FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Control for Award-Winning Bravo Music Servers
Versatile MX-850 from Universal Remote Control Features Specially
Programmed Bravo Control Codes, User-Friendly Guide, Bright LCD Screen
CES 2005, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2005 — Meda Systems, Inc., an innovative technology company whose digital media servers and software distribute entertainment throughout the home, introduces an optional new accessory remote from Universal Remote Control, Inc. for Meda’s award-winning Bravo music servers at the Electronic House Expo.
The new Universal MX-850 Infrared (IR) Remote comes pre-programmed by Meda with Bravo IR codes for 10 zones, and a custom-written guide for using the remote with Bravo music servers. Universal Remote Control is a world leader in the custom design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of high-quality remote controls, home automation products and handheld devices. It supplies millions of remote controls each year to consumers around the world through retail, custom professional, broadcast subscription and OEM channels of distribution.
The MX-850 is based on Universal’s popular and award-winning Home Theater Master series of remotes, and broadly extends the remote control options, convenience and capabilities for Bravo servers. It includes a bright LCD screen, individually backlit buttons and an easy-to-use ergonomic design. It can control numerous individual audio/video products in addition to the Bravo, and also operate equipment placed throughout the house via radio frequencies (RF) using a small Universal base station at each location. A smart memory back-up system retains the remote’s programmed memory for years, even with dead batteries.
Bravo music servers are complete multi-source and multi-zone whole-house audio systems that include wireless touch-screen control, multiple inputs, and industry-leading features like “Follow Me”, which allows homeowners to move their music effortlessly from room to room as they move throughout the house. The Bravo system is available in one-, four-, eight-, twelve-, sixteen-, and twenty-zone configurations.
The Universal MX-850 will be available in January 2005 from authorized Meda dealers. It was seen with Meda’s Bravo music servers and other outstanding products in Booth 21813, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1, during CES.
About Meda Systems
Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Meda Systems, Inc. is a media technology company providing software and hard-drive-based servers that store, access and distribute digital media throughout the home. Meda’s Bravo music servers, powered by its DEOS Digital Entertainment Operating System, featuring proprietary MZSync technology, comprise a fully integrated whole-house digital music system capable of playing and synchronizing multiple audio sources through multiple zones through analog, digital or IP-based entertainment systems, all operable from virtually any suitable device or remote control. To assure the highest levels of integration and performance for its system, Meda’s partners and associates comprise a cross-section of leading manufacturers specializing in digital technology, consumer electronics and home networking, including Crestron, AMX, D-Tools, Destiny Networks, Microsoft, Xantech, ADA, RipDigital, MusicBrainz, Universal Remote Control, Vantage Controls, Sonance and Logitech Harmony Remote. Further information about Meda can be found on its Web site at www.medainc.com.