It’s been a while in development, but S1Digital have finally announced their new Entertainment Server range, comprising 3U and 1U rack-mounted solutions running Windows Home Server, but with a whole host of goodies on top of the base platform, including the ability to stream high definition TV and movies.

“The Digital Entertainment Platform is the most advanced digital entertainment offering on the market today,” stated Paul Heitlinger, President of S1Digital. “Our solution is unique and we consider it a new category of product. No media server has been able to integrate this many different types of media, much less stream high-definition TV and movies.”

The Entertainment Server is available in 4, 8 (1U chassis) 16 and 32 Terabyte (3U chassis) capacities, and bundles a built-in combo Blu-ray, DVD and CD drive. The server has the ability to stream live CableCard or ATSC HDTV to clients – certainly a first in the Windows Home Server world. An optional 100 disc Blu-ray changer is also available.

S1Digital are also offering supporting Media Centre clients as part of the total package, which can play content stored on the server, streaming smooth 1080p video and 7.1 channel audio. Live and recorded HDTV can be streamed directly to the client, without needing TV tuners or a cable box directly attached.

For those seeking automated home support, an optional touch screen controller can manage the Media Centers from any room. It provides two-way control enabling browsing of content including cover-art and metadata and can integrate with existing control solutions from Crestron, AMX, RTI and other touch screen controllers.

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Entertainment Server 1600/3200

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Looks like S1Digital have done an amazing job to develop a high-end home server. Is this the world’s most advanced home server? Certainly will take some beating.

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