Current VidaBox News
VidaBox Ships LiivJACK mini - An Add-on for High-Speed, Multi-disc Archiving Using LiivNAS Systems
September 8th, 2014
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — September 8, 2014 — New add-on allows Drop-n-Rip archiving of up to (3) CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs when connected to a LiivNAS. Drop-n-Rip provides automated download of cover art, plot synopsis, and other rich metadata for easy browsing via TV interface or integrated automation control systems. [View LiivJACK mini] [More : Word Document]
VidaBox Releases new 'Drop-n-Rip' Features: Autoupdate Missing Metadata + Import of ISO, MKV, & more
September 1st, 2014
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — September 1, 2014 — New 'Drop-n-Rip' software release automates missing metadata updates for disc archivals made when internet access was unavailable, upon restoring internet connectivity. Digitized video - such as ISOs, MKVs, MP4s, M4Vs, & AVIs - can now be imported into a LiivNAS & auto-tagged with covers & metadata [More : Word Document]
Compass Control® Technology Now. Compatible w. VidaBox LiivNAS Media Servers & Dune HD Media Players
March 28th, 2014
MOUNT VERNON, NY — March 28, 2014 — Key Digital, an award winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, has announced that VidaBox's LiivNAS and Dune HD Media players are now compatible with the Compass Control System. [More : Press Release] [See Upgrade Info / Add-on Part]
VidaBox Ships Premium iPad Air Frames and Power over CAT5 Charging Solutions with Affordable Pricing
January 13rd, 2014
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — January 13, 2014 — VidaBox LLC is now shipping their iPad Air on-wall frames. Available in (7) different colors and finishes to blend into any environment, these frames are designed with theft deterrence in mind, making them ideal for commercial and public setups for digital signage and other interactive displays. [View iPad Air frames] [More : Word Document]
VidaBox Expands Liiv™ Series Media Products with LiivNAS™ Pro, LiivSTOR™, and LiivJACK™ systems
September 24th, 2013
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — September 24, 2013 — VidaBox is expanding their Liiv™ series Media Systems today with three (3) new additions – the LiivNAS™ Pro, a high performance Drop-n-Rip™ archiving & storage unit; the LiivSTOR™, a high-capacity storage expansion unit; plus the LiivJACK™, a high speed, multi-disc archiving unit. Starting with a LiivNAS Pro, these units can be combined to create an affordable, yet flexible multiroom audio-video setup for a single or virtually unlimited number of rooms. [View LiivNAS Pro] [View LiivSTOR] [View LiivJACK] [More : Word Document]
VidaBox Debuts OpenSqueeze Solo™: An Open Source-based Alternative to SqueezeBox Music Player
September 18th, 2013
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — September 18, 2013 — VidaBox is debuting the new OpenSqueeze Solo™, a low-cost alternative to the discontinued line of SqueezeBox Music Players. Starting at a US MSRP of $239 each, it works similarly to SqueezeBox Duet players, using SqueezeCenter software and accessing MySqueezeBox.com to tap into locally stored music, premium online radio services such as Pandora, MOG, Last.fm, Live365, plus other free services TuneIn Radio, Shoutcast, Slacker, BBC Radio, SkyFM, and more. Additional services like Spotify (paid service) are available via an additional third-party plug-in. [View Product Details] [More : Word Document]
VidaBox, LLC Adds Acoustic Solutions of Angola to Their Family of Exclusive Distributors
September 3rd, 2013
LUANDA, ANGOLA — September 3, 2013 — VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of premium media systems and audio-video accessories located in Long Island, New York, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Angola with Acoustic Solutions, a well respected AV component distributor located in Luanda, Angola. [More : Word Document] [Visit Acoustic Solutions of Angola]
VidaBox, LLC Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Beijing Touch Technologies for China, Hong Kong, & Taiwan
August 22nd, 2013
BEIJING, CHINA — August 22, 2013 —VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of premium media systems and AV accessories located in New York, USA, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan with Beijing Touch Technologies Co., Ltd, a well established audio-video component distribution company located in Beijing, China [More : Word Document]
VidaBox Introduces LiivNAS: Dune Edition with Powerful Media Management Features and NAS Support
May 16th, 2013
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — May 16, 2013 — VidaBox announced a new LiivNAS™ model today dubbed “Dune Edition” with direct support for Dune HD media players, and specific features for supporting third-party storage devices such as NAS or USB hard drives. Available in an installation friendly 2U rack-mount form factor, the LiivNAS: Dune Edition includes a choice of third-party drivers for two-way movie metadata integration with Control4, Crestron, or RTI. LiivNAS: Dune Edition is exclusively available for purchase in the United States from www.duneplayer.com [More : Word Document] [Visit Dune HD Website]
VidaBox, LLC Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Harmonic Audio for New Zealand
April 24th, 2013
Hamilton, New Zealand — April 24, 2013 — VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of premium media systems and AV accessories located in New York, USA, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for New Zealand with Harmonic Audio, a High-End audio-video component distribution company located in Hamilton, New Zealand. [More : Word Document] [Visit Distributor Website]
