Russound today announced an important new firmware update for its MBX-Series of products, bringing an enhanced level of installation simplicity and troubleshooting to two of the company’s most highly acclaimed models.
Specifically, with the addition of firmware version 1.02.04, the MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Player and MBX-AMP Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier now benefit from an updated WebConfig installer configuration webpage featuring an intuitive Wi-Fi signal strength indicator, easy navigation from one connected Russound device to any other connected Russound device in the home, and additional benefits that are designed to simplify installation and remote management.
“Our MBX-Series was created to offer our customers access to the best audio content available while prioritizing the value that a custom installer brings to every job. Simplifying the installer’s tasks while doing this means that Russound installers can get their installations done faster and lets them get on to their next jobsite and next customer that much quicker.” said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound.
As Russound’s latest generation of wireless streamers, the MBX-PRE and MBX-AMP are dedicated to high-resolution music performance and installation flexibility, bringing wired and wireless versatility to the client’s musical enjoyment, as well as fingertip control of their music through the easy-to-use Russound App.
The new firmware upgrade gives installers a straightforward interface for verifying Wi-Fi connections while guaranteeing a reliable connection at every installation – an unequivocal necessity in today’s congested Wi-Fi environments.
Also included in firmware version 1.02.04 are several convenience features, one of which is instant access to WebConfig pages for every room in the system, making it easy to navigate by referencing a room’s name. This simplifies the installer’s job by reducing the overall system setup time when multiple Russound products are used in the same system.
Adding to the convenience of built-in, certified dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and mobile-friendly Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, the Russound MBX-PRE and the MBX-AMP include native support of both Apple Airplay® and Chromecast Built-in for Audio, allowing access to almost any music service in addition to the MBX-Series built-in support for TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM, SiriusXM for Business, TuneIn, vTuner, USB audio, and DLNA.
Added Mr. Porritt: “Make no mistake, the MBX series is designed to epitomize the perfect blend of simplicity and reliability. As part of our commitment, automatic and effortless firmware updates will be released regularly in order to improve upon what we believe is the most common-sense wireless streaming option in the custom market.”
More information on the new MBX-AMP and MBX-PRE is available here: