S1Digital launches new P500 Media Center and updates ProLine Series products for 2009


The P500 builds upon
S1Digital’s already successful line of ProLine Series Media Centers
and provides customers with powerful features in a high-end, custom designed
chassis. Available with up to four CableCard HDTV tuners plus an 
unencrypted QAM/ATSC tuner, Blu-ray movie playback with Profile 2.0 features,
movie archiving capabilities, and three terabytes (2TB useable) of internal
RAID-5 storage. The P500 supports HDMI (with 5.1 channel audio), DVI and
component video outputs as well as digital optical and 7.1 channel analog
audio. The P500 is powered by Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo CPU, P45 motherboard
and runs Vista Ultimate. RS-232 control is available via the built in serial

I’m also excited
to announce that we’ve refreshed the other ProLine Series Media Centers with
additional features and new hardware to bring more powerful digital
entertainment capabilities to you.

  • S800
    Media Server – Updating the already powerful S800 Media Center Server with
    Intel’s latest Core i7 CPU and Extreme Series DX58SO Motherboard, the S800
    can handle demanding activities such as streaming multiple HDTV content
    around the house while recording multiple TV shows and playing Blu-ray
    movies simultaneously. The S800 supports six terabytes of hardware RAID
    managed storage with a 12 terabyte option planned shortly.
  • P600
    Media Center – S1Digital’s silent Media Center has been upgraded with a
    more powerful Intel P45 motherboard, two terabytes (1TB useable) RAID 1
    storage and the video outputs have been upgraded to support HDMI (with 5.1
    channel audio), DVI and component video. An unencrypted QAM/ATSC TV tuner
    is also included.
  • Media
    Center Mini Edition (Home Series) – The miniature MCME has been upgraded
    with Blu-ray playback capability, a more powerful CPU and motherboard
    (G45) and HDMI audio capabilities.

All ProLine
Media Centers include as standard Blu-ray movie playback and storage with
Profile 2.0 capabilities, Vista Ultimate with SP1 and TV Pack and support up to
four CableCard TV tuners for watching and recording HDTV cable channels. In
addition, S1Digital is offering a free upgrade to Windows 7, when released on
all Media Centers, with the exception of the Mini Edition. Full details can be
found on the S1Digital website.

ProLine Media Centers are now upgradeable with Soundpack, which provides HDMI
1.3a and 7.1 channel analog audio outputs with RCA connectors. The Soundpack
option features support for Protected Audio Playback System (PAPS) and Advanced
Access Content System (AACS) certification. S1Digital’s Media Centers are
capable of decoding Blu-ray movies that take full advantage of lossless digital
audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ for the ultimate
aural experience.

As if that wasn’t enough, S1Digital’s close partnership with Autonomic Controls
enables S1Digital’s Media Centers and Servers to be controlled via Crestron,
AMX, RTI, HAI and PC based touchscreens over IP or RS232, including full two
way feedback.