VidaBox Ships New LiivNAS for On-Demand Movie & Music Distribution with Silent Cooling & Higher Storage Capacities
March 13th, 2013
Garden City Park, NY — Mar 13, 2013 —VidaBox is now shipping "The New LiivNAS," a redesign of their popular LiivNAS Media System. The new system offers the same convenient Drop-n-Rip™ drive for archiving of unencrypted CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays, along with 2-way movie metadata for popular control systems like Crestron and Control4 when used with Dune HD Media Players, plus optional Sonos Controller and iTunes installation support. All these features are available in a new, more compact form factor with silent cooling, plus additional storage options. [More : Word Document]
VidaBox Ships High-Quality iPad Mini Frames with Very Affordable Pricing
February 26th, 2013
Garden City Park, NY — Feb 15, 2013 — VidaBox LLC is now officially shipping their new iPad mini frames and wall mounts. Ideal for residential and commercial environments, they help seamlessly integrate the latest Apple tablets as a touch interface for various automation and control systems. When combined with VidaBox vCharger™ & vPower™ stations, these components form a complete mounting and charging solution, perfect for integrators and DIYers alike. [More : Word Document]
VidaBox, LLC Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with AlhenaCom SRL for Continental Europe
October 4th, 2012
Garden City Park, NY — Oct 4, 2012 —VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of premium media centers and servers located in New York, USA, has signed an expanded strategic distribution agreement for Continental Europe with AlhenaCom Srl, a Valued Added Distribution company located in Modena, Italy and parts of ATS Group S.p.A.
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VidaBox vPlayer™ & vStreamer™ Media Extenders Sport Redesigned Look and Premium Features
August 31st, 2012
Garden City Park, NY — Aug 31, 2012 — VidaBox announced the official launch of their latest Media Extenders, dubbed vPlayer and vStreamer. The vStreamer has no optical drive, can stream stored Blu-ray, DVD, and music from VidaBox servers and access online streaming content, all through a single CAT5e/6 cable over Ethernet. The vPlayer has the same features, but adds a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, which supports direct disc playback, or the archival of any unencrypted disc back to the main server. This allows users to easily load new titles onto the server from any vPlayer, providing an unmatched level of convenience.
VidaBox LiivNAS™ Easily Distributes Blu-ray, DVD, and Music Files to Dune HD and Sonos® Media Players, with Powerful 2-way Integration
August 27st, 2012
Garden City Park, NY — Aug 27, 2012 — VidaBox proudly debuts the brand new LiivNAS, an entry-level storage system designed to easily archive movies and music for multi-room distribution. Unlike traditional NAS devices, LiivNAS has a built-in Drop-n-Rip™ disc drive for easy archiving of unencrypted CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Metadata tagging occurs automatically during archival, and is made available to compatible media player devices such as those made by Dune HD for movies and Sonos for music. Integration with Control4 is available as an option, displaying movie and music cover art with metadata on any Control4 touch panel, iOS or Android device, or TV OSD interface. Support for additional control systems will follow in the near future.
[Word Document] (Shipping starts Sept. 4, 2012)
VidaBox Debuts New vCharger & vPower : Complete Power-over-CAT5 Charging Solution for USB Devices
May 31st, 2012
Garden City Park, NY — May 31, 2012 — VidaBox, LLC is officially shipping the new vCharger & vPower station, a complete, long-distance Power-over-CAT5 USB charging solution. The vCharger draws constant voltage from a vPower station via CAT5 cable, and converts that voltage to charge a connected USB device, such as an Apple iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android devices, Kindle Fire, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and others. The vCharger can be located as far as 328 feet away from the vPower, and still provide full charging power. Up to (4) vCharger units can be connected to a single vPower station by adding a vPower 4-Port adapter.
VidaBox Ships New iPad Home Button Blocker for iPad Frames
May 25th, 2012
Garden City Park, NY — May 25, 2012 — VidaBox, LLC is releasing the new iPad Home Button Blocker for their family of iPad 2 & iPad 3rd Gen mounting frames. They are designed to work with a wall-mounted iPad and prevent unauthorized access to an iPad's Home Button, making it suitable as a dedicated control panel, public interactive touch exhibit, or digital kiosk display. Available in black and white, they start at $19.99 each. Volume-based discounts are available for integrators and resellers.
VidaBox vCenter™ Media System Features 3D & 7.1 Lossless Sound Support with New, Unique Navigation Interface
January 31st, 2012
Amsterdam, NL - Jan. 31st – VidaBox, LLC debuts the vCenter Media System, a new addition to the VidaBox family of Media Centers. The system boasts a list of impressive features, such as on demand playback of Blu-rays in true 1080p quality, automatic HD-upscaling for DVDs, plus 3D support with 7.1 lossless surround sound via its HDMI 1.4 output. It also sports a new on-screen interface, designed for easier access to the latest IPTV features and sources, wherever available.
