Marantz launches debut App
Marantz announces Wizz App for the iPhone and iPod Touch
Marantz announces Wizz App for the iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing control of its cutting-edge SR7005 network AV receiver and AV7005 network preamp on to Apple touch screens
Marantz Wizz App transfers control of its feature-packed Marantz SR7005 AV networking receiver – as well as the AV7005 network preamp – into the palms of iPhone and iPod Touch owners. A beautifully designed GUI combines with an intuitive layout enabling a superbly easy way to control Marantz products via a home network.
The app comes preloaded and ready to use. Key functionalities include: main zone power on/off; volume up/down; mute on/off; input selection; tuner control; surround modes; menu control by cursor; and zone 2 and 3 basic control. It features class-leading response times and the app’s bi-directional feedback with the AV/SR7005 enables super-fast status reports on features such as volume, source, and surround mode.
Additionally Wizz App delivers control of Networked/USB-connected sources. Playback controls – such as file selection, play and stop – of connected PCs and NAS drives, are accessible via the app and users can swiftly browse internet radio stations via their iPhone/iPod Touch. Wizz App even lets you flick through PC/NAS-stored music libraries, selecting tunes by artist, album, genre, etc. For ultimate ease and looks Wizz App displays ‘currently playing’ cover art. Wizz App also opens up iPhone and iPod Touch control of additional Marantz equipment – such as Blu-ray and CD players – connected to the AV/SR7005 via Marantz’s remote D-bus system.
Wizz App is available free of charge for download from the Apple App Store in September 2010. It will initially be compatible with the AV7005 pre-amp/SR7005 AV receiver (after a software update scheduled for end of September) and there will be a Demo Mode available too. Further Marantz products will soon be added to the Wizz App-compatible list.