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HARD DISK-BASED AUDIO SERVER WILL REVOLUTIONISE HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Imerge Ltd, Europe's leading hard disk media appliance technology
innovator, is expanding its range by launching a brand new, single room
version of its award-winning multi-room hard disk-based stereo audio
server, at CEBIT on Stand A64 in Hall 9. The S1000 single room
SoundServer builds on the success of the multi-room Custom Install
product, targeting the broader hi-fi market through independent hi-fi
retailers. The S1000 has been designed to complement existing hi-fi
products in the home and features an anodised metal front panel for a
super high quality finish. The S1000 will sit at the heart of a home
entertainment system. A 30GB hard disk provides storage for up to 560
hours of music in MP3 format, in one convenient device and played back
through conventional music systems, using standard in-room controllers.

The S1000 is convenient and easy to operate with an all new TV
interface. This enables the user to record or play music and even edit
information in their music database, using the remote control and in
the
comfort of their armchair. CDs are recorded onto the hard disk in
faster
than real time and, utilising the embedded Internet functionality of
XiVA software, the S1000 automatically connects to the CDDB Internet
site for track listing information.

The S1000 enables users to conveniently store and organise their entire
music collections and, unlike CD jukeboxes, any music track can be
found
and played instantly. CDs can therefore be freed up to be used
elsewhere, such as in the car.

At the heart of every SoundServer is the Imerge XiVA software that is
rapidly becoming the standard for the next generation of consumer
electronics products that are hard disk-based and Internet-enabled. By
using the power of a musical database, XiVA software makes the
management of audio libraries simple and tremendously flexible. Music
tracks can be stored and played back by album, track, artist or genre.
The XiVA software takes care of playback, automatically selecting
tracks
from the entire music collection to fit the mood or style selected.
Connecting to the net via the XiVA-Net portal, XiVA-enabled appliances
will soon allow the automatic search and retrieval, from the Internet,
of more music and information about favourite artists or music types
and
XiVA software will in future be upgraded online via XiVA-Net.

According to Robin Courtenay, Sales & Marketing Director at Imerge,
"The
S1000 will capture the imagination of the hi-fi enthusiast who wishes
to
embrace the next generation of home entertainment that is Internet-
enabled and allows sophisticated playback in a traditional lean back,
relaxing way. The Internet connectivity will be increasingly used to
deliver new features and services, such as finding music matched to
your
personal taste, through simple software upgrades without the need to
change the basic hardware or compromise on audio quality."

Imerge are on 01954 783600 or www.imerge.co.uk
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Further information for Editors from:
Tom Hohenberg Jenny Cassidy
The Marketing Department Imerge Ltd
Tel: 01494 764858 Tel: 01954 783600
mailto:tom@themark.demon.co.uk mailto:jcassidy@imerge.co.uk


Company Activities

Based in Cambridge, UK, Imerge develops products and services in the
converging markets of Digital Video / Audio IT and Networks. This
encompasses media servers and associated software to deliver live and
interactive audio/video services for business, home, educational and
entertainment use.

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