As the owner of a Crestron custom integration company and a Bluesound Professional dealer, this is more of a product request and not a feature request.
We have Crestron clients looking for outdoor inground/garden wireless speaker systems and since Bluesound already has the wireless technology among it's players this seems like a natural fit. We are integrating Bluesound and Bluesound Professional products into our Crestron designs and systems and they are a perfect fit.
I know there is the Plus Flex 2i but this does not fit the bill for many reasons. Thinking more on the Bluesound Professional side, you can configure a 2 piece system with stakes or mounting brackets and offer an optional in ground sub-woofer. Additional speakers can be purchased separately and grouped together as a single zone or different parts of the outdoor spaces can have multiple zones just like the current Bluesound ecosystem. The outdoors is just an extension of the indoors with slightly different requirements.
Again, more on the Bluesound Professional side, this type of system would be installed where the business/home owners most likely have professionally wired landscape lighting system in place. If the lighting system is LV DC, you can use their DC low voltage transformer, depending on how much power is being used and what the DC power requirements are for the radio, or you can use standard AC. Hopefully this can be powered by DC.
Since we do high end audio/video installs we use commercial networking products, such as Fortinet systems, with some products offering higher total POE power than residential networking gear, Crestron even offers dedicated POE power supplies, so, again depending on the power requirements of of the outdoor speakers, they may be powered over POE if the correct POE power supplies are used.
Maybe fitting the innards of the Plus Flex 2i into the housing of a inground/garden speaker system and instead of battery power using the above ideas for power.
As a CI this is something I would LOVE to see and I am hoping BSP is thinking about.
Remember it's about Living HiFi.
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