An all-in-one solution that allows a Sonos Sound system to be integrated as part of a home set up is finally here.
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Qualifi Business Manager Joe Salamanca, who distribute the Pronto, says that a solution to the Sonos problem had been a long time coming. However, thanks to AVD Australia and Qualify Systems (no relation to Qualifi) a 2-way plug-in solution has been developed that now allows the music system and the rest of the house talk. And how will Sonos feel about their controller no longer being necessary?
“I think more people might buy Sonos,” says Salamanca. “Sonos sales have taken off, but now they can be fully integrated into an automation system, it means they will definitely be taken into consideration for solution providers of home automation systems. That has to be good for [Sonos].”
Managing Director of AVD, Sandy Howard said “We feel sure that this is going to change the face of home entertainment and integration worldwide. In essence, it’s the missing link between [what we think are the] two dominating products in the market.”
The Philips Pronto Solution will initially be available in the following configurations:
- 1 Pronto + 1 Sonos Zone
- 4 Pronto’s + 4 Sonos Zones
- 8 Pronto’s + 8 Sonos Zones
All solutions require a Philips Pronto TSU9600 and a fully operational Sonos System in the appropriate configuration. All that’s needed then is to load the Pronto GUI model and connect the AVD processor to the network.
Depends on number of controllers needed