ReQuest, a leading digital music and media server manufacturer, is all set for an exciting 2007. And, with new products, updates to its powerful Serious Play software, increased CD storage capacity, and an unequalled level of compatibility with Apple’s iTunes software all on the way, it could prove exciting for you too.
Peter Alloway, Sales Manager at ReQuest’s distributor Invision UK explained: “ReQuest music servers will be revamped to be more powerful, more affordable, and more accessible than ever before. Each of the ReQuest product lines will feature greater functionality and increased CD storage capacities - all at lower prices”.
“All ReQuest servers,” he continued, “will now come standard with NetSync for iTunes, including the entry level model, the N1.200, while maintaining compatibility with existing third party control systems, including NetStreams DigiLinX, Crestron and AMX.”
ReQuest has increased the storage capacity by 50 percent on the N1.200, to 120GB, and significantly reduced its pricing to an exciting and thoroughly accessible £1,495.
ReQuest’s current three music server families, the N-Series, F-Series and flagship S-Series, feature minimum CD-equivalent capacities of 200 discs, with the flagship able to handle a mind-boggling 2,500 discs – that’s more than four months’ worth of no-repeat, full-fidelity music. Of course, all ReQuest music servers continue to feature the audiophile-grade circuitry and compression-free format WAV and FLAC options, and thus offer the truly high-end sonics for which ReQuest servers are well known. They are also compatible with the full range of data-efficient MP3 formats that maximize storage for streaming and portable listening.
Just as significantly, all ReQuest music servers now utilize the new Serious Play operating system, which brings numerous performance improvements as well as some important new features to the fore. A new NetSync for iTunes plug-in automatically locates the music server on the home network and transfers music and playlists (and any user-edits of the metadata) from iTunes to the ReQuest server. Conversely, recordings and playlists added to the server are seamlessly integrated into the iTunes library and ready for automatic synchronisation with any iPods. Also among the many new powers is ReQuest’s Automatic Dual Encoding (ADE), which can be selected to transparently make two copies of each selection: one at a higher bit rate (or uncompressed) for full-resolution, serious listening at home, and a second, lower-bit rate encoding for ready transfer to iPods in a compact form, and for streaming off-site over the Internet for listening at remote locations such as the office, a second home, or during travel.
For the first time, families with multiple iPod’s can use their ReQuest server as a hub to share libraries and enjoy their entire music collections anywhere, be that in another room of the house, in the car, travelling, at work or even, via the Internet, on a personal computer in a hotel room or the office. Additionally, owners of one or more ReQuest servers can sync music collections to each system, whether it’s located across town or anywhere in the world using ReQuest’s patented NetSync technology.
Some mighty impressive developments to a winning range, I’m sure you’ll agree. “Since ReQuest introduced the world’s first music server to the industry,” Peter Alloway finished, “they have continued to provide innovative technologies designed to enhance the user experience. For the coming year, they plan on making several announcements and introductions that will reinforce their leadership role in this category.” Keep your eyes peeled – the server, it seems, has never been so functional.
For further information contact: +44 (0) 135 927 0280 http://www.invisionuk.com