updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri April 4, 2008
Qsonix updates DMS
Qsonix has updated the key components of its Digital Music System, which lets owners store all their music centrally but listen to it in up to four different areas in a house, controlling it through a simple touchscreen interface. People can now get these detached screens in a 17-inch size, which can alternately be stood on a flat surface or hung against a wall using a VESA mount. The interface lets users view album and track information, and create their own playlists through drag-and-drop motions.
At the core of the system is the Q110 server, which is now able to store up to 1.5TB of audio; this equates to as many as 4,000 CDs in a lossless WMA format, or 25,000 compressed albums. The server has also been updated with v2.42 firmware, which allows it to burn and play CDs at the same time, and access a satellite-based web service, with DirectWay support.
The software is a free update, but prices for DMS installations start at $4,195 without a touchscreen. [via Electronic House]