According to a press release, the first fruits of the collaboration between Meridian and Sooloos are manifest in the Control 10 media management touchscreen. The Control 10 now features Meridian SpeakerLink and Meridian Comms protocols, enabling it to operate easily with Meridian loudspeakers, preamp/controllers, and music systems. Check out the release below for more details.
Meridian Sooloos, Together At Last: New Touchscreen Available
Control 10 now offers Meridian SpeakerLink/Comms Connectivity for Simple Integration New York, New York, March 13, 2009—Meridian is pleased to deliver the first of its new designs with Sooloos, the recently acquired manufacturer of server-based home entertainment systems widely acknowledged as the most innovative and sophisticated available. The Control 10 integrates Meridian’s proprietary connectivity with the award-winning Sooloos touchscreen, the most user-friendly media-access solution yet created.
“Our goal for the first Meridian Sooloos product was to incorporate the SpeakerLink technology as well as legacy-standard Meridian Comms, providing an integrated system that was incredibly simple yet technically and sonically superior,” said Meridian CEO, Peter Wellikoff. “Now the Control 10 is not only the perfect complement to a Meridian system, it remains a superb option for any installation requiring the most intuitive media server on the market.”
Featuring the Meridian SpeakerLink and legacy Meridian Comms protocols, the Control 10 can seamlessly integrate with Meridian’s famed Digital Loudspeakers, preamp/controllers, and music systems, and includes RS-232 for integration with the full spectrum of legacy media and home-control systems. The Control 10 also incorporates onboard S/PDIF coaxial digital outputs, permitting it to function as a complete Sooloos “zone”.
The desktop-style Control 10 touchscreen features a razor-sharp 17-inch LCD display with crisp, HD-level imaging and a resistive touch panel with outstanding user feedback. Adding to its ease of use, the Control 10 includes a slot-loading CD drive in its low-profile base for convenient, local loading or playback of content without requiring a computer or outboard disc drive.
The Meridian Sooloos touchscreen uses cleverly integrated heatsinking for a fanless design that renders the Control 10 completely silent, and thus ideal for the most demanding listening environments and customers. Like all Sooloos components, the Control 10 communicates with its Storage and Source components via standard TCP/IP Ethernet connectivity, using either the supplied high-quality Neutrik EtherCon connectors or any conventional CAT5/5e/6 RJ-45 cables.
In the ever-changing world of home-entertainment technology, the Meridian Sooloos mediamanagement system is a complete solution that allows music and photos to be easily accessed easily and reliably stored.