At ISE 2011 – Integrated Systems Europe, Europe’s largest show for integrators – VidaBox will be showcasing products across its entire line of integrator-friendly solutions.
Among these products is the Liiv Controller with vAutomation 2.0, which turns any iPad into a touchscreen interface. vAutomation 2.0 makes its debut at ISE 2011 powered by LiivController, which is available as an entry-level tabletop control box or comes in a 2U rack-mount system configuration. Any iPad can access the LiivController via Wifi, turning the system into a touchscreen interface for control over any and all components. The vAutomation 2.0 interface can be used to control any VidaBox media center, giving users access to Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, and more. The system also allows users to browse media in the cover flow sytle that should be familiar for Apple users. The rack-mount version also allows the iPad to control up to eight zones of synchronized multiroom audio.
Also to be shown are VidaBox’s on-wall iPad mounting solutions. The iPad mounts feature slim, sleek 19-mm aluminum frames in seven different colors and finishes. The on-wall mounts features the iPower charging station – a custom engineered solution available from VidaBox – to deliver power to up to four iPad-compatible power feeds over CAT5.
VidaBox will also introduce the latest addition to its family of Blu-ray and DVD media extenders: the RoomClientV2. The new media extender a 38-mm profile and a slot-loading disc drive. The RoomClientV2 streams Blu-ray, DVD, music, or photos stored on any VidaBox server over a CAT 5e/6 connection. Users can also access online content from Netflix, XM radio, Napster, and other streaming sites.
Along with the RoomClientV2, VidaBox will showcase the ThinClientV2 Blu-ray and DVD media extender, the next generation of the ThinClientHD. The new model preserves the miniature form factor of its predecessor, but adds enhanced Blu-ray playback. Users will be presented with the same on-screen interface and familiar features such as Blu-ray, DVD, and CD sorting by cover or album art, Netflix and IP content streams, one-touch picture slideshows, and more.
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