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Compass Controls Adds Ovation & Play-Fi Drivers

December 2015

 

Key Digital has announced that Fusion Research Play-Fi is now compatible with the Compass Control System, the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple's iOS devices – iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® – as its backbone 

Fusion Adds Tidal To Ovation & Play-Fi® Music Servers

December 2015

 

Fusion Research has announced the addition of the Tidal lossless streaming music service for their Ovation and Play-Fi music servers...

 

"Ever since signing our agreement with Tidal last summer, we have looked forward to bringing this service to our dealers."  Said Ingo Schmoldt, VP of Sales, Fusion Research.  "Especially with the focus on high resolution audio and adding DTS Play-Fi® to our product lineup, Tidal should be a very attractive option for our customers.

PLAY-Fi® SERVER NOW SHIPPING

November 2015

 

Fusion Research announced today that it began shipping the first Play-Fi™ Servers last week to key partners including fellow manufacturers Paradigm and Martin Logan. 

 

According to Paul Grove, VP of Sales for Paradigm, “...now that we’ve launched our new line of Play-Fi products, we can offer the Ovation Play-Fi Server as the way to bridge our products to all the popular control systems.”

THE FIRST MULTI-SOURCE DTS PLAY-FI® SERVER FROM FUSION RESEARCH

October 2015

 

Through the Fusion Research Play-Fi Server, all DTS Play-Fi products and many leading home automation systems will now be seamlessly compatible with each other, with no additional hardware or integration required.

 

“Finding a bridge to home automation systems is a natural evolution of the DTS Play-Fi platform,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, Play-Fi Division at DTS. “Fusion is an ideal fit for the Play-Fi ecosystem and ensures that the technology’s high definition, wireless solutions are now easily controlled by the major automation manufacturers."

FUSION OVATION PRODUCTS FIRST MUSIC SERVER CONTROL4 CERTIFIED

June 2015

 

Fusion Research, an inaugural Control4 Certified Partner, has announced that on May 27th they officially became the first third-party manufactured music servers to be certified by Control4.


“Fusion Research has been a longtime partner of Control4,” said Noel Gouff, Control4 Senior Director of Business Development. “We are thrilled to have a new certified driver for the Ovation line of music servers to create a seamless user-experience for Control4 Smart Home customers.”

VANTAGE RELEASE SOFTWARE UPDATES INCLUDING FUSION DRIVER

May 2015

 

Vantage, the leader in lighting, audio/video and comfort control systems for luxury spaces, is pleased to announce extensive updates to its Design Center and Equinox software for dealers.


“Vantage Controls has been working hard to create their own two-way driver for EPIC Movie Servers,” said Ingo Schmoldt, vice president of marketing with Fusion RD, “The new updates to Design Center have achieved the results we were looking for and allow for the overall best integration with our line of Cinema, Encore, Genesis, and Premiere EPIC movie servers.”

FUSION INTRODUCES NEW OVATION SETUP WIZARD

April 2015

 

Fusion Research, has just released a new setup utility for its line of music servers.  The new utility features a step-by-step wizard as well as a new configuration assistant tool.  The utility is available as an executable program that may be downloaded directly from the company’s website. There is a short video touring the new wizard on the support page of the website.


"We wanted to create a setup utility that automates, as well as simplifies, the whole dealer installation," mentions Alex Fanti, Chief Technology Officer, "Amongst its other features, it streamlines the iTunes and other remote music folder synchronization process."

AMAZON FIRE TV TWO-WAY DRIVERS AVAILABLE FOR URC, CONTROL4, RTI

January 2015

 

Fusion Research announced that they created two-way IP drivers for Amazon's Fire TV & Stick products.  This IP control that Fusion has written will be able to work with most major home automation companies.  The first drivers available are for URC, Control4 & RTI with a Savant driver available shortly.


"One challenge up to this point, has been how to incorporate the Fire TV into a control job", said Ingo Schmoldt, VP of sales, "Now, with IP control, dealers will be able to fully incorporate an Amazon Fire TV into their client’s projects.”

