iPods & Servers
A simple and inexpensive way of having a central music server in your home or business is to use an iPod.
iPods can now be easily integrated into you multi-room AV or home-theatre system. Various options are available from wall-docking stations through to wireless and stand-alone docks.
These devices can store thousands of songs in compressed form with a very simple operating system.
For the audiophiles, music servers are available to supply multiple locations with uncompressed music, even at the same time.
Sonos can play music stored off-site or on an alternate drive through your own wireless network, using sophisticated compression techniques. Both these products have iPhone/iPod applications available, and can be used with a GUI interface on a personal computer.