Systemline MusicServer SMS3-160

MusicServer SMS3-160

Systemline announced its new MusicServer SMS3-160. Featured by 160Gb hard drive it allows to store up to 300 albums at the highest (uncompressed) standard or more than 40,000 songs at 68kbs bit-rate. Three independent stereo audio outputs allow simultaneous independent access to any one of three different sources – CD, HDD or Internet Radio. Additionally, the SMS3-160 can use file storage in the same network or you may attach your MP3 player to the USB port on the front panel. Included CDR drive allows to record music stored on HDD to CD.

You can control the SMS3-160 via a Systemline Modular Touchscreen, a TV or the front panel display.

Suggested selling price is £1250.00 inc vat and it is available now from authorised Systemline dealers throughout the UK and overseas.

[via HiddenWires]

MIRV: Linux based A/V distribution system


Xperinet’s MIRV is an audio/video distribution system. It uses expandable client-server architecture and based on Linux (nice ti know that). The server can store up to 900 DVDs. You can upload DVD or CD directly to the server or use client’s DVD drive. Moreover, MIRV can stream up to 20 independent video threads at one time. Optionally, you may get NTSC video capture of VHS tapes to transfer all your favorite VHS movies to the your digital library.

Client allows to get video or audio content over your Ethernet network from the MIRV server and play it on TV in the any location of your house. It supports HD decoding capability up to 1080p. So, you’ll keep up to date.

User can control the MIRV via an On-Screen Display with included IR remote control or using control panel such as Crestron, AMX, Vantage, etc.

A new multi-room entertainment system

S6 multi-room system

The new Systemline S6 multi-room system is designed to distribute up to 6 audio/video sources to 8 independent zones. Each zone can be controlled via its own monochrome or color touchscreen keypad. The S6 features are:

  • 6 audio sources distributed to up to 8 zones
  • RS232 integration with DAB Tuners / Music Servers / Lighting controls and video distribution
  • Flexible keypad options to suit individual room requirements
  • Designed and supported by the market leading manufacturers
  • ‘Party mode’ and ‘all off’ feature
  • Discrete IR routing to allow multiple sources to be the same
  • 2 additional IR emitter socket available for additional control options
  • Allows on-site upgrades
  • PC programming via USB cable into S6 front panel

Clever Media Control system

Clever Media Control Server
The new Clever Media Control system (CMCS) is designed to allow Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition to sit at the heart of a whole house digital media solution. It can be used for viewing, searching and playing back music stored on MCE and for controlling the multi-room audio distribution system as well as other commonly used entertainment products.
The original CMCS user interface is based on a touch-screen application. So, the ideal control panel for it is some Windows-based UMPC such Samsung Q1. Additionally, CMCS uses the Autonomic Home MCE Control Server to provide part of its feature set. This makes CMC Server compatible with both AMX and Creston control tablets in addition to the CMC Client.

CMCS can control multi-room audio distribution products from NuVo and Russound. So, it might be a good solution to build music system for your home if you prefer Windows as OS.

Sonos new bundle integrated with Pandora

Sonos + Pandora

Sonos announced its new bundle to build multi-room music system. Now you can get two ZonePLayers ZP80 and ZP100 and controller for $1000. Moreover, good news for all Pandora fans. The new bundle is integrated with Pandora. Just for $4 per month you’ll able to stream “nerds’ favorite recommendation-based customized internet radio” to your rooms.

I’d like to note that Squeezebox includes that possibility maybe for years.

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