updated 10:40 pm EDT, Tue May 19, 2009
Russound iPhone control
Russound has announced RNET Touchpoint, an interface for the iPhone and iPod touch that works in conjunction with the TCHS1 access point. The Touchpoint system is used control the company's multiroom audio systems from the mobile device. The router connects to any IP-based wireless LAN, providing customized interface screens that can be viewed in Safari. Users can enter the IP address of the TCH1S and save it as a bookmark on the iPhone or Touch home screen.
The device provides instantaneous system status feedback and converts commands from HTML to RS232 serial data, which is then sent to the Russound audio system. Commands include play, pause, previous, next, and volume plus or minus. Buttons are also provided for selecting specific discs and audio zones.
The RNET Touchpoint TCH1 will be released this June at a price of $600.