Cannon PC Releases Core 2 Duo Rack Mount Media Center PC
On Thursday, Houston
based Media Center PC Company, Cannon PC, released its much awaited RX Series
Rack Mount Media Center PC. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the
ability to house 2 terabytes of disk space in 6 hot swappable SATA II drives,
the RX series offers serious home theater customers the ability to store their
CDs, movies, and photos in a highly available and reliable system.
“We saw a need to build a media center that would allow customers to store vast
amounts of digital media in a unit that is built for 24 x 7 availability.” said
Gregg Cannon, President of Cannon PC. “With the new RX series we are able to do
that. With 6 hot swappable SATA II drives controlled by a 3Ware 9550 SATA RAID
controller, if any drive fails the customer simple slides out the bad drive and
slide in the new drive without ever having to shutdown the system. The process
only takes a couple of minutes. In our competitor’s systems, this can’t be
done. Their systems must be shut down and opened up in order to replace the
failed drive. This can take hours and if you are not a computer person this can
be a daunting task” said Mr. Cannon.
“More and more people are realizing the potential of a computer in the home to
do more than just play games, check email or pay bills online. They are
learning how Media Centers can record TV, store movies, CDs, and photos and
distribute them through out the home. Combine this with software like
Exceptional Innovations LifeWare product and the media center allows them to
control the entire house including lighting, security and HVAC all from their
couch. The high availability design behind the RX Series gives our customers
the assurance that their media center is always available” said Cannon.
If you are looking for the latest technology you will find it in Cannon PC
Media Centers and the RX in no exception. The standard configuration contains
an Intel 975XBX motherboard, Intel 2.4 Core 2 Duo processor, Seagate SATA II
NCQ hard drives (configurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, 10), 2 GB high speed RAM
(expandable to 8 GB), NVIDIA 7900 series GeForce video card, 8 channel high
definition digital audio, dual layer DVD drive, 12-in-1 media card reader, 1
HDTV tuner, 2 NVIDIA Dual TV tuners, gigabit Ethernet, 8 USB ports, 2 Fire Wire
ports, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. Because each system is completely
customizable online, the customer can choose to add more memory, hard drives,
or increase the size of the processor for more power and storage.
Like all Cannon Media Center PCs, the RX is designed to be very cool and quiet
by utilizing high volume very low noise fans and strategically position vents
on the case to ensure proper airflow. The RX series case is constructed of high
grade steel and will fit nicely into a standard A/V or network rack. It is
available in silver and beige upon request.
Cannon PCs line of Media Centers is completely customizable and is available in
AMD and Intel platforms. To learn more Cannon PC Media Centers and Media Center
accessories or to become an authorized dealer, visit them online at http://www.cannonpc.com.