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RTI Music Offers Fully Integrated Solution
RTI MUSIC IS HITTING all
the right notes for integrators.
The new launch from
RTI provides an extremely
cost-competitive price point
with solid margins for music
control solution natively embedded
in RTI's whole-house
smart home control system.
RTI Music is built around
the company's MS-3 music
streamer, which offers up to
three independent music
streams. The 1U rack-mountable
MS-3 is a hi-res audio
DAC capable of handling
24-bit/192kHz files. It also
has seven of the most popular
built-in streaming services
already embedded: Pandora,
Spotify, SirisuXM, iHeartRadio,
and TuneIn for residential
use, and Soundmachine and
SiriusXM Music for Business
for commercial applications.
Using the same RTI interface
for control of lights, security,
thermostat and other
home functions, homeowners
can pull songs from any of
the individual services and
streams to create and edit
playlists and flag favorites.
Users can search across all
the streaming services using
an integrated keyboard, and
access their content via an
RTI remote. The system also
enables users to grab music
from a local NAS drive or from
a PC. It also supports lossless
audio for FLAC or ALAC.
RTI Music also can access
AirPlay, which allows users to
play Apple Music or Amazon
Music files. As many as eight
MS-3s can be stacked to
support multiple users. All
the system configuration is
achieved using RTI's Integration
Designer platform.
Neal Ellsworth, director of
product management, AV, for
RTI, says, " It's all about the
RTI Music is fully integrated into RTI's whole-house control
system. It comes embedded with 7 top streaming services.
music experience. People no
longer have to switch out
of their control system to
access an individual app for a
streaming service. "
The actual interface, which
naturally has the well-known
RTI purple hue as the backdrop,
is a dedicated temBrilliant
Secures $40M in Funding
BRILLIANT HAS ANNOUNCED a $40 million Series B financing
round led by Next47 and Celesta Capital with participation
by Resideo Technologies, August Capital, Peak State Ventures,
Gaingels, and Miramar Ventures.
The new capital brings Brilliant's total funding to date to $61
million and will allow the company to expand its product offerings
and double down on its sales strategy for single-family
homebuilders, multifamily developers, property managers, and
professional integrators.
" We're experiencing phenomenal growth and seeing unprecedented
demand for our smart home system, which delivers
simplicity and interoperability to a wide range of customers, "
says Aaron Emigh, CEO of Brilliant. " As part of the fundraising,
Matthew Cowan of Next47 and Nicholas Brathwaite of Celesta
Capital will be joining Brilliant's board.
A new strategic investor in this financing is Resideo, makers
of smart thermostats, security systems, and behind-the-wall
components and controls. Resideo is also a leading distributor
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plate but it is customizable
by both the client and the
integrator. For example, users
can move their " favorites " to
the top of the menu.
Among CE pro-friendly
aspects include the ability to
remote-in to avoid truck rolls,
and auto driver discovery.
of commercial and residential
security and audio-visual products
through its ADI Global
Distribution business. Resideo
spun off from Honeywell back
in 2017.
" Brilliant is Resideo's first
strategic investment, and
we are extremely excited to
deepen our relationship with
an innovator in the smart
home controls market, " says Travis Merrill, chief strategy and
commercial officer at Resideo. " Brilliant brings the smart home
experience together in a unique and user-friendly way. A key
component of Resideo's long-term strategy is partnering with
residential technology leaders to leverage our product and
channel strengths to provide even more value to customers
and end-users. "
The funding by Resideo
into Brilliant is its first
strategic investment.
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