Imerge launches ultra compact playback unit: the MiniClientCambridge, UK: We're please to be able to announce the new Imerge MiniClient. This powerful, compact unit works in conjunction with the new Imerge MS1-3D range of media servers to offer local playback of DVDs as well as music and 2D HD movies (including 3D movies in 2D) and full HD audio.
Weighing just 450g and smaller than two DVD cases, the Imerge MiniClient is supplied with VESA 75/100 mounts so that it can be mounted or hidden behind a TV screen without being obtrusive or detracting from the room décor. On a Super yacht with many cabins, for example, customers can archive and store all of their music and movies on the main MS1-3D server, yet still provide playback to each zone individually and with no compromise in sound or picture quality.
Each MiniClient installed connects to the main MS1-3D server, which can be housed in an equipment room, using GB Ethernet, thus doing away with costly and unsightly wiring. As well as delivering 2D HD playback via the MiniClient, the main server can also store and play DVDs as well as 2D and 3D Blu-ray movies in full 1080p High Definition quality to larger screens and movie theatres. Should other additional 3D zones be required, more MS1-3D clients can be added into the system, thus also providing more local archiving.
Graham Boswell, Sales Director for Prism Sound, which now owns the Imerge brand, says: "The MiniClient, which was shown as a prototype at ISE 2012, was developed in direct response to installers' requests for a playback unit that was small enough to be unobtrusive, yet powerful enough to deliver the quality that Imerge customers expect. With very low power consumption and being four times smaller than its nearest competitor, the MiniClient is ideal for situations where space is tight as customers can house the MS1-3D server elsewhere and simply tap into its power and archiving capabilities via Ethernet."
The introduction of the MS1-3D and MiniClient combination consolidates Imerge's pioneering work in audio and media servers by offering the market a 4th generation entertainment solution that cements its position as a market leader.
The MS1-3D 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. The unit includes a multiple language user interface for international customers and an iPhone controller app that puts the user in complete control of the system.
The new MS1-3D integrates fully 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.
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