VidaBox Partners with
Charmed Quark Systems to create vAutomation™: Complete Media Management &
Automation Solutions for the Mid-to-High-End AV Market
Westbury, NY - September 2nd - VidaBox LLC proudly presents its new line of
automation and media management packaged solutions called vAutomation™, powered
by Charmed Quark Controller (CQC), the popular control and automation system
from Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd. As an
extremely powerful, professional-level software package, CQC allows
mid-to-high-end custom integrators to offer automation solutions with the
features, flexibility, and extensibility formerly found only on more expensive
and proprietary systems.
"One of our goals has always been to simplify every AV
project as much as possible for the custom installer & integrator,"
says Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox.
"By preinstalling CQC with our VidaBox systems, our dealers can now
offer complete solutions where users can access their entire AV media library
while controlling any automatable system in the home - right at their
fingertips - through a single, easy-to-use, customized touch screen
interface. CQC can control or accept
feedback from devices via TCP/IP, RS-232, IR, and other standard communication
protocols, making it compatible with a myriad of AV and automation hardware -
not just VidaBox equipment."
CQC can come preinstalled on VidaBox hardware, and includes
a set of pre-defined templates that can be used as-is to control music, pictures, videos,
movies, and TV playback on any VidaBox server or extender. Very powerful solutions can be created in a
purely point-and-click environment starting with these pre-defined templates,
without the need to do any coding.
However, a trained integrator can customize these templates and add
control of other equipment by using a WYSIWYG interface editor to add/remove
buttons, change graphics, backgrounds, what each press action does, etc. Completely customized solutions can be
created and designed using CQC's extensive customization capabilities.
"We are very happy to join forces with VidaBox,"
said Dean Roddey, Chairman and CTO of Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd. "Their
experience with delivering solid media systems and high quality hardware,
combined with the powerful automation and media management capabilities of CQC,
will make for a very robust, cost-effective, and flexible solution for custom
installers and their clients."
"By choosing our pre-designed vAutomation packages with
CQC," Cheung continues, "dealers can take advantage and offer
comprehensive AV solutions from a single manufacturer. Every standard package we offer can be
tailored slightly and customized for each individual job to cover any unique
needs, providing tremendous time savings by eliminating tons of design work,
compatibility problems, and other potential headaches."
For more details on Charmed Quark Controller, please visit
Charmed Quark Systems website at charmedquark.com. For more details on VidaBox's vAutomation™
and their comprehensive line of media servers and extenders, please visit the
company website at vidabox.com, or visit them in Sound Room 17 at CEDIA Expo
About VidaBox LLC
VidaBox LLC is a digital entertainment and control systems
integration company focused on manufacturing premium Media Center systems &
complete home control solutions. VidaBox
is on a mission to create user-friendly, stable high-performance entertainment
that work right out of the box. For more
information, visit www.vidabox.com or call
About Charmed Quark
Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd was founded to address looming
changes in the automation industry, a move towards the use of standard
computing hardware and a greater emphasis on software as the differentiating
factor in automation solutions. The massive economies of scale of the computer
industry, the ubiquity of home networks, and the fast growing power of PCs,
operating systems, and hand-held computing products, allows CQC to provide very
powerful, robust and scalable automation solutions for a reasonable price.