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The Russound Smart Media Console is a powerful and flexible Media Center controller designed for digital entertainment and home integration.
The Smart Media Console allows you to store, manage, and enjoy all of your digital content from the comfort of your living room. Record your favorite shows or movies or pause and rewind the big game with the digital video recorder function. Download and view movies and television on-demand. Enjoy DVDs in full surround sound and High-Definition video. Play your digital music collection though a home theater or multiroom audio system. View a slideshow of your digital photographs with music.
Beyond its role in managing your digital entertainment, the Smart Media Console is also a powerful home integration tool. Pre-loaded with Life|ware automation software, Russounds Smart Media Console can integrate with and provide system controls for third-party lighting, climate
control, security, and multiroom audio-video systems.
Driven by the Windows Vista Ultimate OS with Media Center and powered by Life|ware, the Smart Media Console is available in three different levels of hardware configurations, each level featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors and optional Digital Cable Ready CableCARD slot tuners.
Manages digital media including music, photos, and moviesRecords NTSC, ATSC, or High-Definition cable broadcasts
Provides 7.1 analog audio out with Doby Home Theater decoding
Controls home automation and integration systems
Powered by Life|Ware
Life|ware is groundbreaking software from Exceptional Innovation that allows you to seamlessly integrate control of your home with your world of digital entertainment.
With Life|ware you can control your homes lighting system, thermostats and security systems, distribute music throughout the house, enact homeowner-defined Life|scenes and share media across your entire network. And you can do it all with the same remote control, the same six buttons and the same famously graceful look, navigation and functionality of Media Center.
Its the power of digital entertainment and the convenience of home control at your fingertips.
Life|ware lets you do more.
Russound will be selling pre-configured bundles Life|ware. These bundles will allow installers to activate devices for multiroom audio, home theater and multiroom audio, security and control, or whole home automation in a fraction of the time required to install and activate individual device keys.
For more flexibility, keys for additional clients, extenders, or six and twelve device multipacks can be purchased separately. These pre-configured Life|ware bundles provide integrators and installers with a significant time-savings over custom installations and programming.
Home Theater with Multiroom Audio
Security and Control
Share digital content across your home network
Choose how you want to interact with Life|ware via mouse, keyboard, remote, or touchscreens
Multi-vendor hardware support gives you more choices among PCs and subsystems
Schedules for common home control and security tasks
Life|scenes set a mood using all of your homes systems
Extend the experience around the house using Media Center Extenders or PC clients
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