Mozaex Ships ShowStar Servers


Salt Lake City - Home media server manufacturer


said Tuesday that it is now shipping its ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server.

The ShowStar ($1,995 base suggested retail) will be presented along with the company's family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, June 28-30.

The company is billing the device as the "most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows and more than 100 online media channels."

"Our dealers can dramatically expand their sales into the hundreds of thousands of untapped mid-level home entertainment projects," stated Douglas Kihm, Mozaex CEO. "At a price that is less than a midrange HDTV, the ShowStar offers the dealer a profitable way to differentiate their custom products and services from ‘me-too' retail products by significantly improving their client's entertainment value, experience, and lifestyle."   

ShowStar provides instant access to a client's entire collection of Blu-ray, DVD and home movies, CD and online music, photo slide shows and online media. The server is based on the company's new X7 OS, said to be easy to set up and use.

It is employs Nvidia GPUs and PureVideo HD technology to deliver 1080p Blu-ray video quality with 7.1-channel surround-sound HD audio. 

As with other Mozaex devices, the ShowStar requires users to supply their own DVD- and Blu-ray Disc-ripping software to transfer disc content to the storage drives. The company said, "Since the ShowStar does not ship with unlicensed decryption software, the product is 100 percent legal and consequently does not require any cumbersome and expensive disc changers to play movies."

"For those who want greater peace-of mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a $2,495 Cache 100 disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present," the company said.

While the ShowStar does not support additional media storage or independent players as offered in the company's Pro Line products, dealers may add an audio/video switch to share the ShowStar in other rooms.

ShowStar comes with a handheld remote control and is compatible with Control 4, iPad/iPhone, Elan and any one-way remote control system.

ShowStar also incorporates a complete Music Server that allows the client to control the browsing and playback of their loaded music and networked iTunes library using Apple's free iPad/iPhone Remote App. 

The new Mozaex 2-Way iTunes feature allows playing any iTunes music library located on their home network via the ShowStar and Apple's Airport Express. 

Various configuration prices are as follows: $1,995 for the 1TB Blu-ray drive model, $2,495 for a 2TB version and $2,995 for a 3TB Blu-ray model.

A DVD drive model starts at $1,495. 

Each ShowStar comes with a 15-day money-back guarantee and is covered by a limited one-year parts, 90-day labor warranty plus free product lifetime telephone support.

Mozaex offers its dealers at no charge a live webinar technical training class plus free standard software updates.


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