CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners
The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.
Media Management Product of the Year: Fire-FX FFXPLAY 3.0 Welcome to the world of FIRE-FX, where your favorite media is always ready and available for viewing on demand. No longer will you have to deal with sluggish interfaces or poor streaming performance and buffering when watching your favorite shows or movies during peak hours! The FFXPLAY Media System is a “local streaming” system that stores media locally in a protected storage device to be streamed to one or more media players throughout the home. Our media system is composed of two elements, the FFXPLAY Media Server and the FFXHUB Media Centralized Storage Solution. One FFXHUB can support up to seven FFXPLAY Media Servers simultaneously. Our HUB and PLAY solution is very cost effective when expanding to additional rooms and our FIRE-LINK technology makes setup a snap. With FIRE-LINK, PLAY and HUB devices automatically seek each other out and link on the network, no TCP-IP networking knowledge required. FFXPLAY Media Server: The FFXPLAY is a lightning-fast, firmware-based media server that literally runs circles around the competition when it comes to performance.Back to article
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