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Escient Offers Free Software Update for Vision Products

Indianapolis, IN — Escient is offering a free software update for its Vision Series Media Management products. The Vision Update V1.1 software release, which is available beginning today, will enhance and expand the home entertainment experience for Escient’s Vision Series customers, adding both improved functionality and new lifestyle features. The update will be available free of charge to all Escient’s Vision VS and VC Series products, including two versions of the company’s all-in-one server/player, Models VS-100 and VS-200, as well as the VC-1 networked audio-video zone player. Customers may visit for instructions on how to receive their free udates.

The Vision Update V1.1 software release will offer improved user interface responsiveness, stability, and video quality. Key enhancements include complete two-way external control capabilities for Vision Movies, Music, Rhapsody, Photos, and the front-panel DVD/CD drive. A brand-new Vision module for Crestron support including multi-resolution touchpanel files and multi-unit control programming is available on the Escient web site for use with the new two-way control capabilities available in the Vision Update V1.1 software release.

The Vision Update V1.1 software release also includes backward compatibility with the built-in two-way control modules available in the Marantz 9001 remote, the Philips 9600, 9800, and 9400 remotes, and the UEI NevoSL remote. The new two-way interface also enables control from several other third-party control and multi-room media distribution systems. Documentation and instructions for using the new two-way control interface with the compatible third-party control and distribution products is also available on the Escient web site.