HILVERSUM, The Netherlands, July 28 /PRNewswire/ --

- Wireless, full-colour Controller features capacitive touch screen for state-of-the-art music control throughout your home

- Instant access to music anywhere in the world with a touch of a finger helps you search, find, play, and discover all the music you want

- Available beginning today for euro349 suggested retail price

Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems, today launched the Sonos Controller 200 (CR200). The new full-colour controller features an ultra-responsive touch screen display making it easy to quickly find and play all the music you want, in any room of the house, all with the touch of a finger.

Finding and playing music all over the house needs to be so easy that anyone who walks into the house can pick up the Controller and play DJ, says John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. Sonos has applied our seven years of experience designing wireless music systems for hundreds of thousands of customers in more than 60 countries to deliver the most innovative, intuitive and easiest way to find, play and control music anywhere in the home.

The Sonos Controller 200 is 100% dedicated to providing a great music experience throughout your home. Everything, from the hardware and industrial 1design to the software, works together to make controlling the Sonos system fast, easy and fun.

The Sonos CR200 features a 3.5 full-color VGA display (640x480 pixels) and comes with a capacitive touch screen for accurate and responsive operation. The convenient touch screen keyboard enables rapid music searching including more than 25,000 radio stations and podcasts, the creation of custom radio stations from services like Deezer, and of course, your own personal music library.

The quick intuitive interface provides rich graphics that showcase what music is playing and in what room all while making it a pleasure to view artist information, cover art and more. Styled with an anodized precision machined extruded aluminum case and soft durable rubber backing that fits comfortably in your hand, the CR200 ships with the Sonos Charging Cradle 200 so it's always easy to find and charge your Controller.

Also today, Sonos Software 3.0, a one-button software update, was made available to all Sonos customers. The new software allows the CR200 to work seamlessly with any existing Sonos Controllers, including the CR100, Sonos Controller for iPhone and Sonos Controller for Mac or PC. Sonos 3.0 also provides Controller support for the latest Operating Systems. Sonos now supports Mac OS 10.4 and above (including 10.6), Windows XP and above (including Windows 7) and iPhone OS 3.0. The new Sonos Controller for iPhone 3.0 is expected to be available via the iTunes App Store after receiving approval from Apple Computer.

Pricing Availability

The Sonos Controller 200, which includes the Sonos Charging Cradle 200, has a suggested retail price of euro349 and is available worldwide beginning today at authorised Sonos dealers and at www.sonos.com. Also, the CR200 is available today as part of the new Sonos Bundle 250 (euro999 suggested retail) which also includes a Sonos ZonePlayer 90 and a Sonos ZonePlayer 120. The Sonos CR200 replaces the Sonos Controller 100, which has been discontinued.

To see a demonstration of the Sonos Multi-Room Music System, please visit www.sonos.com/demo. To place an order or to locate an authorised Sonos dealer, please visit www.sonos.com.

SOURCE: Sonos, Inc.

Fiede Schillmoeller of Sonos Europe, +31-6-525-89-043, fiede.schillmoeller@sonos.com