Crestron ADMS Revolutionizes Content Acquisition and Delivery
ROCKLEIGH, NJ, December 23, 2009 – Crestron is now shipping its new ADMS Intermedia Delivery System™ that revolutionizes the way media is experienced and removes all boundaries between TV, movies, music and the Internet. ADMS is more than just another media server; it accesses any type of entertainment or information from a variety of content providers and displays selections in full 1080p and digital surround sound. Directly play, stream or download any choice of title from the onscreen menu without ever exiting the ADMS environment or opening a separate application.
Exclusive WorldSearch® technology performs lightning fast intermedia searches, instantly displaying the results in a graphical onscreen menu. Using the optional wireless compact keyboard or virtual keyboard on a Crestron touchpanel, the WorldSearch engine collects and displays the full spectrum of available content related to any entered keyword, and selections are organized and displayed based on relevance and quality.
Today, music and video content sources come in a variety of media formats and can require different user interfaces, players, boxes, remotes and hard drives. To get complete access to all available content, not only are several boxes required, but if one provider doesn't have the title desired, multiple independent searches must be conducted and manually repeated until the content is located. "WorldSearch not only delivers the content you are looking for quickly and easily, but also related content that you didn't even know existed," explains Vin Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing.
Part of a complete home entertainment system, ADMS features a 1TB RAID 1 hard drive, a powerful search engine and beautiful graphical interface to gather any type of content from a wide selection of sources, whether on the local hard drive, network device or online. Optional 4TB RAID5 NAS (Network Access Storage) drives may be connected for additional hard drive storage. To accommodate Blu-ray Discs, the ADMS solution also includes an optional 200-disc Blu-ray changer, which enables intuitive and dynamic browsing of an entire Blu-ray/DVD collection. Up to five changers may be cascaded to hold up to 1,000 discs. Even home movies can be included in the ADMS library, searchable with WorldSearch, and instantly accessed.
The most popular music formats, including Apple® iTunes®, Windows Media and MP3 are supported by ADMS, allowing you to search and play any song, podcast, video or audiobook from your iTunes library via a home theater or multi-zone audio system. Preview songs before you add them to your queue, search by genre, song, album and artist, and scroll through the album art while controlling the decibel level, all from the touchpanel.
With Amazon® Video OnDemand onboard, ADMS brings the largest selection of movies for rent or purchase right to your HD display. Complete online catalogs are updated daily, providing immediate access to new releases. The ADMS also provides an incomparable Internet TV experience, enabling instant access to the best online video content, from popular sites such as Hulu™, Joost™, Vimeo™, Metacafe®, YouTube® and others. ADMS natively streams online TV shows, movies and videos in full screen HD.
Completing the multimedia experience, ADMS brings the power of the Internet to a high definition large screen. Featuring an exclusive, integrated Web browser, ADMS delivers the Internet to an HDTV display at speeds that leave traditional delivery systems in the dust. Surf the Web, check email or watch a live streaming video of breaking news or your favorite sports team in true HD.
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern businesses and lifestyles. Its integrated solutions control audio, video, computer, lights, shades, thermostats and security systemes from touchpanels, keypads, remotes and mobile devices. Crestron unifies technology and communication to enhance comfort, convenience and efficiencies in homes and commercial enterprises.
Crestron manufactures all products from its World Headquarters in New Jersey, with 57 regional offices throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia.