Niles Ships Second Generation iPod Solutions
Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name In Custom Installation®, today announced that it is now shipping the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 iPod Integration Module, plus two new iWARE connectivity solutions for iPod: the SmartDock2 Docking Station and the ES2 Wall Mount Extender System.
These three new products provide compatibility with all the latest iPod devices, supporting Apple’s new iPod charging circuitry. Niles is proud to announce that the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2, the SmartDock2, and the ES2 are fully compatible with all new-generation iPods. In addition to this enhanced functionality, the two new iWARE products, the SmartDock2 and the ES2, are now fully compatible with the ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver. System designers and installers now have the opportunity to specify complete iPod solutions for this popular whole-house audio system.
“The iPod is the most popular music source for our distributed audio systems, so it’s important that we provide compatibility with Apple’s latest offerings,” says Frank Sterns, president of Niles. “With the introduction of these three new products, Niles again demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with up-to-date solutions. The iPod has evolved, and Niles’ connectivity solutions have evolved along with it,” Sterns added.
The SmartDock2 is an iPod docking/charging station that conveniently switches iPod connections between iTunes® operating on a PC, and Niles MultiZone systems with the touch of a button. It is also a convenient way to keep the iPod charged. The ES2 Wall Mount Extender System enables the user to locate the iPod that’s connected to the system virtually anywhere in the home, while preserving the signal quality and the iPod menu system. It utilizes balanced/differential audio to maintain pristine audio quality and to reject noise and hum pickup. The third new product is the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 iPod Integration Module: a new IntelliControl ICS source card that, like the SmartDock2 and ES2, addresses new-generation iPod compatibility issues. The IM-iCARD2 also integrates exclusively with the SmartDock2 and ES2, to provide system designers and installers with a complete IntelliControl ICS iPod solution.
The SmartDock2 and the ES2 each retail for $149.95. The IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 retails for $249.95. All models are currently shipping.
- Niles has begun shipments of three new iPod integration products: the IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 iPod Integration Module, the iWARE SmartDock2 Docking Station, and ES2 Wall Mount Extender System.
- The IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2, the iWARE SmartDock2, and ES2 are now compatible with latest iPod devices.
- When combined, the IM-iCARD2, SmartDock2, and ES2 provide a complete IntelliControl ICS iPod integration solution.
- The SmartDock2 and the ES2 are fully compatible with the Niles popular ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver.
- The iWARE SmartDock2 Docking Station retails for $149.95
- The iWARE ES2 Wall Mount Extender System retails for $149.95
- The IntelliControl ICS IM-iCARD2 retails for $249.95
About Niles Audio Corporation
Miami-based Niles Audio Corporation is a 31-year-old company recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation®. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world’s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users which enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting http://www.nilesaudio.com or by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation, 12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (1-800-BUY-HIFI; ext. 197).