Mozaex, a media server manufacturer that joined the market after some of the category’s pioneers already had disappeared, may have just established itself as the brand to beat.
The Mozaex Solo 2 3D’s stylish, compact, and ultra quiet design was intended to meet the needs of the “consummate home theater enthusiast.”
The Salt Lake City manufacturer has begun shipping its Solo 2, which supports Blu-ray 3D, displays digital photo libraries and online media services, and features 12TB of storage.
“The Solo 2 3D simplifies entertainment by providing instant access to your entire collection of Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray 3D movies, DVD, music, photos, and online media including Netflix, Pandora and others,” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.
Kihm says that the Solo 2 3D satisfies the growing “sweet spot” demand for a Blu-ray 3D solution that is scalable in storage and multi-room playback. “No other entertainment server offers this incredible price-to-performance value,” he stated. “The closest competition costs more than twice as much, requires disc changers, and doesn’t support 3D, photos, or online media.”
With U.S. retail pricing starting at less than $6,000 USD and with up to 12TBs of media storage, the Solo 2 3D is being marketed as “the world’s highest quality, most affordable and most scalable all-in-one Blu-ray entertainment solution.” Up to four additional Blu-ray Players may be added for $2,495 apiece, Kihm says.
“Our 750 authorized dealers in more than 20 countries continue to be an invaluable source of product innovation and market success,” Kihm continued. “First we met their growing demand for a no-compromise all-in-one Blu-ray 3D solution in 2010, and this year we have met the need to store and play up to 300 Blu-ray or 1,500 DVD movies at an incredibly affordable price.”
The Solo 2 3D’s stylish, compact, and ultra quiet design was intended to meet the needs of the “consummate home theater enthusiast,” Kihm added. Inside its black brushed aluminum chassis is a complete Blu-ray 3D entertainment system that only takes 3.5U of rack space and 13.3 inches of depth. It is cooled by dual 20db fans. A rack mount kit is optionally available for 19-inch rack mount applications.
Future Safe, Highly Immersive Blu-ray 3D Continues to Grow in Popularity
Mozaex continues to lead the industry since introducing the world’s first, award-winning Blu-ray 3D media server in 2010.
Mozaex claims to offer the broadest support for 3D TVs and 3D glasses. The company has announced the addition of Mitsubishi DLP, Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung 3D TVs plus NVidia 3D Vision and XPAND glasses to its list of compatible 3D TVs and glasses. The Solo 2 3D also supports NVidia GPUs, 7.1-channel surround HD Audio, Full HD 3D Vision, CUDA, and PureVideo HD technology.
To further expand the Solo, up to four Players can be added to allow simultaneous playback of any media at any time in five rooms. The Player’s retail pricing begins at $2,495 for the DVD drive model and $2,995 for the Blu-ray drive model. While all 1, 2, and 3 Series Players play loaded Blu-ray movies the 2 and 3 Series Players play both loaded and disc based Blu-ray Active 3D movies.
For larger projects, Mozaex offers the “Player/Server” family, which virtually supports an unlimited number of Players and RAID 6 storage. A new Enterprise Class of Mozaex server is also being released in March 2011 that supports up to an unprecedented 200TBs of SAS RAID 6 protected media storage.
Mozaex offers interoperability for touchpanel controllers from companies including Crestron, AMX, Control4, RTI, Savant, ELAN, and NetStreams.
To minimize on-site service, Mozaex includes with every system a service utility called SurePlay that allows the dealer or Mozaex to login to the Solo to perform period checkups and update software. In addition, an EasyUp utility allows users to easily perform updates to the Mozaex software.
According to the company, the Mozaex system is 100 percent legal, because it does not ship with unlicensed decryption software. However, for those who want greater peace-of-mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a “Cache 100” disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present. The Cache 100 is expected to ship by March 31, 2011 and has a planned retail price of $2,495.