Pronto TSU9600 WiFi Remote Controlling Sonos

Pronto Sonos Control

This week Philips released the next major update of their ProntoEdit Professional software.  Amongst the array of new features and fixes is support for uPnP and DLNA.

This has allowed Philips to release a free ProntoScript module which gives users control of their Sonos zoned music system from their WiFi equiped Pronto remotes.  Check out our quick video tour of how to set it up all up and what it’s like in use after the jump.

The UPnP/DLNA engine now incorporated into the Pronto platform will make it possible to hook up instantly with other UPnP enabled components. To try the Sonos ProntoScript module you’ll need a Pronto TSU9600 or TSU9800 with firmware 7.2.22 or above.  The latest firmware also means actions can now be asigned to the controller’s rotary wheel eg for controlling volume or light levels.

A new gestures feature will allow the creation of an iPhone style interface on any Pronto. Homeowners will be able to adopt a finger-slide approach to Pronto operation, covering a range of common system functions, such as, the super-fast scrolling of song lists and sliding volume control.

Network communication with IP-based devices can now be performed using both TCP and UDP transport protocols, allowing control of an even wider range of network-enabled devices. Multicast UDP (used in dynamic discovery protocols such as SSDP or mDNS) is now also available in ProntoScript.

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2 Comments on "Pronto TSU9600 WiFi Remote Controlling Sonos"

  1. I think the reason for the delay in searching is down to indexing. The Sonos system has indexed everything in your music library and as such can find it almost instantly where as the Pronto is going to have to do a standard search.

  2. Just sounds like Philips have failed to utilise the pen indicies that Sonos provide. Philips aree just not good at completing things on the Pronto range – Dont get me wrong, I love my TSU9600 – But waiting 2 years to get the rotary wheel working is very poor! Lods of WAP issues (see remote central forums) often looses connectivity etc etc

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