URC launched the SNP-2 Streaming Network Player today, a Wi-Fi-based streaming music box that can send content from services such as SiriusXM, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, thousands of internet radio stations, the homeowner’s own music collection and stored music using Windows Media Player or My Music.
When connected to a URC Total Control whole-house automation system, the SNP-2 delivers two-way metadata communication and status feedback through Total Control remotes, keypads, touchscreens and with smartphones and tablets via a URC MRX Advanced Network System Controller. With Total Control Amplifiers, users can stream 44kHz audio to up to 32 different areas and control the music effortlessly in any room indoors or out. Music becomes magic as users choose songs, view artist and album information and set up a party playlists.
The SNP-2’s support for 24 bit, 192 KHz FLAC files natively from the analog and digital outputs. It also provides automatic down conversion for DMS streaming. The SNP-2 also can be used as a standalone music component with URC’s Complete Control system. But, it is not compatible with URC’s ccGEN2 product line.