Marantz’s RC9001 touchscreen remote

Marantz's RC9001 touchscreen remote

Marantz, well-known producer of Hi-End audio receivers, announced its remote control RC9001. Generally, it looks like Philips Pronto. It sports color touchscreen display and will offer integration with Escient Fireball media servers and Lutron RadioRa lighting controls for full multi-room control. Optionally, the RC9001 can be extebded by RX9001 WiFi extender or RX8001 serial extender.

The Marantz RC9001 is expected in mid-September for right around $1000. The funny thing is that there are no any words on official Marantz site!

[via Multiroom]

How to add Marantz SR5600 to the Plutohome system

The Marantz SR5600

Here is a brief how to which can help you to add the Marantz SR5600 Digital Surround Receiver into your Plutohome installation. The receiver has RS232 conector and offers two way communication. This means if you press a button on the SR5600 or its remote you’ll able to see its changed status on Pluto Orbuter.

The interface is built using GSD functionality (GSD – Generic Serial Device, uses embedded Ruby to implement commands and handle responses). Thanks to SR5600.