Enjoy Any Movie, Any Song, Any Time with VidaBox's New Open-Source, XBMC/Kodi-Based LiivStreamer

New LiivStreamer systems provide playback of online streaming content, plus archived Blu-ray & DVD movies, music, digital pictures, and other content stored on any LiivNAS Media NAS - all in full 1080p & 7.1 HD lossless audio.

GARDEN CITY PARK, N.Y. - March 10th, 2015 - VidaBox is now shipping their latest Media Players called "LiivStreamer." Pulling content from a LiivNAS on the same network, these systems are powered by Linux with open-source XBMC / Kodi software, providing IP-based distribution of Blu-ray, DVD, music, photos, videos, plus select free online content, all streamed over a single CAT5 network connection. Multi-zone or whole house setups can be easily accomplished by simply adding multiple LiivStreamer units.


"Our new LiivStreamer provides access to any movie, any song, in any room, at any time - all just a few clicks away with the included remote," exlaims Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox LLC. "For price-conscious projects where only movie streaming is needed, our older Dune HD offerings are a great fit - but for just a few hundred more, LiivStreamers bring music & movies browsing by cover art, photo slideshows, plus access to free online streaming content to any TV! Combined with the fully integrated 2-way control options available, it's an outstanding value for those looking for the most 'bank for the buck'!

LiivStreamer units come in two (2) form factors: the "LiivStreamer Mini" - a near-silent, ultra compact player, and the "LiivStreamer Plus" - a 2U rackmount-ready unit. Both are designed for fast, easy setup in minutes with any new or existing LiivNAS Media Server. Since it is powered by standard, unmodified XBMC / Kodi software, any existing XBMC or Kodi control app or 3rd party control driver - for systems like AMX, Control4, Crestron, KNX, RTI, & more - will be automatically compatible with the LiivStreamer by default.

"Unlike other low-cost, XBMC-based Media Players that may be unstable or missing key features, LiivStreamer systems make no sacrifice in quality," explains Cheung, "Beyond standard features like 1080p, 7.1 lossless HD audio bitstreaming, and passthrough for the latest audio formats like DTS-HD, DTS-MA, Dolby TrueHD, & Dolby Atmos, our LiivStreamers are built using only the best-of-breed parts, then fully tested with our comprehensive 12 hour burn-in before shipping. By combining our choice hardware and outstanding quality control, the result is a highly reliable entertainment & feature-packed media playback system that installers and end customers have come to expect from VidaBox!"

Both LiivStreamer Plus and Mini systems are shipping and available now, starting at 899 MSRP for the core hardware. Direct phone installation support is available as an additional option. For more details and specifications on the LiivStreamer, or other items in the VidaBox family of products, please visit the company website at http://www.vidabox.com, or call +1-516-730-7500.

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About VidaBox LLC:

VidaBox LLC is a premium manufacturer of Media Systems and Kiosk solutions. VidaBox Media Systems smoothly integrate Blu-ray, DVD, and music storage and playback along with automation systems into complete A/V distribution ecosystems to provide an unparalleled user experience. These systems can be installed simply and cost-effectively all at once or over time. VidaBox Kiosk solutions provide secure mounting and reliable, 24/7 charging of popular tablets for use as automation controls, digital signage, or other interactive displays. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox line offers exceptional value to professional integrators and their clients. More information is available at www.vidabox.com or by phone at +1 516-730-7500.

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