Zappiti NAS RIP Audio Video Edition Enables Multiroom A/V Content Distribution

The Zappiti NAS RIP Audio Video Edition stores up to 120,000 disks and supports streaming from multiple zones.


As home networks continue to advance in complexity and the public’s appetite for audio and video content accessibility increases, it is more important than ever to have devices capable of meeting these trends.

Stepping up to meet this increasing demand is the French audio and video system management company Zappiti. The company’s new Zappiti NAS RIP Audio Video Edition eight-bay NAS with RIP functions supports homeowners’ ability to rip and store CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. 

The product is designed to serve as a home entertainment audio and video storage hub. It can deliver content without compromising performance through its bit-for-bit processes that eliminate the need for compression technologies. 

A single NAS RIP Audio Video Edition provides enough storage capacity for 120,000 CDs, 12,000 DVDs or 2,000 Blu-ray discs. Zappiti points out that integrators can link multiple NAS units to store thousands of movies, and the product utilizes RAID-5 backup technologies, which includes the option of hot swapping drives to prevent any loss of data. 

Once dealers install its media players in a home, the system distributes media throughout a home via standard network connections. The NAS drives and complete Zappiti system is supported with the company’s software, which identifies movies, TV shows and more to deliver cover art and movie descriptions via its Zappiti Db software. 

Other options include the ability to back up as many as four discs simultaneously by plugging in an external Blu-ray disc drive. 

Zappiti adds its line of NAS products are available in four versions:

  • Zappiti NAS 8N RIP Audio Video Edition:  This model features eight bays with an embedded Blu-ray player and ripping system. 
  • Zappiti NAS 8S RIP Audio Video Edition: Building upon the 8N RIP Audio Video Edition model’s features the 8S adds a more robust processor for faster backup capabilities, as well as indexing and menu navigation. 
  • Zappiti NAS 8N: This is a basic eight-bay NAS product. 
  • Zappiti NAS 8S: Similar to the basic NAS 8N, but this model features a faster processor. Zappiti says this model runs quieter than the NAS 8N. 

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About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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