Wi-Fi can make or break an installation. If the signal is strong and reliable, you’re golden; if not, you’re left struggling to shore up the system. Russound understands the finicky nature of Wi-Fi when setting up a streaming music system and has launched a firmware update that helps home systems integrators ensure that Wi-Fi connections to Russound’s MBX-Series of products are solid.
With the addition of firmware version 1.02.04, the MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Player and MBX-AMP Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier now benefit from an updated WebConfig installer configuration webpage.
According to Russound, the page features an intuitive Wi-Fi signal strength indicator, easy navigation from one connected Russound device to any other connected Russound device in the home, and additional benefits that are designed to simplify installation and remote management.
“Our MBX-Series was created to offer our customers access to the best audio content available while prioritizing the value that a custom installer brings to every job,” says Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound.
“Simplifying the installer’s tasks while doing this means that Russound installers can get their installations done faster and lets them get on to their next jobsite and next customer that much quicker.”
New Update Includes Instant Access to WebConfig Pages
Also included in firmware version 1.02.04 is instant access to WebConfig pages for every room in the system, making it easy to navigate by referencing a room’s name.
This simplifies the installer’s job by reducing the overall system setup time when multiple Russound products are used in the same system.
Adding to the convenience of built-in, certified dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and mobile-friendly Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the Russound MBX-PRE and the MBX-AMP include native support of both Apple Airplay and Chromecast Built-in for Audio.
This allows access to almost any music service in addition to the MBX-Series built-in support for TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM, SiriusXM for Business, TuneIn, vTuner, USB audio, and DLNA.
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