08.30.2016 - iPort Announces the xPress Audio Keypad for Sonos.

iPort® Announces The xPress Audio Keypad:  

WiFi Direct Control for Sonos®


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 08.30.2016 San Clemente, CA - iPort is proud to announce The xPress Audio Keypad, the world’s first WiFi direct Keypad for Sonos ®. iPort is also pleased to announce its Endorsed Partner relationship with Sonos providing deep integration between iPort and Sonos products. 


“We’re excited to have iPort onboard as one of our first ever Endorsed Integration Partners, as we share the common belief that our customers should be able to listen to music out loud at home as quickly and easily as possible," said Andrew Volyantes, Global Business Development Manager at Sonos. "The xPress Audio Keypad delivers on this idea and is a natural extension of the Sonos home sound system experience." 

The xPress Audio Keypad is Wifi enabled and can be set up in just minutes via a simple iOS app to control any Sonos device directly. The Keypad enables direct access to key music functions like Play/Pause, Track Forward, Volume Control and toggle capability through Sonos Favorites. Because the Keypad is wireless, battery powered and is a Decora® form factor, it can be installed on any wall by itself or alongside other Decora-sized devices. Even better, the provided xPress Magnetic Wall Adapters allow a user to grab a Keypad effortlessly off the wall or any surface and use it as a hand-held remote. 


“Our focus at iPort is to create products that enable the best user interface for your home,” explains Ari Supran, CEO Dana Innovations parent company of iPort, Sonance, and TRUFIG. “While an iPad with Apps is a great user interface for the home, we believe adding buttons in your environment for direct access to critical functions makes that experience even better.” Building on the success of Surface Mount with Buttons which combines an iPad Mount with an IP Keypad, the xPress Audio Keypad is an extension of the idea that buttons and “glass” work together to create a better way to control the connected home.


“The application of buttons for audio control makes a lot of sense. When I need to pause music or skip tracks, buttons are a quick and straightforward way to get to these functions. With the xPress Audio Keypad for Sonos, the leading home sound system now has buttons that can be placed on any wall or even in my pocket—wherever it makes the most sense. Adding a Keypad to any new or existing Sonos home sound system takes just a few minutes via our simple iOS App.” explains Derick Dahl, Product Manager - iPort.


With the popularity of the Sonos Connect and Connect Amp, Sonos has become a dominant presence in the custom install world.  With the xPRESS Audio keypad, professional integrators now have the freedom to integrate buttons as quick access to control music, anywhere in the home.


The xPress Audio Keypad for SONOS will retail for $99.99 and is available for pre-order today.  Learn more about xPress at Add buttons to any Sonos home sound system for direct access to music with the iPort xPress Audio Keypad. 


iPort is a group of technology enthusiasts, designers and engineers with the focus of creating products that enhance the user experience of the connected home.  The xPress Audio Keypad joins a suite of products that includes LaunchPort: the world’s first wireless charging & magnetic mount for iPad and Surface Mount: the elegant on-wall iPad mount with programmable IP buttons.  



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Derick Dahl, Product Manager - iPort


Press Release History

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iPort announces the availability of Surface Mount with Buttons - June



iPort Releases Surface Mount & Previews Surface Mount with Buttons at CEDIA Expo - October

iPort Announces New Website - March



iPort Announces LaunchPort with Buttons, The Best of Both Worlds of Control - August

iPort Announces Partnership with LVMH Hotels - January



iPort Announces Charge Case & Stand, A Whole New Way to Use iPad - November

iPort Announces New Product for iPad 4th Generation and iPad Mini - June



iPort and Lightning Connector - October

LaunchPort Featured on National TV in Puerto Rico - July 

iPort Releases New LaunchPort Sleeves for iPad 3rd Gen - June



iPort Releases LaunchPort - The World's First Inductive Charging System for iPad - September



iPort Releases the World's First In-Wall Mount for iOS Devices, Control Mount - July 

On-Screen Menu Navigation Debuts for iPort FS-23 - January



iPort Announces New Generation of In-Wall System the IW-2 Series - June

iPort Redefines Style and Technology with New FS 2 Series - January



Russound Licenses iPort Technology - March

iPort Rolls Out iPhone Video Compatibility - January



iPort Fixture at Blue Star Corner Homes in Emeryville, CA - December

iPort Showcases Apple iPhone Adaptability - August

Las Vegas Red Rock Casino, Resort with iPort - June

iPort Music System for iPod Available in Laing Luxury Homes - February

New iPort Update Enhances Control and Video Functionality - January



iPort Fifth Avenue at Bergdorf Goodman - December

Powerfully Convenient iPod Integration - September

AMX iPort Partnership, First Ever Controlling iPod from Control System - March

iPort Launches New Docks in FS Series - January



iPort Launches Free-Standing Dock - September

iPort Announces New Modules for In-Wall Dock - September

iPort Launches In-Wall Dock - June


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