Following its acquisition of the Imerge brand, Prism Sound has been developing new products to add to the brand’s range of movie and music-focused entertainment servers.
Imerge is a well established provider of premium enhanced personalised multi-room audio and video entertainment solutions for the high-end Custom Install market. The introduction of the MS1-3D consolidates Imerge’s pioneering work in audio and media servers by offering the market a 4th generation server that cements its position as a market leader.
The MS1-3D builds on the pedigree and heritage of the award winning MS1-HD server and is much more than just a 3D upgrade. The unit 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.
With the MS1-3D, users can store and play 3D DVD and Blu-ray movies in full 1080p High Definition quality without the need for a mechanical disc auto-changer. The unit incorporates all of the existing features of the MS1-HD, including a multiple language user interface for international customers and an iPhone controller app that allows full control of the MS1-HD or MS1-3D using a wireless network. A unique feature of the MS1-3D is that it integrates four zones of analogue audio, thus combining both a 3D server and a multi-room audio server in just one box.
The new MS1-3D is fully compatible 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.
Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Sound, says: “The Imerge range of movie and music-focussed entertainment servers have won numerous industry awards and accolades thanks to their ability to deliver the ultimate home cinema experience. They make it simple for users to store their content and replay it, wherever and whenever they want it, with maximum fidelity and minimum fuss. This is the first hardware revision for the Imerge MS1 series under Prism Sound’s ownership and the MS1-3D will enable Imerge to re-establish its leadership in the home media server field. The new MS1-3D is the first in a range of new products that the company will be bringing to market over coming months.”