San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2008
Grace digital Inc., a leading manufacturer of audio and telephony consumer electronics, announces the integration of Pandora’s personalized radio service onto their Grace Digital ITC-IR1000B Wi-Fi Internet radio.
Grace Digital brings to market the first Pandora enabled sub $ 200 wireless Internet radio to provide personalized radio to the over 65 million active Internet radio listeners. The ITC-IR10000B allows you to play your favorite Internet radio station in any room of your house wirelessly – directly from your broadband router. The set up is simple. Plug your ITC-IR1000B stand alone Internet radio into any power outlet in your home, log on to your wireless broadband connection, and start listening to over 11,000 Internet radio stations with no monthly service charge.
According to Greg Fadul, Grace Digital’s Chief Marketing Office, “The addition of Pandora to our already extensive station list is a major step in providing a radio that clearly has the best content available via any medium.”
Pandora is a personalized music service which has exploded in popularity to more than 13 million users, almost entirely by word of mouth. Pandora makes listening to favorite music and discovering new music simple and fun. Users just type in a song or artist that they like, and within seconds, Pandora delivers a personalized radio station with a continuous stream of songs that fit the same sound and style.
The songs are selected based on the Music Genome Project, Pandora’s innovative system that utilizes highly trained musicians to analyze music one song at a time. These musicians identify hundreds of different musical qualities of each recording, including melody, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation, arrangement, lyrics and vocals. Using this analysis, the listener’s personalized radio stations are created.
The Grace Digital Radio is available via numerous on line merchants including Best Buy, J&R music, Frontgate, Circuit City, Amazon, Buy.com, London Drugs, and at select Best Buy Stores.
About Grace Digital:
Grace digital Inc. designs and manufactures audio and telephony consumer electronics under its family of brands; including Lars & Ivan branded high performance audio systems, Victoria nostalgic recordable turntables and telephones, Xlink Bluetooth cellular gateways, SBC branded telephony solutions, and Grace Digital Audio line of wireless and wired multi-room and outdoor audio systems. Based in San Diego, California, Grace Digital sells its products through select dealers and distributors throughout North America.
About Pandora Media:
Pandora is a personalized radio service, available anytime and anywhere on the PC, in the home and on connected devices. Pandora is based on the Music Genome Project, which began in 2000 and is the most thorough analysis of music ever undertaken. Each composition in this massive collection, which includes Pop, Rock, Jazz, Electronica, Hip Hop,Country, Blues, R&B, Latin and Classical, is analyzed by one of more than 50 trained musicians,and assessed against up to 400 distinct musical attributes (encompassing melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) to capture its unique musical identity. Pandora uses this information to build playlists based on musical similarity. By simply entering a favorite song or artist, a listener is instantly launched into a personalized listening experience, full of new discovery as Pandora explores their favorite part of the music universe.
Listeners can create up to `100 of these personal radio stations and refine them by providing feedback via the Pandora radio tuner. Additionally, listeners can create profiles, search for other listeners in the Pandora community who have similar musical tastes, and find stations built by other listeners, using artist and song names as well as genre and mood search terms. The music analyst team works daily to keep the Music Genome Project updated with the latest releases, emerging artists, and an ever-deepening collection of catalog