Month: January 2018

SoundMachine & Fusion Research Announce Partnership

Los Angeles, CA  1/24/18 –  SoundMachine announced today that its streaming music service has been added to Fusion Research’s line of music servers. This service will show up as an automatic update on any Summit-based Fusion music server’s configuration utility. SoundMachine is a top-notch music service that provides a highly-specialized and fully-licensed music platform for business, offering both set stations and custom playlists for companies that require a higher degree of personalization with their music content. They rely heavily on custom installers to promote the service, to whom they offer a Partner Program with a very attractive recurring revenue incentive. “The custom integration market is an extremely important growth channel for us”, said Matteo Luppi CEO of SoundMachine, “Fusion was the perfect partner to help us in this key market.  By having our service included in Fusion’s music servers, we are immediately available to be used in most of the leading automation systems.” This service will be available through Fusion’s partner control companies including Crestron, Control4, RTI, Elan, URC, Niles, Speakercraft, Compass Controls and some …

CES 2018 – Las Vegas, NV

CES 2018, the Las Vegas consumer electronics fair held on January 9th-12th, has bid farewell to its more than 160,000 attendees. Despite a blackout that shook the fair on the second day (which the most prepared used as an opportunity to show off in the dark), the event was a success. Little data has been given regarding launch dates, but each company had an opportunity to display what they have to offer. Representatives from the SoundMachine team were in Las Vegas to observe the event. Among the featured products were a variety of massive screens, impressive sound systems, and aerial taxis that will take over city transportation in no time. Both well-established companies and up-and-coming startups demonstrated not only their current offerings, but what the future of the industry holds. Google and Amazon’s Constant Battle This year, Google and Amazon are still competing to gain the largest possible market share (taking into account that Siri has long been lagging in popularity). And if in 2017 the unanimous winner was Alexa, this year Google and its …