step setup wizard is included in the software to simplify installation, which is all completed by way of the app. Dealers will also need to download a free update to their clients' iOS or Android apps from the App Store or Google Play in order to complete the upgrade.
“Offering setup without the necessity of the Gateway has been a strong request from our custom integrators,” says Fritz Werder, vice president and general manager of the company’s Nuvo and On-Q product lines. “By engaging the router directly and removing the need for the Gateway, we’ve been able to adapt the system to their installation needs while making the Player Portfolio even more affordable.”
According to Werder, the new software supports direct communication between the Nuvo wireless player components and any Wi-Fi alliance certified dual-band router. A list of recommended routers can be found here.
The new software will have no affect on those systems currently employing the gateway. Werder adds that a system can also operate with a combination of gateway connected devices and devices connected wirelessly directly to the home’s router.
Legrand points out the Nuvo Player Portfolio System provides direct streaming from personal music collections and Internet radio services. The system, which can accommodate up to 16 zones, is controlled through the Player Portfolio App available for Apple and Android mobile devices.
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