Here at Fusion, we’ve added yet another world-first to our new Apollo Series marine stereos: Apple AirPlay! This is a game-changer for all of you with Apple devices, and a world-first for the marine industry. Seamless, high quality audio streaming via Wi-Fi from your Apple devices is now available with a free software update for your Apollo Series stereos.
AirPlay is incredibly easy to use, allowing seamless device-to-device audio streaming with all current Apple iOS devices. Because AirPlay relies on Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth for audio streaming, it offers a significantly greater range for streaming, without compressing the audio files, for complete vessel coverage of lossless audio at 4.1kHz and pure audio playback.
Along with the Apollo Series bringing the world’s first marine touchscreen stereo, the world’s first marine Wi-Fi stereo and the first stereo in the marine industry to feature PartyBus functionality, the Apollo Series stereos have pushed the benchmark even higher by adding AirPlay to enhance your audio entertainment experience with your iPhone.
“We went through an extensive application process to demonstrate to Apple why Fusion marine stereos are unique in construction and worthy of AirPlay designation,” said Chris Baird, managing director of Fusion Entertainment. “Unlike our competition, we recognize that a boat is not a car, and have built our systems from the ground-up specifically for the demanding needs of our discerning clientele. Having the official Apple AirPlay distinction further solidifies Fusion as the premier innovator in the marine audio space and sets the Apollo series even further apart amongst audio entertainment systems.”
The Apollo RA770, the flagship of the Apollo Series, epitomizes creative design and technological brilliance with its elegant one-piece touchscreen display, built-in Wi-Fi audio streaming, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, PartyBus capability and now AirPlay to take your onboard audio entertainment to the next level. The Apollo SRX400 marine zone stereo, like the RA770, features AirPlay, Wi-Fi streaming, DSP and PartyBus functionality, all in a compact, versatile form-factor for quality audio entertainment in each audio zone on board.
Along with the Apple AirPlay update, all Apollo stereo users will benefit from the newly updated Fusion-Link app. Featuring a modernized user interface, over-the-air software updates, the ability to set up DSP profiles directly from the app, and remote PartyBus control, the Fusion-Link app provides easy, intuitive control of your Apollo Series stereo using your compatible Apple or Android device.
Get the update for your Apollo Series stereo here to access seamless, high quality audio streaming via Apple AirPlay! Watch this video to learn how to update your Apollo Series stereo to take advantage of our most recent updates.
For those of you that are new to AirPlay, check this video out to see how easy it really is!