Colorado vNet Launches the Vibe™ Video System for Affordable, Convenient Whole -house Media Management
Instant access to movies, music and photos from any TV in a home is a logical addition for home automation and distributed audio system projects.
Loveland, CO - December 1, 2008 - Colorado vNet has launched the Vibe™ Video System as the newest addition to the manufacturer's award -winning home automation and distributed entertainment systems. The Vibe™ Video System safely stores a homeowner's movies, music and photo collections on a server for instant access from any TV in the home, via a simple, intuitive interface. Sold exclusively through Colorado vNet custom integrators, the system offers two models of Server/Player (VS1 -100S and VS1 -200S), a networked Player (VP1 -1S), and three models of Network Servers (VN1 -150, VN1 -300, and VN1 -600) to accommodate a variety of distributed installations and ever -expanding video libraries. Both the Server/Player and Player will play Blu -ray Disc™ media and support high definition televisions or AV receivers with HDMI and component video (720p, 1080i, 1080p), and all major surround sound formats including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. Advanced up -scaling technology delivers incredible DVD playback with up to 1080p resolution. A pre -paid lifetime subscription to the Macrovision® All Media Guide (AMG) recognition service provides accurate and beautiful DVD/CD metadata and cover art. The system is set to ship mid -December.
Bill Beierwaltes, CEO of Colorado vNet, said "I'm thrilled with our new Vibe Video System and initial reaction from our dealers is overwhelmingly positive. We've provided a variety of features they've asked for -it upscales beautifully to 1080p, supports up to 7.1 and Dolby surround sound, and even plays Blu -rays -all at a surprisingly affordable price."
The VS1 -100S and VS1 -200S Vibe Server/Players archive approximately 100 and 200 DVDs respectively with 1 or 2TB capacity in a RAID 1 configuration, and play up to three unique streams simultaneously. The storage capacity of a Server/Player can be extended by adding one or more Network Servers that vary in size to accommodate expanding video libraries. The VN1 -150, VN1 -300, and VN1 -600 Vibe Network Servers archive up to 600 DVDs for networked playback of up to ten unique simultaneous streams. The Network Servers offer 1, 2 or 4TB of storage with ultra -efficient RAID 5 redundancy, 24/7 monitoring, and status notifications via email. A Vibe Video Player, the VP1 -1S, can be added to a system at any time for networked playback of archived Server/Player or Network Server media from any TV. Both Server/Players and Players play Blu -ray Disc™ media from the integrated disc tray. A home network is required for networking functionality and an Internet connection is required to obtain DVD/CD metadata and cover art.
Installation is easy for both new and existing homes. Simply plug in the appropriate audio/video cables and power. Networked system components link together via home network routers and standard CAT5e cables, making them fast and simple to install as well. An extensive IR and serial command library provides integration with external control equipment.
Simple, Intuitive Interface
Known for their elegant user interfaces, Colorado vNet once again provides a GUI that allows adults and children alike to easily navigate the system. The simple on -screen interface allows users to browse archived DVDs and CDs by cover art or title, or search by genre, run time, actor, director, artist, or rating. Once homeowners find the desired movie, they can play it immediately or resume from where it was last stopped. Parental controls -overridden with a passcode -prevent the kids from viewing inappropriate content by only showing movies at or below a particular MPAA rating. Users can also play music once through, in repeat mode, or shuffle it up, and view photos one at a time in rich, high -definition color or in slideshow mode -with a music accompaniment if desired.
Competitive Price Point
The Vibe Video System is set to ship mid -December at the following manufacturer suggested retail prices:
VS1 -100S - MSRP $3,999
VS1 -200S - MSRP $4,999
Player: VP1 -1S - MSRP $2,199
VN1 -150 - MSRP $4,999
VN1 -300 - MSRP $5,999
VN1 -600 - MSRP $7,999
Vibe Video's competitive price points make the system easier for integrators to sell than other exorbitantly -priced systems on the market. Mike Malone, VP of Sales for Colorado vNet, commented, "Vibe Video provides our integrators a foot in the door with a simple solution homeowners can easily understand and recognize the benefits to their lifestyle. Plus it makes a logical addition to existing Colorado vNet home automation and digital audio projects -it increases margins on a per project basis and simplifies order management by working with just one manufacturer."
About Colorado vNet
Colorado vNet manufactures a wide range of whole -house control solutions for lighting, climate, security, CCTV cameras, and distributed digital entertainment. Blending reliability, scalability and flexibility with award -winning contemporary design, Colorado vNet products are quick to install, easy to use, and complement any décor. For more information, please visit www.coloradovnet.com or call 1 -800 -987 -VNET.