by Dom Wiseman

Fusion, have added Apple AirPlay functionality to the new Apollo Series marine audio entertainment systems. They now offer the marine industry’s first Apple iOS Wi-Fi streaming. The new feature is available with a free software update.

The upgrade is compatible with all current Apple iOS devices. It creates a simple interface allowing most major functions of any device to be mirrored and used on the unit delivering seamless usability.

“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 recognise 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.”

At the top of the new Apollo series sits the Fusion RA770. It is the world’s first purpose-built marine entertainment system with a one-piece glass touchscreen display and comes with Wi-Fi streaming, Digital Signal Processing Technology (DSP) and PartyBus capabilities

The Apollo Series also includes the SRX400, delivering a truly powerful feature set in a compact versatile form factor. Like the RA770, the SRX400 offers Apple AirPlay, Wi-Fi streaming, DSP and PartyBus functionality.

The new units also have upgraded Fusion-Link App update delivering a better user interface and allowing over-the-air software updates. Users can connect the app through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with the ability to still stream music in any zone, control volume, and access all music sources from anywhere on the boat. The Fusion-Link update is free to download through the Apple App Store® or Google Play™ and gives users the power to control their entertainment experience right from their fingertips.