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Lenbrook International announces KNX Driver Updates for its BluOS multi-room music system

Popular home control systems now feature improved seamlessness when integrated with BluOS products

BluOS™, the wireless multi-room music management platform by Lenbrook International, announces the release of driver updates for several home control systems. Integrators using RTI, ELAN, Control4, Crestron, and KNX will be able to take advantage of a new series of functions and features with these updated drivers.

The popular KNX control system will receive new BluOS functions and features via third-party visualization servers and IP gateways.

KNX via Gira

BluOS welcomes Gira to the BluOS x KNX ecosystem. Gira debuts its new BluOS plugin for the Gira X1 server, which will allow playback and volume control, as well as preset selection from any KNX keypad. Now Playing information like track name and artist will also be available through the Gira Smart Home app and the G1 keypad.

KNX via BAB Technologie

The first to create a gateway between BluOS and KNX keypads, Bab Technologie will launch its new “Pro” version of the Bluesound Connect app. This version will support more players and automatic player discovery, improving versatility and ease of deployment. From any KNX keypad, the driver will also control playback and volume, as well as preset selection, for ease of use for end customers.

ELAN – Now Available
Version 1.6.2 of the ELAN driver now allows for easy player discovery and player grouping, two of the most requested features by ELAN integrators. This major update simplifies the set-up process for dealers and offers an even more complete user experience through the Elan UI.

Crestron – Now Available
A new unified driver for Crestron – combining the features and functions of the previous Crestron Media Player and the native SIMPL integration – is now available for download as version 1.5.0. With integration support for the full range of Crestron interfaces, the driver includes discreet input selection and improved media browsing logic, while also allowing Crestron Programmers to create a BluOS UI of their own for demanding system designs.

Control4 – Now Available
Increased customization is now possible with the latest BluOS driver for Control4. Integrators can take advantage of the “Global Line In” driver to expand system design possibilities, while the “Player” driver has been improved with the ability to rename devices and groups for quick customization and set up.

RTI – Now Available
The RTI driver version 2.28 offers greatly enhanced user experience, supporting album art while browsing, as well as the addition of preset icons that make access to content quicker and easier. Playlists can also be deleted without leaving the RTI interface.

Rako Controls
UK lighting brand, Rako Controls, join the BluOS third-party app developer network. Integrating with Rako via their Hub, BluOS devices can now be controlled by a Rako wall panel for playback, volume, and preset selections.

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