According to a press release, Marantz is unveiling its Bluetooth-capable IS301 Wireless Dock for iPod, which enables users to integrate their iPods into home theater systems without having to anchor the iPods to an immobile dock.
The release continues by saying that the IS301 features a slim handset that attaches to the user’s iPod and wirelessly streams audio to a module connected to an A/V receiver. The iPod/handset also connects to a base unit that allows video and photos from the iPod to be streamed to a TV (via a CAT5-2/2 video connection). The base unit was designed for tabletop placement or for on-wall installation.
The release adds that the iPod handset features power on/off, input select, and volume controls.
The release goes on to say that the IS301 module that connects to an A/V receiver has analog audio L/R outputs, in addition to component, s-video, and composite video outputs. It also features IR Flasher input and RS232C control and can be connected to any device that supports Bluetooth A2DP.
Kevin Zarow, Marantz’s vice president of marketing and product development, says in the release that “the new Apple iPod interface offers users an incredible level of options, including not only the thumbnail index of music but the ability to browse musical contents by album artwork and cover flow. The Marantz IS301 system lets people expand their usage and enjoyment of this terrific interface, expanding its capabilities into their larger home entertainment systems.”
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