Systemline, the leading European manufacturer of multi-room home entertainment systems, is a brand of Armour Home. Paul Hilditch, Armour’s Brand Manager responsible for Systemline stated:
“Not that long ago, if you wanted to enjoy the benefits of an installed music system, you would probably have needed to wire your entire home, as well as calling upon the services of a specialist Custom Installer.
This was necessary because all of the equipment and physical media required had to be centrally located, then ‘wired’ to all the rooms in the home. Not surprisingly, the cost associated with this was prohibitive for the vast majority of consumers.
However, during recent years, the situation has changed dramatically. More and more content is being delivered directly to smart mobile devices; including such services as ‘Spotify’, which offers easy access to literally millions of tracks, and very recently ‘iTunes Match’, which stores all of your music in the ‘cloud’.
Such changes mean that there is now no need to have your PC switched on to stream music from it. Indeed there is no need for the PC at all!
Put simply, Systemline Airway makes installed music systems both more accessible and affordable by exploiting these new market realities.”
With Airway, you simply stream content directly from your Apple iPhone (3GS or 4), iPad, or iPod Touch (2G or greater) directly to the Systemline ceiling speakers using Apple AirPlay wireless technology. The only limitation is of course, that your iDevice and app must support AirPlay.
Additionally, because there is no need for room-to-room wiring, connection is simple and a competent ‘DIY’ enthusiast could comfortably install it themselves. Systemline Airway consists of a pair of active ceiling speakers connected using just a single CAT-5 cable (supplied). This in turn is connected to a “Smart Plate” where the power supply and AirPort Express are connected.
To operate the system, users simply open a music playing application on their iDevice and stream music wirelessly to the AirWay system. There is no requirement to dock the device. For ultimate convenience the AirWay system automatically turns on when it detects an audio signal and switches off 5 minutes after the music has stopped.
The Systemline Airway pack has a suggested retail price of £599 inc VAT.
The pack contains all components and connecting cables to complete the installation in one room. If desired, multiple AirWay systems can be fitted into one house and used on the same network. In this case each room is listed when the AirWay icon is pressed. Users simply select the room they are in to enjoy their music.
Systemline was the first European brand to introduce a universal multi-room system back in 1988; it was the first to introduce an all-in-one universal multi-room Central Controller in 1992 and it was the first company to introduce a space efficient multi-room product designed for standard fit in new-build developments in 2000. Systemline Airway is yet another first!