Crestron iServer streams iPod content around your home

Crestron have announced the iServer, a home media server that, rather than using its own internal storage, relies on an iPod for content.  Compatible with Crestron's range of distributed audio and video systems, once an iPod is plugged into the front media connection it's fully controllable from any of the company's touchscreen and wireless remotes.  USB-over-IP technology means the iPod can also be synchronized with iTunes on any PC or Mac on the network, without needing to remove it from the iServer.

The iServer is compatible with most iPod models, offering a variety of capacities, and of course the media playlists can be easily changed by swapping over to somebody else's PMP.  Full album, track, artist and coverart can be browsed from any connected Crestron touchscreen.

Outputs on the back of the iServer allow connection with local speakers, both audio and composite and component video.  There's also Crestron's own "CH" CAT5 balanced connections are provided for total compatibility with Adagio and Crestron Home systems. 

Available now, the Crestron iServer is intended for professional installation.

[via Krunker]