RTI has added the MS-1 Music Streamer to its line of music control products. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona, the RTI MS-1 Music Streamer supports high-res audio, popular streaming services, and locally stored music files. It is intended to be a single-stream solution for RTI control systems in residential or commercial settings, but it can also be used to add a stream to an existing RTI Music system. The MS-1, like the three-stream MS-3, delivers high-resolution audio (24bit/192kHz) from the most popular streaming music services or a local NAS to any room with the push of a button.
“Music is a touchpoint of life, whether you’re at home or at a business, and we want to make it easy and enjoyable to access music playlists and streaming services from within the RTI control experience,” said Neal Ellsworth, Director of Project Management, RTI. “The MS-1 delivers a single-stream option with all the integrator and user benefits of the RTI Music system. Together, the MS-1 and the three-stream MS-3 give the integrator options to cost-effectively get the right number of streams into a project.”
The RTI MS-1 Music Streamer supports lossless audio (FLAC and ALAC) and can connect to popular streaming services or a client’s personal music collection on a local NAS drive or computer. Users can browse playlists and search for favorite songs, artists, and albums on their preferred services via the control app, which is integrated with RTI control and RTI Music.
AirPlay allows any user, including visitors who have Apple Music, to play music from their preferred platform on any Apple device. The Music Queue function allows you to create a music queue on the fly by selecting “play now,” “play later,” or “play soon.” Favorite playlists can include tracks from a variety of sources, including online services and local devices.
RTI Music works with a variety of streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, iHeart, TuneIn, and RTI Music. Apple Music and Amazon Music can be streamed using AirPlay. BBC Sounds and Qobuz are two new services that have been added. It also works with SiriusXM For Business and SoundMachine, two commercial music streaming services with whom RTI just collaborated.
SoundMachine’s fully licensed, cloud-based music service for businesses provides recurring monthly revenue opportunities for integrators implementing the RTI Music streaming audio system. RTI dealers can deliver and monetize fully licensed music services (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, RE-SOUND, and Global Music Rights) in restaurants, bars, hotels, and other commercial applications using this solution as a service.
The MS-1 will be available to distributors and integrators globally in early June.