URC DRIVER FOR OVATION MUSIC SERVERS

January 2015

 

Fusion Research and URC announced today that a new two-way driver for Fusion’s Ovation products is now available for use in both URC Total Control® or ccGEN2®automation systems.  There will be a new two-way driver for Fusion’s EPIC movie server products coming shortly.


"We’ve been working  closely with URC’s engineering team for a long time; it’s been a key goal for us to be able to work with all URC products," said Ingo Schmoldt, VP of sales, "After the announcement at CEDIA that URC dealers would no longer be able to purchase Extra Vegetables Sonos drivers, this became priority number one.  URC dealers now have a choice in affordable high definition whole home audio."

FUSION INTRODUCES NEW PREMIERE MKII MOVIE SERVER

November 2014

 

Fusion Research announced that is now shipping a new version of its popular entry level movie server, the Premiere MkII. It features 2TB of internal storage holding up to 300 DVDs and like all Fusion

movie servers, you can expand your storage by using a standard NAS on the network.


"As we’ve seen the price of HDMI matrix switches drop, a lot more integrators are installing the

Premiere into racks and running them through the entire house,” said Ingo Schmoldt, VP Sales of Fusion Research. “This new product will slot in without the need of an additional custom shelf kit and when the ears are removed, it looks great on its own sitting in a room.”

FUSION RELEASES NEW OVATION DRIVER FOR CONTROL4 2.6 SYSTEMS

October 2014

 

Fusion Research, an inaugural Control4 Certified Partner, has announced the release of a new driver for its Ovation products, taking advantage of the new features available in Control4's 2.6 software release.


"Our engineers worked directly with Control4's Watch & Listen team of engineers from the very early days of development on the Media Service Proxy." said Ingo Schmoldt, VP of Sales, "This direct involvement led to not only improved functionality for the Fusion driver, but additions and improvements to the proxy itself."

FUSION ADDS AIRPLAY RECEIVER TO ALL OVATION PRODUCTS

June 2014

 

Fusion Research announced that it has begun shipping three new products that make up their Ovation Wireless Audio Distribution System.  The new products includes a Base Station that acts as the server, or brains, of the system and two new players, one amplified and one passive.


 “We've had this on our radar screen for a long time." Said Vice President of Sales Ingo Schmoldt,  "Whole home audio distribution utilizing an audio matrix switch is fine for new construction but this product really opens up how integrators will be able to build systems in places where running wire is just not feasible."

NEW PRODUCT:  SIGNATURE - AUDIOPHILE SINGLE SOURCE MUSIC SERVER

May 2014

 

Fusion Research announced today that it is shipping a new audiophile single zone audio streamer called Signature, this product replaces the OMS-0, which is being discontinued.


“The new Signature rounds out our product line with a high quality audiophile-level single source solution that gives the integrator a new choice for top quality in a smaller job." Said Vice President of Sales Ingo Schmoldt, "So many of the current solutions are consumer based products which dealers try to fit into their projects; with the new Signature, they get HD quality audio output that is just not available on consumer based products."

RTI ANNOUNCES NEW DRIVERS FOR FUSION MUSIC & MOVIE SERVERS

​April 2014

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of new two-way drivers for Fusion Research’s popular EPIC movie server platform and Ovation music streamers. Developed by Fusion, the new drivers make it simple for integrators to incorporate the media servers into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, providing their clients with powerful control and enhanced media navigation for the ultimate user experience.

NEW PRODUCT:  ELITE REFERENCE MUSIC SERVER

February 2014

Fusion Research announced today that it is expanding the award-winning Ovation Music Streamer line with the introduction of a new audiophile product called the Ovation Elite.


According to Vice President of Sales Ingo Schmoldt, “...although the current Ovation series of products support the playback of high quality lossless audio starting at $395, we've had a lot of requests for a no holds barred type of product" "Creating the new Ovation Elite, we addressed the needs of the true audiophile and designed a system to deliver reference level audio."