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The development of new home control software by a UK company is set to allow owners of Control4 software to talk directly to a Sonos multi-room audio system.

Software company Extra Vegetables will demonstrate the new software at next week’s Integrated Systems Europe show  in London, according to company officals.

CEPro in the USA reported: “Sonos is the music streaming solution of choice for many home owners as it provides a convenient way to enjoy music in every room wirelessly,” says Vegetables spokesperson Jane Scotland. “However, up to now controlling a Sonos system and other entertainment equipment has meant juggling a Sonos controller and multiple remotes.”

With the Vegetables solution, users can employ a full range of Control4 interfaces to manage their Sonos music system. From a Control4 touchscreen, for example (the same touchscreen that controls the lights, thermostats and A/V gear), customers can browse through their Sonos music library, create song queues and distribute the tunes to any ZonePlayer on the network. They can also control the volume of the music in any zone.

There are limitations, however. Even with the Vegetables driver, the Sonos system still remains somewhat isolated. Only media from the Sonos database is played by the ZonePlayers. Similarly, the Sonos database is not made available to Control4 devices.

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