Imerge Launches a 4th Generation 3D Home Entertainment Media Server
Following its acquisition of the Imerge brand, Prism Sound has been developing new products to add to the brand's range of movie and music -focused entertainment servers.
The first of these, the MS1 -3D, due to be launched at the end of September, was on show yesterday for the first time at Essential Install Live in Manchester, UK.
Imerge is a well established provider of premium enhanced personalised multi -room audio and video entertainment solutions for the high -end Custom Install market. The introduction of the MS1 -3D consolidates Imerge's pioneering work in audio and media servers by offering the market a 4th generation server that cements its position as a market leader.
The MS1 -3D builds on the pedigree and heritage of the award winning MS1 -HD server and is much more than just a 3D upgrade. The unit is a complete media server combining the highest quality playback of music and movies with an extensive range of additional benefits, making it the most compelling high -end media server on the market.
With the MS1 -3D, users can store and play 3D DVD and Blu -ray movies in full 1080p High Definition quality without the need for a mechanical disc auto -changer. The unit incorporates all of the existing features of the MS1 -HD, including a multiple language user interface for international customers and an iPhone controller app that allows full control of the MS1 -HD or MS1 -3D using a wireless network. A unique feature of the MS1 -3D is that it integrates four zones of analogue audio, thus combining both a 3D server and a multi -room audio server in just one box.
The new MS1 -3D is fully compatible with the companion XiVaSafe high -reliability redundant disk storage array, which ensures that customers don't lose media in the unlikely event of a disk failure. The network storage can also be used to store user documents and features RAID -6 technology meaning that up to two disk drives can fail without losing content compared to just the one in competing products - an important consideration when systems are remotely located. Imerge -branded server products are complemented by the XIVA on -line music store and a range of hardware and software accessories.
Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Sound, says: "The Imerge range of movie and music -focussed entertainment servers have won numerous industry awards and accolades thanks to their ability to deliver the ultimate home cinema experience. They make it simple for users to store their content and replay it, wherever and whenever they want it, with maximum fidelity and minimum fuss. This is the first hardware revision for the Imerge MS1 series under Prism Sound's ownership and the MS1 -3D will enable Imerge to re -establish its leadership in the home media server field. The new MS1 -3D is the first in a range of new products that the company will be bringing to market over coming months."
For a limited time, Imerge is offering existing customers of its MS1 -HD and S3000 audio server the opportunity to upgrade to the new MS1 -3D at a discounted price. For more details, customers are advised to contact their existing Imerge dealer.
Part of what is popularly known as the "Cambridge Phenomenon", Imerge is well -qualified to be the leader in its field. A spin -off from Cambridge -based technology consultancy "Scientific Generics", it developed the world's first hard drive -based audio server, the SoundServer, back in 1990s. In 2007 Imerge launched a multi -terabyte, 1080p -capable music/movies multi -room server - dubbed the MS5000 - which was hailed for setting new standards in usability and reliability, as well as delivering the very highest standards of audio and video performance. In 2008 Imerge launched the state of the art 1080p -capable MP1000 MediaPlayer which, when combined with the MS5000, unlocked a breathtaking range of new installation possibilities. In 2008, Imerge changed the rules by introducing the world's most advanced media server, the MS1, and its associated enterprise grade storage solution, the XiVASafe. Redefining the way we interact with our media, the MS1 has evolved into the MS1 -HD, incorporating Blu -ray support, and the revolutionary new XiVA music store.
For more information please visit www.imerge.co.uk or www.xiva.com
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high -quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. Prism Sound audio interfaces are used in the leading audio studios around the world for all types of music as well as high -quality film scores and other quality -intensive applications. Prism Sound is the owner of the SADiE range of digital audio workstation & location recording software and hardware products, setting the standard for speed and accuracy for audio editing and production. Prism Sound also manufactures audio test and measurement products such as the DSA -1 and the dScope Series III audio analyzer, widely used by both large and small electronics manufacturers for testing of audio products in research, development and production.
For more information please visit www.prismsound.com