NETSTREAMS ANNOUNCES SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF IMERGE MUSIC SERVER WITH ITS DIGILINX IP-BASED MULTI-ROOM AUDIO AND CONTROL SYSTEM
IP-Based DigiLinX Plays Up To 6 Audio Streams Simultaneously In Different Rooms; Provides Access To All Music Files And Server Controls
AUSTIN, TX – June 27, 2005 — NetStreams, the global leader in IP-Based distributed entertainment, announced that its innovative DigiLinX IP-Based multi-room audio and control system now offers full integration with the Imerge SoundServer S2000 MKII hard disk music manager. Consumers can access all SoundServer music files and control of all functions, including streaming up to six separate music tracks simultaneously from the server over the DigiLinX network to different rooms in the home.
“NetStreams places a high importance on the seamless integration of DigiLinX with other manufacturers’ equipment, and our partnership with Imerge further enhances the value both companies’ products offer to consumers and dealers,” said Herman Cardenas, founder and CEO of NetStreams. “As the roster of products compatible with our award-winning DigiLinX system increases, so does the appreciation in the marketplace of the advantages of IP technology and digital distribution in home entertainment. Using an Imerge SoundServer S2000 MKII in a DigiLinX system brings new level of simplicity and flexibility to the installation and use of home entertainment systems.”
“The integration of Imerge SoundServer with the DigiLinX multi-room audio system provides a compelling solution for both installers and the end user,” said Chris Janes, VP Marketing for Imerge. “We are delighted to be working closely with NetStreams to bring the advantages of the very latest technology to the custom installation marketplace.”
All Imerge SoundServer S2000 MKII models with the firmware version 5.3-15 are now 100% compatible with the DigiLinX network. On these models, up to 6 streams of high-quality, uncompressed audio can be delivered over the DigiLinX IP-Based network from 1 CAT5 connection from the SoundServer to the NetStreams SwitchLinX Ethernet switch. Imerge is the third manufacturer of digital music servers to be compatible with the DigiLinX system, following Audio ReQuest (all models) and Escient Fireball (selected models).
The DigiLinX IP-Based multi-room audio and control system, which uses NetStreams’ patent pending StreamNet technology, distributes audio over CAT5E using TCP/IP on an Ethernet network. In addition to working with compatible audio servers like the Imerge SoundServer, DigiLinX converts audio from legacy sources (such as a tuner or CD player) in real-time into 24-bit, studio-quality audio streams to be distributed throughout a home or commercial facility.
NetStreams’ DigiLinX products are installed exclusively by authorized DigiLinX dealers and are distributed exclusively in the United States through AVAD distribution centers. DigiLinX products are available worldwide through select international distributors.
Imerge Products are distributed in the United States through a network of authorized manufacturers Representatives. Full details of the representatives and their territories can be found on the Imerge web site, www.imerge.co.uk.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams provides sophisticated networked audio, leading the marketplace in technological innovation. NetStreams is committed to utilizing state-of-the-art human engineering to create home entertainment products that are truly user-friendly and future-compatible. NetStreams is creating the future of home entertainment today.
For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit www.netstreams.com.
About Imerge Ltd.
Imerge was created in 1997 and spun out of the Generics Group in September 1998 to develop advanced products and services for the converging markets of audio, video, computer technology and the Internet. The company’s first products were designed to store, categorize and forward video, audio and text to hard disk-based products for use in commercial environments. Customers in this sector have included RAW Communications, ABB and Future School. In 2000, the company’s first consumer products hit the streets with the now-successful SoundServer Hard Disk Music System range, based on Imerge’s core technology, XiVA. Licensee products using XiVA soon followed from February 2001 and now XiVA is rapidly becoming a de facto standard in this sector.
For most up to date information on Imerge and its latest products, please visit www.imerge.co.uk.
NetStreams is a registered trademark of NetStreams, LLC. DigiLinX, SwitchLinX, StreamNet are trademarks of NetStreams, LLC.
XiVA is a registered trademark of Imerge
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