Fusion Marks 10 Years of Movie Servers with Premiere-4 Launch

The Premier-4 multiroom movie server from Fusion Research delivers up to five video streams simultaneously and easily integrates into most control and automation systems.


With the home entertainment market increasing its diversity, homeowners can now choose from broadcast, home media libraries and streaming content.

Combining the convenience of streaming content and the quality of physical media, Fusion Research's line of movie servers have supported consumers' entertainment needs for 10 years. To mark its anniversary, the company has introduced its latest server: The Premiere-4.

The newly announced Premiere-4 is designed to provide homeowners with a movie playback solution that delivers multiple movie streams simultaneously. Its dealer features enable it to easily integrate into a variety of home system environments.

The product is an ideal entry-level solution for consumers who want to store their DVD and Blu-ray collections. The movie server can hold unlimited amounts of DVDs or Blu-rays with the “Add Your Own Storage” option (the simple storage option begins at 4TBS or roughly 600 DVDs) and is controlled by either existing IP drivers from major automation companies or simple IR remote control. Each movie is captured “bit for bit,” ensuring top notch quality.

“This is a culmination of our hard work over the years,” says Ingo Schmoldt, vice president of sales, Fusion Research. “The Premiere-4 can support up to five discrete movies playing at the same time, is rack mountable and seamlessly integrates with most of the major home automation solutions.”

Explaining the Premiere-4 in more detail, the company says the product runs on its proprietary third-generation Epic platform that includes Fusion's own database and Blu-ray playback engine to ensure reliable performance. 

In addition, Fusion says dealers can add up to four zone players to make the Premiere-4 the foundation of a multiroom video system, and it supports the object-based Dolby Atmos surround sound format. 

The Premiere products come in a sleek metal chassis, 1U tall with removable rack ears.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.


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