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VidaBox Debuts Budget-friendly vServer™ & vServerPro™ Systems – Includes Drop-n-Rip™, DualRip™ features, plus Third-Party Streamer Metadata Support
January 31st, 2012
Amsterdam, NL - Jan. 31st – VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom AV distribution & control solutions, introduces the vServer™ & vServerPro™ series of Media Servers. This new line of multi-zone servers includes a built-in Blu-ray drive, and seamlessly archives any unencrypted disc with its Drop-n-Rip™ and DualRip™ features. It then streams stored Blu-ray, DVD, music, photos, videos, & other digital content to 10 or more VidaBox extenders losslessly over a single Ethernet cable. Other media players like Dune, PopCorn Hour, and TViX may also be added as well with its third-party metadata compatibility.
[Word Document] (Shipping Q2 of 2012)
VidaBox vStreamer™ & vPlayer™ Extenders Add 3D Playback, 7.1 Lossless Audio, and New, Exclusive Interface at a Lower Cost
January 31st, 2012
Amsterdam, NL - Jan. 31st – VidaBox, LLC, a leading manufacturer of media servers and control solutions, unveiled the new vStreamer and vPlayer™ extenders today. Available with (vPlayer™) or without a built-in Blu-ray drive (vStreamer™), these systems stream music, DVDs, and true 1080p Blu-ray video with up to 7.1 lossless surround sound over a single Ethernet cable. Both include HDMI 1.4 for 3D playback, and have a new, exclusive interface with greater access to the latest IPTV features and sources.
[Word Document] (Shipping Q2 of 2012)
VidaBox Servers Adds Metadata Support for Third-Party Players from HDI Dune, Popcorn Hour, TViX, XBMC, & More
December 15th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - Sep. 7th – VidaBox, LLC has announced enhanced Media Server compatibility with third-party streamers from Popcorn Hour, HDI Dune, TiVX, XBMC, and other budget-friendly players. Integrators can take advantage of VidaBox's exclusive Drop-n-Rip™ technologies for Blu-ray, DVD, & CD archiving to combine them with media streamers to offer a low-cost and convenient systems.
VidaBox Unveils LC-300 LiivController™ Powered by vAutomation 2.0 : Multiroom Audio and Automation Control From Any iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch®
September 7th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - Sep. 7th – VidaBox today introduced its latest multiroom audio control and automation system powered by the vAutomation control platform: the LC-300 LiivController™. Joining the previously announced LC-200, the LC-300 combines automation controls, multiroom audio, and a Drop-n-Rip™ Blu-ray™ drive for easy archiving — all in one cost-effective unit....
Control4 Driver for VidaBox Available Now from Extra Vegetables, Ltd.
July 12th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - July 12th – VidaBox LLC and Extra Vegetables Ltd. jointly introduces a Control4 driver, providing direct IP control of any VidaBox Blu-ray, DVD, and music system from any Control4 device. This new driver provides integrators with yet another control system option, on top of existing capability with Crestron, AMX, RTI, URC, and other top-tier control systems....
[Word Document] [Driver Details / Buy Driver]
VidaBox Debuts New iPad2 Frames with Very Affordable Pricing
May 27th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - May 27th – VidaBox LLC today announced the release of their new iPad2 compatible frames and wall mounts. Designed for both residential and commercial environments, they seamlessly integrate Apple tablets as a touch interface for various automation and control systems. Combined with VidaBox iPower™ & iPCX™ kits, these components form a complete mounting and charging solution sought by integrators and DIYers alike... [Word Document]
VidaBox Now Shipping iPCX™ Charger Extender Kit for On-Wall iPad® Mounts
January 25th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - January 25th – VidaBox LLC today announced that the company is shipping the iPCX™ charger extender kit for its on-wall iPad® mounting solutions, which allow for the seamless integration of iPads into any home environment for complete system control. In addition to being compatible with VidaBox-branded iPad mounts, the kit works with other iPad mounts on the market and provides reliable charging over long distances of up to 100 feet via a single CAT5 cable... [Word Document]
VidaBox LiivController™ With vAutomation 2.0™ Provides Ultimate Control and Media Browsing Experience From Any iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod Touch®
January 19th, 2011
Garden City Park, NY - January 19th – VidaBox LLC announces the upcoming release of the new LiivController™, a rackmount or stand-alone system that runs the new vAutomation 2.0™ control platform. Any iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch® can access the LiivController units running vAutomation 2.0 via Wi-Fi, turning the devices into the ultimate touch screen interfaces for control over any and all components — from cable boxes and displays to receivers — all via IR, TCP/IP, and RS-232 commands sent from LiivController. LiivController is available in an entry-level version (LC-200) featuring four-zone multiroom audio and a premium version (LC-500) w. 12-zone multiroom audio.... [Word Document]