“CEDIA EXPO will no doubt be an exciting show for us as well as for attendees. This event is the perfect venue to showcase VidaBox’s cutting-edge, integrator-friendly control and media solutions,” said Steven Cheung, president of VidaBox LLC. “At this year’s show we will be releasing a number of innovative new products, ranging from our latest iPad(R)-powered multiroom audio and automation platform, to our sleek and stylish iPad2 on-wall mounts featuring unique iPower(TM) charging stations. We’re looking to create quite a stir and encourage CEDIA integrators to stop by our booth to enjoy our live presentations and new product demonstrations.”
New VidaBox Products on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2011:
LiivController(TM) With vAutomation 2.0(TM): Total Control From Any iPad(R)
The first solution of its kind, LiivController(TM) combines automation controls and multi-room audio into one cost-effective system. Powered by VidaBox’s new vAutomation 2.0(TM) control platform, LiivController provides convenience and system management by allowing any iPad(R), iPhone(R), or iPod Touch(R) to access any equipment via Wi-Fi, turning these popular devices into the ultimate touch screen interface for any system component via IR, TCP/IP, and RS-232 commands sent from LiivController. The powerful vAutomation 2.0 platform can also be used to control any VidaBox media center, giving users complete access to Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, and more, and allowing them to browse through their media in the cover-flow style familiar to Apple(R) users.
The ultra-versatile LiivController LC-200 also controls four zones of synchronized multiroom audio, without the need for additional matrix switchers. Running on only 36 watts, this energy-efficient A/V automation controller and music server provides built-in Internet radio support, in addition to a variety of devices with two-way feedback. Audio can be streamed from stored music collections from any device across the network. The LiivController unit features seven 3.5-mm ports that can be used as IR, video sensor, contact closure sensor, or voltage sensor ports. The systems feature built-in IR learners and are expandable using Global Cache devices.
Image Link – vAutomation 2.0 screen shot: www.wallstcom.com/VidaBox/LiivStream.zip
Image Link – LC-200: www.wallstcom.com/VidaBox/LC-200.zip
iPad2(R) On-Wall Mounts With iPower(TM) Charging Station
VidaBox’s on-wall iPad2(R) mounts add a touch of elegance to any high-end installation. Designed for consumers looking to incorporate the devices into their home systems, the mounts feature slim, sleek 19-mm aluminum frames in seven different colors and finishes. For integrators, the mounts are easy to assemble and install. Optional accessories include the iPCX(TM) charger extender kit for reliable charging via a single CAT5 cable, and the iPower(TM) charging station to continually charge up to four iPads from a centralized location over distances up to 100 feet using a single CAT5 cable.
Image Link – iPad2(R) On-Wall Mounts With iPower(TM) Charging Station: www.wallstcom.com/VidaBox/iPadWallMount.zip
Control4 Driver for VidaBox
VidaBox and Extra Vegetables Ltd. jointly introduce a Control4 driver, providing direct IP control of any VidaBox Blu-ray, DVD, and music system from any Control4 device. This new driver provides integrators with yet another control system option, on top of existing capabilities with Crestron, AMX, RTI, URC, and other top-tier control systems. Using Extra Vegetable’s new C4 driver, VidaBox systems can be fully controlled via Ethernet — without the use of any IR beads — providing an added level of reliability. Full two-way communications for browsing of cover art for movies, music, and other rich metadata are also in the works.
At CEDIA EXPO 2011, VidaBox will host live presentations of the iPad(R)-powered multi-room audio and automation platform. Stop by booth 4835 to see the new LiivController powered by vAutomation 2.0 live.
VidaBox LLC digital entertainment and control solutions seamlessly combine premium media centers, audio servers, plus integrated home control and automation products into complete A/V distribution ecosystems to provide an unparalleled user experience. The company’s reliable multi-room Blu-ray and DVD media server products support the latest options, including Netflix and streaming video, and enable comprehensive yet intuitive control of any device on any iPad(R). As highly scalable systems that integrate smoothly with multizone audio and smart home technologies, VidaBox products can be installed simply and cost-effectively all at once or over time. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox line offers exceptional value to professional integrators and their customers. More information is available at www.vidabox.com or by phone at +1 516-730-7500.