Annapolis, MD–Xperinet Inc., a developer of home technology integration products, has released its latest convergence product, Xperinet MIRV (Multiple Independent-Replay Video) server. Built on an open-systems Intel architecture and the Linux Operating System, MIRV provides a one-box solution for video storage.
By storing video content on a multi-terabyte disk array, users can access movies throughout the home without searching for the physical media. MIRV scales playback using interpolation algorithms to enhance the picture on high definition displays, which often support up to 1,200 lines. MIRV also supports video capture of NTSC signals, enabling users to upload VHS movies or recordings from broadcast.
“Many customers are looking for an alternative to lining the walls of their home theater with shelving for DVD and VHS media,” remarked Xperinet president and CEO, John Cox. “Xperinet MIRV gives the consumer a cost-effective solution for storing video content, and removes the frustration of looking for a DVD, only to find some member of the household has ‘borrowed it’ or failed to return it to its proper place in the library.”
Three models are being produced with storage capacities from 1.0 to 1.75 Terabytes, ranging in price from $5,999 to $10,999 at manufacturer’s suggested retail prices. In the second quarter of 2004, Xperinet will begin shipment of a thin client that will enable MIRV to output up to six independent video streams simultaneously across the Local Area Network.
Concurrent with this release will be an update of the server code, permitting users to daisy chain MIRV servers for exceptionally large libraries. Xperinet is presently taking orders for the first production run of MIRV, which is scheduled for shipment in March 04. The MIRV is available throughout the US via Xperinet’s network of dealers and distributors.
For more information, visit www.xperinet.com or call 888.288.7500.