New low price and convenience-leading LiivNAS features Drop-n-Rip™ disc archiving with cover art and metadata auto-tagging, plus movie playback control via optional 2-way integration with Control4 and other third party control systems
Garden City Park, NY - August 27, 2012 - VidaBox proudly debuts the brand new LiivNAS, an entry-level storage system designed to easily archive movies and music for multi-room distribution. Unlike traditional NAS devices, LiivNAS has a built-in Drop-n-Rip™ disc drive for easy archiving of unencrypted CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Metadata tagging occurs automatically during archival, and is made available to compatible media player devices such as those made by Dune HD for movies and Sonos for music. Integration with Control4 is available as an option, displaying movie and music cover art with metadata on any Control4 touch panel, iOS or Android device, or TV OSD interface. Support for additional control systems will follow in the near future.
"LiivNAS brings affordable multiroom video and audio to any home," says Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox, LLC. "At less than half the cost of our current entry-level servers, it stores up to 330 DVDs or 80 Blu-rays. Simply add cost-effective Dune HD media players to watch any movie, on any TV, at any time! For music, it can store over 400,000 songs and stream them to your Sonos players. You can even run the Sonos Controller software right on the LiivNAS without another PC, eliminating unnecessary cost. LiivNAS's low cost, combined with Dune HD and Sonos' expandable architectures, makes them the perfect choice for any project - from a single room, to whole house distribution!"
Adding new movies and CDs to the LiivNAS is extremely easy. Simply insert an unencrypted disc into the system's Drop-n-Rip drive; archiving and metadata tagging will start automatically. Once complete, the disc is ejected, and the newly stored title shows up immediately on all connected Dune HD (movies) and Sonos (music) devices, ready for playback. The entire process is fully automated. After the disc is inserted, no other user-interaction is required, making LiivNAS extremely user-friendly. Music can also be manually imported into storage, or auto-synchronized via services like iTunes Match through the network.
Not only can LiivNAS archive and import new media for quick, easy playback on Dune HD and Sonos devices, it also offers an optional upgrade, which allows integration of its movies and music metadata directly with any third-party control system via a 2-way API. Extra Vegetables, a pioneer of Control4 drivers, has developed seamless integration of the LiivNAS's metadata for display on Control4 touch panels, Android/iOS interfaces, and TV OSDs. When combined with their existing drivers for Sonos and Dune HD media players, users will see rich metadata, be able to easily select any title, and enjoy instant movie or music playback - complete with integrated control.
"We're thrilled to be working with VidaBox again to offer AV integrators a seamless, complete solution for our Rip, Tag, and Play concept," says Jane Scotland, Chief Operating Officer of Extra Vegetables. "The new LiivNAS is a ready-to-use solution that is specifically engineered to work well for any C4 dealer looking for an affordable, multi-room video and audio server. Combined with its Sonos compatibility and our existing Sonos-C4 drivers, it's the perfect choice for any multiroom audio-video installation!"
"The LiivNAS is the ideal centerpiece of any AV or Control4 installation," continues Cheung. "Whether you're looking for a Sonos-ready NAS that can synchronize multiple iTunes libraries into a single location, or an inexpensive movie server for multiple rooms with Dune HD media players, or if you need a completely integrated solution for music and movies with Control4 - LiivNAS can do it all, becoming the central starting point for any project needing easy media archival, storage, metadata auto-tagging, plus Control4 integration!"
The LiivNAS is will be available and shipping starting Sept. 4th. For more details and specifications on the LiivNAS, and other VidaBox digital entertainment and control solutions, please visit the company website at http://www.vidabox.com, call +1-516-730-7500, or see it in action along with Dune HD players at CEDIA Expo Booth 5240.
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About Dune HD
Dune HD is the pioneer and recognized global leader in the new category of universal digital media players. Over the last five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company for its continuous innovations, technical milestones and unmatched performance benchmarks. Dune HD products support the widest number of digital formats, from network distributed and disc based formats such as ISO, Blu-ray and DVD, including full 1080p ultra high bit-rate video and 24bit 192kHz audio, to Internet based digital streaming and download files. Dune HD's comprehensive line of digital media players offer complete IP integration with modern control systems such as Control4, and feature superior audio and video quality. More information on Dune HD is available online at: www.dune-hd.com.
About Extra Vegetables
Extra Vegetables's integration drivers make life easier for Control4 dealers. Over 90 drivers are available to enable full 2-way integration with lighting, heating, music and media systems, including Sonos, iTunes, MyMovies, Popbox, Dune HD and Grace Digital Audio. All the drivers are fully tested and supported and available for immediate download from the Extra Vegetables site. To register as a dealer, please go to www.extravegetables.com.
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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