FUZE Media Systems

Another press release! This time about FUZE media who I interviewed at CES

From Chris Lanier

FUZE Media Systems Introduces Entry-Level Whole-Home Media Solution for Smaller Residences

FUZE “Mini Edition” Is a Complete, One-Box Solution | Electronic House Expo Spring 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FUZE Media Systems, makers of the industry’s most complete whole-home media system, today introduced an entry-level solution targeted at vacation homes, condominiums, and apartments. The “Mini Edition” delivers the same ease-of-use, reliability, and whole-home functionality associated with a FUZE Media System—live & recorded TV, movies, music, photos, and more—but is specifically designed for residences with 2-3 TVs.

The announcement reflects the company’s mission to enable consumers with every budget to enjoy a whole-home media system that can store, manage, and distribute all of a consumer’s desired home entertainment. The Mini Edition’s price and performance characteristics radically expand the market to which dealers can sell whole-home media systems.

Bob Silver, VP of Sales & Marketing at FUZE, explained that “the industry is hungry for a cost-sensitive whole-home media solution with FUZE reliability, ease-of-use, and performance. Without sacrificing reliability or performance, this solution is perfectly suited for smaller homes and apartments. We’re excited that we’ve been able to deliver a whole-home media system, in a smaller form factor, with identical performance to our flagship FUZE Media System.”

The FUZE Mini Edition comes standard with all necessary hardware and software for 2 video and 4 audio zones; a third video zone is offered as an option. The product works with EasyControl UPB, is FuzeTunes ready, and is 100% expandable and upgradable to a full FUZE Media System. The system’s server will come standard with 4GB memory, 750GB storage, and a 2.2GHZ processor. The solution will be available in Q2 2008.

Integrators interested in learning more are encouraged to visit booth #2216 at EHX Spring in Orlando or attend one of the company’s manufacturer’s training events at the show on 3/13 and 3/15.

About FUZE Media Systems

FUZE Media Systems shatters conventional notions about home entertainment. FUZE is the first media-driven whole-home entertainment solution that leverages the power of Microsoft’s Media Center platform. Built from the ground-up to manage media, FUZE delivers a complete system that stores, manages, organizes, and distributes all digital media—to any part of the home. Equally important, FUZE serves as the home’s portal for the next generation of direct-to-consumer downloadable media content. To learn more, visit www.fuzeav.com.

Ian Dixon

Founder of The Digital Lifestyle.com and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan