Waves System of France has launched ID-AL (Interactive Digital Audio Line) - its new range of interactive, programmable MP3 players. These new professional MP3 players mean no more looped CDs or badly tuned radios. Fully automated and as easy to use as CD players, ID-AL MP3 players are able to play hundreds of hours of personalised background music and programmed audio messages in public and commercial places.
ID-AL players are highly reliable compared to IT systems. Installed instead of a CD player or other sound source, the ID-AL player operates entirely autonomously thanks to a 40Gb hard disk. ID-AL MP3 players can be used in a wide range of premises such as restaurants, car parks, train stations, waiting rooms and radio stations.
Available since September 2003 and launched at the Prolight & Sound trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, in April 2004, the SP603 player, the first model in the ID-AL range, was designed to play unattended a large volume of varied music, continuously or programmed. As easy to use as a CD player, the SP603 creates a personalised musical ambiance and enables users to focus on other business.
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