iMuse DEBUTS REVOLUTIONARY NEW MEDIA SERVER SERIES

iMuse once and for all defines the state-of-the-art in media server devices designed expressly for sale and installation by custom reseller-installers in the U.S.


iMuse Electronics Introduces Next Generation Audio/Video Media Server Series:
iMuse SIERRA™, iMuse SUMMIT™ and iMuse AVALANCHE™ Debut at CEDIA


(Colorado Springs CO) -iMuse Electronics, Inc. will debut its next generation series of media server products at the annual convention of Custom Electronics Dealers and Installers (CEDIA) on September 8 in Indianapolis.

Bill Duncan, iMuse CEO, said the introduction of three true media servers will once and for all end the debate as to what sets the standard for a full -featured device. Entering the marketplace this fall is the entry -level iMuse SIERRA™, the multi -zone capable iMuse SUMMIT™, and the mass storage behemoth iMuse AVALANCHE™ capable of holding up to 1,750 full -quality, full -length DVDs.

Redefining the Media Server Category

"The term 'media server' has become so confused that if you do a search you'll come up with over 64 million hits," said Duncan. "The fact is, there are less than a half -dozen fully capable audio/video products out there that are designed for home network integration."

Duncan's Colorado Springs, CO based -company has been working on developing the iMuse Media Server Series™ for the past two years. In 2004, the company showed a first generation audio server at CEDIA and the Consumer Electronics Show.

"The feedback we received at the two expos in 2004 gave us a mandate to come up with a server that was a completely converged digital content manager capable of delivering simultaneous audio and video feeds throughout a network," said Duncan.

The result was going back to the drawing board to once and for all define the state -of -the -art in media server devices designed expressly for sale and installation by custom reseller -installers in the U.S.

Key Features Define the Difference

According to iMuse Product Manager, R.Scott Fuhrman, there are several product and service differentiators that the iMuse media servers will offer over competitive products. Not the least is price, with the entry -level iMuse SIERRA™ expected to retail for just under $2,900.

"The iMuse media server series right from the start offers capabilities that none of the competing products are currently providing," assures Fuhrman. "Just to be credible in the category, each device must give maximum connectivity for audio, video and networking, and some of the com -petitors that show up along side the iMuse line just don't meet our standard," said Fuhrman.

A Hardware and Software Powerhouse is Standard
The Entry -Level iMuse SIERRA™

Fuhrman points out that even the entry -level iMuse SIERRA™ is a complete multi -media de -vice. "Every iMuse unit comes with a DVD drive, standard," notes Fuhrman, "only the more expensive competitive units offer that capability."

• The DVD feature enables the simultaneous uploading of the owner's DVD collection at the server and playback of separate DVDs at the set -top client (iMuse SIERRA™).

• The iMuse SIERRA™ can store up to 40 DVDs, countless audio CDs, and thousands of MP3, WMA, ACC, OGG, WAV, and FLAC digital files.

• Fully integrated wireless LAN connectivity

• Every iMuse unit offers industry -leading connectivity. Each device in the series includes a Digital Video Interface (DVI) connection for the best qual -ity picture possible, as well as digital coax and optical audio outputs for su -perior sound. Composite S -Video and RCA audio outputs insure connec -tivity with analog devices.

• 1080p HD resolution support

• Live update capabilities

• 8 -in -1 media card drive for transferring files between cameras, digital play -ers, and PDAs

• For a complete list of features and how they compare to competitive prod -ucts, click here.

• View the iMuse Centralized Distributed Audio/Video Architecture http://www.imuse.us/central_dist.html diagram or the iMuse Networked Distributed Audio/Video Architecture diagram http://www.imuse.us/network_dist.html

• iMuse SIERRA Technical Specifications (http://www.imuse.us/sierra_specs.html)

The iMuse SUMMIT™: The backbone of a powerful system

The iMuse SUMMIT™ is the backbone of the iMuse infrastructure. The product directs the flow of streaming digital content throughout the network. It has all of the capabilities of the iMuse SIERRA, plus support for independent multi -zone audio allowing for up to 16 simultaneous feeds.

iMuse SUMMIT™ Technical Specifications: http://www.imuse.us/summit_specs.html

The iMuse AVALANCHE™: Mass Media Storage

As its name implies, the iMuse AVALANCHE™ provides mass storage for the iMuse Media Server Series, capable of storing 192 full -quality DVDs per unit with a maximum capacity cur -rently at 14 terabytes; it is possible to easily store up to 1,750 full -length DVDs. This is a key benefit for custom resellers who want to sell upgrade capacity.

iMuse AVALANCHE™ Technical Specifications http://www.imuse.us/avalanche_specs.html

iMuse Service Commitment Will Match Its Formidable Capabilities

iMuse will launch its new media server series with a strong service commitment. iMuse warran -ties all of its products to be free from defects for 3 years. Additionally, the company will support the product with free updates for the life of the product.

Another key feature that will delight custom resellers and installers is the abilty for each iMuse device to be diagnosed remotely via LAN connection.

iMuse Expects to Deliver for the Holidays

According to iMuse CEO Bill Duncan, the first iMuse media servers are already in production and the company expects to have an in -stock inventory of between 50 and 100 units for immedi -ate shipment in the United States.

"When the marketplace becomes aware of the advantages of our products over the competition in terms of price -to -value ratio, we believe we will need all of the units we can physically pro -duce," Duncan predicted.

iMuse Electronics, Inc. is a Colorado Springs, CO developer and manufacturer of high -performance media servers for custom home audio and video systems. Each iMuse product is designed with robust features, true scalability and a modern easy -to -use interface. iMuse Elec -tronics can be reached by calling (800) 709 -5459, or visit the web site at www.imuse.us.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Publicity
Jarrod Holland
JAH Communications
(910) 395 -4829
jarrod@jahcommunications.com

Marketing & Media Relations
Dan Acree
Acree Creative
(888) 211 -5866
dan@acreecreative.com


Featured Product

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

The Visto Doorbell is a new Smart Doorbell from Comelit which combines a modern Italian design with all of the basic features you are looking for in a smart video doorbell. In fact, it is so smart that it can use the 2 wires from your existing doorbell and pass both the power and the data signals. This solves the common problem of having poor wifi coverage all the way at your front door. The Visto also has built in night vision, video recording on a SD card and in the cloud, motion detection, and multiple mounting options including an angle mount. The second thing we are introducing is the Visto Dealer referral program. Because we only sell through the Professional Distribution channel, we want to give our dealers who buy in that channel extra incentives to sell our product. For any security dealers or installers who go on our website www.vistodoorbell.com, and sign up for our program, we will offer the following: - Free referrals to customers in your area - Cashback program - 10% discount during the 1st month of the launch - Free Visto t-shirts and gear - A chance to win a trip for 2 to Venice, Italy Its that easy. Let us refer customer to you and get paid in the process. All while selling a wonderful Italian designed smart doorbell which is innovative and easy to install. So all dealers should protect the pro-channel and install products like the Visto which are made and sold only at your friendly local security and low voltage distributors.