VidaBox vStreamer™ & vPlayer™ Extenders Add 3D Playback, 7.1 Lossless Audio, and New, Exclusive Interface at a Lower Cost

New Extenders Provide HDMI1.4 Support, Updated GUI with Enhanced IPTV Features - Available at Up to 25% Less Cost Versus Current VidaBox Extenders

Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands - Jan. 31, 2012 - VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of media servers and control solutions, unveiled the new vStreamer and vPlayer™ extenders today. Available with (vPlayer™) or without a built-in Blu-ray drive (vStreamer™), these systems stream music, DVDs, and true 1080p Blu-ray video with up to 7.1 lossless surround sound over a single Ethernet cable. Both include HDMI 1.4 for 3D playback, and have a new, exclusive interface with greater access to the latest IPTV features and sources.


"vStreamer™ and vPlayer™ are our lowest cost extenders to date, yet provide more features than any of our previous player units," exclaims Steven Cheung, president of VidaBox, LLC. "Costing up to 25% less than our current extenders, they include our new, refreshed on-screen interface for easier access to more Cloud-based content. Thousands of free, on-demand shows are simply a click away, or users can select and stream archived movies from their VidaBox server, and enjoy the latest in 3D playback technologies with true, 7.1 lossless audio. They are truly the best combination of convenience with high quality AV playback."

vStreamer units stream stored Blu-rays, DVDs, music, photos, videos, etc. from any VidaBox server via a single Ethernet cable. Playback is 100% lossless and true to the original disc, with no degradation or compression. vPlayer provides the same feature set, but adds a convenient Blu-ray drive that allows immediate playback of any Blu-ray, DVD, or CD disc - without having to archive the title. Discs may also be archived from the vPlayer back onto a VidaBox server. Both systems automatically upscale video to 1080p quality, and supports up to 7.1 HD surround sound. The systems' native HDMI 1.4 outputs can be connected to any TV, receiver, or distribution system. Component video outputs are available as well with optional converters.

"With the release of the vStreamer and the vPlayer, enjoying your music, movies, and other digital media has never been easier, or more affordable," says Cheung. "Simply add as many vStreamer units as desired in your home, or upgrade to the vPlayer where Blu-ray disc playback & archival are needed. Combined with our enhanced access to IPTV and internet content right on the TV interface, we can - play in any room - at any time - any movie, song, photo, & more!"

The vStreamer and vPlayer media extenders are shipping and available in the second quarter. For more details and specifications on the VidaBox vStreamer, vPlayer, media centers, servers, extenders, and other VidaBox digital entertainment and control solutions, please visit the company website at http://www.vidabox.com, call +1-516-730-7500, or visit them at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in stand 9B111.

More information about VidaBox is available at www.vidabox.com.

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About VidaBox LLC
VidaBox LLC digital entertainment and control solutions seamlessly combine premium media centers, audio servers, and integrated home control and automation products into complete A/V distribution ecosystems to provide an unparalleled user experience. The company's reliable multiroom Blu-ray™ and DVD media server products support the latest options, including Netflix and streaming video, and enable comprehensive yet intuitive control of any device on any iPad®. As highly scalable systems that integrate smoothly with multizone audio and smart home technologies, VidaBox products can be installed simply and cost-effectively all at once or over time. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox line offers exceptional value to professional integrators and their customers. More information is available at www.vidabox.com or by phone at +1 516-730-7500.

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