There's no arguing the fact that Niveus makes some pretty swank gear; the problem is finding someone to sell it to you. As of this week, though, the outfit's Media Server - Vail Edition will be available across the nation at ADI branches. Expectedly, no price is given, though it is noted that all Vail Editions sold through ADI come bundled with "an exclusive HDGiants content package, including 1 HDNet film and credit towards the purchase of MusicGiants downloads." Full release is after the break.

NIVEUS MEDIA AND ADI SERVE UP PREMIUM HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Available through ADI, the Niveus Media Server – Vail Edition provides a no-nonsense, high-performance entertainment experience.

vail_intro.jpgMilpitas, CA – December 30, 2008 – Niveus Media has teamed up with ADI to distribute the Niveus Media Server to custom electronics installers across the country. Now available at ADI branch locations, the Niveus Media Server – Vail Edition is an energy-efficient entertainment server designed to store, aggregate, and distribute HD content throughout the home.

With support for movies, music, photos, and much more in its slender frame, Vail is packed with advanced technologies to deliver stunning in-home audio and video reproduction. A CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards recipient, Vail is based on Windows Vista® Home Premium featuring Windows® Media Center. It is equipped with an optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, 250GB of storage, and proprietary Niveus technologies including the new Niveus Movie Library movie management interface!

Through Vail, digital photography and video collections are securely stored and accessed throughout the home; CD collections are merged with downloaded audio tracks to create a uniform and all-encompassing music library; and Blu-ray Disc™, DVD, and digital movies from leading content providers such as VideoGiants, are aggregated in the Niveus Movie Library, an attractive and intuitive movie management interface.

As Niveus' first energy-efficient media server, Vail Edition offers remarkably low power consumption at less than 180W. Niveus engineers were able to integrate the industry's finest components into Niveus' most compact media server, at just over 2 inches in height and 17lbs in weight.

Suitable for rack mount installation or living room placement, Vail is engineered with a silent active cooling design for cool and quiet (less than 30db noise) performance. For seamless integration into the home network, Vail is built with the proprietary Niveus ConvergencePanel™ high-performance audio and video ports.

All Vail Editions sold through ADI are bundled with an exclusive HDGiants content package, including 1 HDNet film and credit towards the purchase of MusicGiants downloads. Dealers will have the opportunity to earn recurring revenue on all the content that a customer purchases.

"The ability to store, control and stream High Definition content has become extremely important, and the Niveus Media Server – Vail Edition provides an excellent solution to do so," said RJ Hirshkind, Senior Product Manager for A/V for ADI. "This technology will help dealers build advanced home theaters that can manage HD video, music, photos and more."