August 2016—Lithia Springs, GA—MAI, the exclusive importer of Meridian Audio products for North America, is thrilled to announce its new partnership with QNAP Systems, Inc. MAI is now offering popular QNAP models, providing dealers with direct access to pre-configured and installed drives for Meridian Sooloos systems.
“QNAP has always been our preferred NAS brand, and when the opportunity for this new venture presented itself, this was an easy decision for MAI to make,” said Ken Forsythe, VP of MAI. “We are offering three key models based on dealer feedback, delivered with drives and the Meridian Sooloos Core Control App pre-configured and installed. This is another key component in our plan to best support our partners—saving them valuable installation time, by providing a one-stop shop for plug-and-play Meridian Sooloos systems.”
MAI will offer following QNAP models:
- 2-bay: Two 4TB Drives with 4TB of storage, 4GB of RAM (MSRP: $1,200)
- 4-bay: Four 4TB Drives with 12TB of storage, 4GB of RAM (MSRP: $1,800)
- Rack Mount 4-bay: Four 4TB Drives with 12TB, 4GB of RAM (MSRP: $3,000)
“The average music aficionado has a collection of about 20,000 songs, many of which are high resolution files,” said Hernan Lopez, QNAP’s Total Solutions Manager. “With this level of investment in terms of money and time spent building their collections, customers need to protect their investments. MAI and QNAP have partnered to bring customers an enriched environment of high-resolution audio and advanced storage technology—lossless audio with peace of mind.”
QNAP is designed to protect the customer’s investment in audio with its advanced Hot-swappable RAID technology. If a hard disk fails, the QNAP NAS will allow the user to replace the faulty disk without compromising the user’s entire music collection.
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at www.qnap.com.
Founded in 1988, MAI is the exclusive importer of Meridian Audio products for the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Lithia Springs, Georgia, MAI also has a showroom in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. MAI offers sales, service, training and dealer support in North America for all Meridian products. MAI has developed Meridian into a formidable brand in the US, with particular focus on the custom integration market. MAI has also helped Meridian earn many awards from the US press. MAI’s combination of its dynamic team and its superior service and training has positioned the US to be one of the most successful markets in the world for Meridian products.
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