SpeakerCraft, a designer of custom audio installation products, on Monday introduced MODE, or Music on Demand Experience. The device is a full-color wall-mounted screen that lets well-heeled audio enthusiasts access and control their multimedia equipment, including their iPod, in up to six rooms of their home. MODE features a scroll wheel and push-button access.
The device works using SpeakerCraft’s
(MZC) system. The MZC can control hard drive-based music servers, satellite radio, AM/FM radio tuners and any other source that responds to infrared commands, according to the manufacturer. Although the artwork supplied by SpeakerCraft shows what looks like an artist’s rendering of a custom IR base paired with the wall unit, the company’s Web site describes the MZC as working with an iPod using an infrared emitter and TEN Technology’s naviPod, an IR-based interface for the iPod, as well as an analog output from the iPod’s dock to the MZC itself.
SpeakerCraft plans to make MODE available through its dealer network beginning this fall. Pricing was not available.