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New Company, Mozaex, Launches Blu-ray Server

Mozaex , launched by Axonix founder Douglas Kihm with the goal of redefining personal multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment, is now fully funded and operating with key members from the former Axonix team. Drawing from more than 26 years of experience at Axonix where he presided over the development of the co
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Mozaex, launched by Axonix founder Douglas Kihm with the goal of redefining personal multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment, is now fully funded and operating with key members from the former Axonix team.

Drawing from more than 26 years of experience at Axonix where he presided over the development of the company’s product lines, Kihm says he decided to launch his new Blu-ray server company to meet the demands of high-end home integrators.

“After developing MediaMax and listening closely to the needs of leading custom home electronics dealers, I decided to form a company that addresses the un-served need for a premier Blu-ray media server with never-fail reliability, online system service, and unmatched quality,” explained Kihm, who will serve as Mozaex CEO.

Mozaex will demonstrate its new product line at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from February 2-4 alongside its exclusive German distributor Audionetwork in Booth 1H5 in the RAI Exhibition Centre.

Kihm said that his company achieves its goal of “Set and Forget” reliability, in a large part, by shipping every Mozaex system with SurePlay, an online remote access, system maintenance program that allows either the dealer or Mozaex to update and maintain the system anywhere in the world. Along with its EasyUp single-click user software updating utility, dealers no longer need to perform on-site maintenance, according to the company.

“It is all about 100-percent reliability and service,” Kihm explained. “We are in the process of training our eight domestic rep firms and 10 international distributors to provide our dealers with exceptional support both online and on-site, plus remote online system service.”

The Mozaex system, according to Kihm, allows instant playback of media stored on its Server, including Blu-ray and DVD movies, CD and MP3 music, photos and on-demand NetFlix movies and Pandora music via the Mozaex NetPlay online media service. Any media can be played simultaneously in any room resulting in unprecedented ease, elegance, and excitement.

Mozaex offers two types of expandable systems that meet the needs of both the most discriminating client and the cost conscientious client:

• Player/Server Systems – Up to 30 Blu-ray playback zones based on individual players and centralized storage server. Three player models are available with varying chassis, pricing, and audio and video features.

• All-In-One Systems – Based on a single, fully integrated unit, the affordable All-In-One systems combines one or several players with and integrated storage Server. The Solo Series includes both a Blu-ray player and storage, while the Bravo and Quartet are four music player-based servers with and without an integrated Blu-ray player, respectively.

Pricing starts at $2,495 (U.S. MSRP) for a single Blu-ray zone, Player; the All-In-One, 1TB Solo 1 model has a retail price of $4,195. Servers are available with up to 15TBs of RAID 6 protected storage and start at $5,995 for the 4TB Server 2U non-RAID model.

Unlike Media Center Edition PC-based media servers, Mozaex is a dedicated, proprietary media server appliance that is designed for continuous ultra-reliable operation. Mozaex offers interoperability with Crestron, AMX, and Control4. The company is releasing at the ISE 2010 Amsterdam show new Interfaces for the new Philips Pronto and NetStreams touchpanels.

Mozaex products are covered by a limited three-year warranty and free product lifetime telephone support. Mozaex is currently offering service and support for the no-longer-manufactured Axonix MediaMax product line.

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