With seven media servers in the line, Life|media offers something for everyone.
Las Vegas – CES 2008, Central Plaza 4 – Jan. 7 – 10, 2008 – Life|ware proudly announces the launch of the Life|media servers with Quad CableCARD tuners. The roll out of the Life|media line, from entry-level to premium, provides end users with media servers that meet their personal entertainment needs.
The Life|media Server line includes seven models, ranging from a set-top Life|media LMS-200, a $3,500 entry-level media server that is ideal for and single-room applications to a four-rack unit ultra high performance edition Life|media LMS-754 which retails for $15,500. All models run Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Operating System, and offer a range of Intel chipsets and processors.
The premium Life|media media servers include the LMS-654 and LMS-754, the only internal four-tuner CableCARD-enabled media servers which are designed for high-end installs. The quad-tuner implementation allows users to simultaneously access multiple forms of broadcast content, including high definition digital cable in four zones. As the flagship Life|media model, the LMS-754 delivers a premium feature set, including an Intel Core Extreme Quad-Core processor, 4 GB DDRAM and 4 TB hard drive in RAID 5 Array.
“Our Life|media Server line brings together the very best technology for high definition entertainment with the most advanced automation solution available. This is the Media Server that empowers a high definition lifestyle,” said Mike Seamons, vice president of marketing for Life|ware.
Using benchmark internal components and the look and feel of a high-end A/V receiver, Life|media provides from 500GB to 4.5 Terabytes of storage for digital music, movies, pictures, and recorded TV as well as instant access to Life|ware‘s complete home control via the user‘s home network. The servers come in configurations that include Digital CableCARD, NTSC or ATSC tuners, a DVD RW Drive (HDDVD & BluRay forthcoming), and feature optical audio with Dolby Master Studio decoding.
Life|media strives for the perfect balance between an elegant AV style back panel and the open flexibility of using standard PC industry components. This patent pending MediaPlate™ design makes Life|media the most upgradable entertainment console on the market.
“Life|ware has brought immense awareness to Windows Media Center and the extension of their media server line means more and more choices for end users and dealers,” said Scott Evans, Group Manager Microsoft Entertainment and Devices eHome Division. “We proudly recognize their role as our premier strategic partner, and we continue to work very closely with them on developing Windows Media Center as the platform of choice for the digital home.”
Life|media features quick list:
· Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Operating System
· DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive (when available)
· 28-in-1 flash drive
· Choice of digital CableCARD, ATSC and NTSC tuner
· Available in seven versions as either a three or four-space rack-mount or set-top unit
· Two serial ports, two unique ports for 12V triggers for relays and contact closure devices, rear panel IR control, numerous USB ports, a firewire jack and top-shelf AV connections including
o Composite Video
· 7.1 channel analog and optical audio with Dolby Master Studio decoding
The Life|media LMS-754 Media Server has been recognized as a 2008 Innovations Award Winner at CES in the Integrated Home Systems category. CES attendees will be able to see Life|ware’s LMS 754 media server in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Logos and images are available at www.life-ware.com.
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