HDI Dune Launches HDI Dune Pro: A High-End Media Center Featuring HDI Dune Home Technology for Connected Home Services

New audiophile-grade media player connects to the home network and provides the management of all connected devices and media via the television

Sep 01, 2010, 02:01 ET from HDI Dune

BERLIN, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IFA exhibition -- HDI Dune today announced HDI Dune Pro, the company's new upscale high-definition media center and the first product to feature HDI Dune Home Technology—a Connected Home Services platform, developed in conjunction with 4Home, that allows home monitoring, media management, and control of all networked cameras, thermostats, lights, etc. from the television.

HDI Dune Pro is the world's first Blu-ray player to support Connected Home Services.  "Consumer excitement for Connected Home Services is fueling demand for A/V products that offer superior networking and control functionality," said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO of HDI Dune. "When consumers buy a product with HDI Dune Home technology they'll be able to adjust their digital thermostat or see who is at the front door just as easily as they can enjoy high-definition movies from the comfort of their couch."

HDI Dune has partnered with 4Home to develop HDI Dune Home Technology as the standard for delivering Connected Home Services to A/V products. The technology allows these products to connect to the home network and display a control interface for monitoring and managing all connected devices and media via the television.

"HDI Dune is constantly innovating with consumer electronics, and their culture of being first to market with the latest technology was paramount to our joint development of HDI Dune Home Technology," said Leon Hounshell, CEO of 4Home. "This technology represents the culmination of HDI Dune's experience with innovative A/V product development and 4Home's expertise in advancing software for Connected Home Services. Together, we've led the way for a new generation of smart A/V devices that will become increasingly pervasive in the home."  

HDI Dune Pro

HDI Dune Pro is the ultimate HD entertainment center. Designed with the discerning and tech-savvy consumer in mind, HDI Dune Pro features a true audiophile-grade power supply and internal components for superior quality with both 7.1-channel digital and 2-channel analog playback. It also comes standard with a Blu-ray disc drive, a 3.5" SATA HDD rack, Ethernet and WiFi networking capabilities, and HDI Dune Home technology for Connected Home Services.

HDI Dune Pro will be on display at the IFA exhibition in Berlin on September 3rd in HDI Dune's booth (Hall 3.2 Stand 111). Product availability is scheduled for the end of October with an MSRP of EUR 1990 (incl. VAT). For a list of global retailers, visit: www.dune-hd.com/where_to_buy

HDI Dune Home

HDI Dune Home technology taps into the value of the home network to allow users to control and manage all connected devices over a unified interface. In the case of HDI Dune Pro, this interface is presented on the television and accessed using the supplied remote control and a simple setup wizard. The following service capabilities are standard:

MONITORING

The HDI Dune Home Monitoring service lets users monitor and manage IP cameras with the capability to stream live video, record it to local and remote storage, manage camera streaming options, share IP cameras and recordings, in addition to basic functionality such as playback, fast forward, tagging, and archiving to a hard drive. This service provides users with home security when they are on vacation, at work, or away.

CONTROL

The HDI Dune Home Control service lets users control lights, appliances, HVAC systems & thermostats, motion detectors, door locks, and a variety of other home devices compatible with supported standards.

MOBILE

The HDI Dune Home Mobile user interfaces let users enjoy the full spectrum of Connected Home Services from their smart phone. Alerts and notifications promptly alert users to events in their home and are available on any mobile phone with SMS capability.

About HDI Dune

HDI Dune is a global leader in cutting-edge entertainment and lifestyle products for the home. Its Dune HD and HDI Dune lines of high-definition A/V components feature the latest consumer technology, including HDI Dune Home, a new platform that lets consumers manage their home's connected devices from the television. Visit www.Dune-HD.com for more information.

About 4Home

4Home is the leading provider of Connected Home Services, which include energy management, home security and monitoring, media management, and home health. 4Home, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, CA, USA. For more information on 4Home and its award-winning solutions, please visit www.4Home.com.

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