Fusion Research is now shipping a new version of its popular entry-level movie server, the Premiere MkII. It features 2TB of internal storage that holds up to 300 DVDs, and like all the Fusion movie servers, users can expand storage by using a standard NAS on the network.
The new chassis is now a 1U unit with removable rack ears, which uses a new higher speed Blu-ray drive for significantly fast loading than the previous model. The new piece has more processing power and now features Dolby Atmos support. Powered by Fusion’s proprietary EPIC software, the new and improved unit retains the same retail ($2999) and dealer price points as the previous model.
"As we’ve seen the price of HDMI matrix switches drop, a lot more integrators are installing the Premiere into racks and running them through the entire house,” said Ingo Schmoldt, VP of sales for Fusion Research. “This new product will slot in without the need of an additional custom shelf kit and when the ears are removed, it looks great on its own sitting in a room.”
The Premiere can be expanded to two discrete movie sources with the addition of a zone player on the network. The Premiere ships with an IR remote and has drivers available for most major automation systems. Fusion is offering a very aggressive showroom demo program for dealers wanting to display the Premiere MkII.