Symetrix announced the xIO Bluetooth, a Dante-enabled Bluetooth endpoint available in a single gang form factor. Using a Bluetooth 5.0 chipset allows the xIO Bluetooth to offer extended range and audio Bluetooth connectivity via the network. Available in both U.S. and EU form factors, the xIO Bluetooth is compatible with standard single gang U.S. wall boxes with Decora faceplates and EU/U.K. standard wall boxes.
IP control and PoE power simplify installation by allowing a single cable connection from the xIO Bluetooth to a PoE enabled network switch. The xIO Bluetooth may be configured to allow media-only connectivity, phone bridge connectivity or both. All aspects of xIO Bluetooth control can be controlled using Symetrix remotes, SymVue panels, or third-party control systems.
The xIO Bluetooth is a fully integrated member of the Symetrix xIO family of Dante endpoints allowing full control and configuration of the device, including Dante routing, from within Symetrix Composer software. All aspects of the xIO Bluetooth are fully configurable including the Bluetooth friendly device name, Dante channel names, connect/reconnect functionality, and security.
The xIO Bluetooth will begin shipping in Q3.