NetHearer Audio Expansion Card

NetHearer Audio Expansion Card
NetHearer Audio Expansion Card




NetHearer Audio Expansion Card for our Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher

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Price:$500.00
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NetHearer

Audio Expansion Card allows your phones, iPods, tablets, PC music libraries, in (several different) clouds, internet radio, cable boxes, Blu-ray. integrate all these sources with your in-wall speaker systems. The NetHearer Audio Expansion Card is the network audio expansion board for our Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher. It is not a stand alone product but must be installed in the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher (See Accessories TAB above).

NetHearer Audio Expansion Card Features:

    Digital Audio Source (transmitter) device Specs:
    • Up to 16 stereo simultaneous sources streamed to the network
    • Dynamically selectable from the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher input (analog or digital)
    • RTSP/RTP streaming
    • Automatic discovery via Upnp/Bonjour/others
    Digital Audio Renderer (playback) Device:
    • Up to 16 stereo simultaneous sources streamed from the network
    • Dynamically routable to any Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher output or outputs (analog or digital)
    • RTSP/RTP streaming
    • Automatic discovery via Upnp/Bonjour/others
    Supported Digital Audio Players:
    • Plays music/audio from network storage or internet sources
    • Dynamically routable to any Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher output or outputs (analog or digital)
    • Configuration by web interface, telnet, or RS232
    Ethernet Control:
    • Fully configurable, supporting all commonly used options
    • Stable and reliable Linux networking stack
    • DHCP or static addressing
    • Control socket via Web page, Telnet, SSH, or RS232
    • Control4 SDDP support
    • Automatic discovery via Upnp/Bonjour/others
    USB Host port: Used for expansion, such as wireless, Mic input, Bluetooth, etc
    RS232 input and output: Ethernet => RS232 capability to control external RS232 devices
    Flexible, open Linux based system platform which allows easy addition new 3rd party audio players/codecs
    Internal design:
    • High speed ARM processor
    • Linux operating system with 4GB of removable flash storage
    • Fully digital datapath
    • Designed and manufactured in the USA
This NetHearer Audio Expansion Card audio will give you a simple one step method to play all your mobile device's music to any room or group of rooms. A single NetHearer will support all the speakers/rooms in the house and as many as 8 simultaneous users. Full support for virtually all mobile devices and file formats.

The NetHearer Audio Expansion Card now includes full support for Logitech media server (also know as Squeezebox). It will support up to 48 Squeezelite players and a native Logitech media server on a single device!

The NetHearer Audio Expansion Card allows you to easily add up to 8 simultaneous streams of these popular services to your project:
  • iOS, Android, and Windows (mobile & desktop) direct audio streaming
  • Pandora, TuneIn, Spotify, Sirius, Slacker, Last.fm, Sky.fm, and many more audio services with full control integration
  • Integrated music library (including iTunes) via Logitech Media Server (Slimserver) without a PC
  • Cloud based music library support
  • Full hi-res cover art and metadata for all your music regardless of source
The NetHearer Audio Expansion Card adds the following functions to the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher:

Network audio rendering: A network audio renderer is a virtual speaker or group of speakers that other applications can connect to and use for audio output. NetHearer Audio Expansion Card supports multiple audio streaming formats to enable compatibility with most devices. Up to 8 independent audio renderer streams can be played at once (to any combination of Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher outputs).

The NetHearer Audio Expansion Card has a revolutionary patent pending algorithm that allows you to control the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher outputs directly through Bonjour or Upnp. This feature allows you to customize up to 48 different audio groups that can be directly selected by the user when connecting to NetHearer. Each of these groups can trigger a unique matrix switching function which will intelligently route the route that stream to all the appropriate speakers in one step! See the link above for full details on how this will greatly simplify the user experience.

Some examples of how you can use the audio renderer channels:
  • Streaming audio from your smart phone to your in wall speaker system (all phones supported either natively or through free apps)
  • Streaming audio from your home media server to your in wall speaker system
  • Streaming audio from your Logitech media server to your in wall speaker system
  • Audio backchannel support over Ethernet (send audio back to the rack from each TV, requires VRX at each TV)
  • Generic DLNA renderer which can play to all your in wall speakers
Network audio sourcing: A network audio source is a server device that can stream audio to other renderers on the network. The NetHearer supports multiple audio streaming formats to enable compatibility with most devices. Up to 8 independent audio source/server streams can be played at once.

Some examples of how you can use the audio source channels:
  • Stream audio from any source connected to the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher to wireless Ethernet speakers
  • Stream audio from any source connected to the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher to home theater receivers in other zones
  • Stream audio from any source connected to the Oregon DSP Audio Matrix Switcher to VRX or other standard media players
  • Generic DLNA server for all your live matrix audio sources



Control solutions: Full control of all network audio functionality AND CMX matrix functionality through any one of several network interfaces (Web, Telnet, SSH, RS232). Automatic discovery algorithms such as Control4 SDDP, Bonjour, and UPnP making connecting and configuring the switch easy. NAB100 also supports a full RS232 output which can be used to control external devices (via Ethernet).

USB expandability: NAB100 features a standard USB host port for expandability. Supported or planned modules include wireless Ethernet adapters, Bluetooth adapters, Microphone inputs, and Stereo capture inputs.

3rd Party software: NAB100 is an open platform. This means that just about any program designed to run on Linux can be easily ported to this device. Contact us for more details on how to customize your network audio player.

The NAB100 will automatically be detected by the CMX control software after installation. The new digital video control commands will be available via front panel, IR, RS-232, or Ethernet control.

This product is covered by our 100% risk free guarantee and our standard warranty.



Special NOTE: We are continuously improving and adding capabilities to this product through new internal and 3rd party software. All new features can be easily enabled by running our web updater and then selecting the desired features through the web config interface. Some features on the website may be work in progress, and other new features may not be shown here. Please contact sales@video-storm.com or call us for the latest information.

The total number of streaming channels possible will depend on both your network performance and the CPU utilization required by each audio format. Each streaming audio channel takes from 0.2 to 1.7 MBps network bandwidth. Current CPU performance is around 9% per stereo channel with encryption and lossless compression enabled (less if these are not used). A typically 54MBps wireless network without strong interference can handle about 8 concurrent high quality audio channels without frequent disruptions.

Unit includes:

NAB100 network audio board Installation cables 3 year warranty

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Network audio players A network audio player application is a user interface that enables creating connections between audio sources and audio renderers (player applications are also known as "control points"). NAB100 supports both external player applications and locally executed/hosted applications. Since NetHearer Audio Expansion Card is an open system, additional player applications can be added easily. Some examples of external player applications: Android DLNA remote controls Control4 Navigator iTunes Windows Media Center Some examples of locally executed player applications: Pianobar (Pandora streaming) Logitech Media Server (Squeezebox) Control4 or other control system media library player application








Please select either factory installation or field installation when placing your order. For factory installation, you will need to return your switch to our factory. The installation takes 2-4 business days plus shipping time. For field installation, the board will be shipped to your address and you will be responsible for installation. Please review the installation manual before selecting this option to make sure you feel confident installing this product yourself. You can also check our dealers page to see if there is a dealer near you who can perform the installation. If you need a standalone product please use NBX100.


NetHearer Audio Expansion Card
NetHearer Audio Expansion Card

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