ALL-IN-ONE MEDIA CENTRE
ReelBox Avantgarde - For your perfect High Definition Home Cinema Experience
Would you like to be at the cutting edge of Digital Home Entertainment?
With the ReelBox Avantgarde everything is possible. Designed with the latest PC Mobile technology and combined with our specially developed Multimedia Netceiver.
The hardware will provide you with the utmost pleasure on your HD Ready screen. Using HDMI or YUV interfaces the ReelBox Avantgarde will allow you to experience sharp high-definition quality colour pictures via multiple media formats. To accompany the superior picture quality the ReelBox Avantgarde also provides you with a crystal clear 8 channel sound system which is designed for the most discriminating audiophile and provides an authentic cinematic experience while in the comfort of your own home.
The intuitive, easy to use, on screen menu, ensures a trouble free start - allowing even the uninitiated user to explore the fantastic possibilities of digital media. Utilising the latest PC standard components provides a cost effective insurance against future developments thus allowing the end consumer to enhance either a larger Hard Disk or up to three DVB-S2 Tuners once HDTV has overtaken the current PAL standards. As a ReelBox Avantgarde user you are even insured against a complete change of receiver infrastructure. Due to the integrated gigabit network connection you are best prepared for future technological developments such as Television via the Internet (IPTV).
The Graphic Display of the ReelBox is stylishly encased and becomes an eye-catching addition to your living room, fitting in easily with your existing environment.
The ReelBox Avantgarde gives you today that which others will be still dreaming of tomorrow
With ReelBox Avantgarde enthusiasts receive a fully versatile stand alone Home Entertainment System at the cutting edge of multimedia technology. The modular design not only allows you to upgrade the Operating System and Tuners, but also internal components such as the CPU if required giving you long term reassurance in your investment.
The ReelBox Avantgarde can be supplied with up to six DVB-S Tuners, Gigabit Network, data streaming via HDMI, 320GB (Or larger) Hard Disk capacity, Dual Layer DVD Burner and a fast USB 2.0 connection. This is all contained in an award winning designer casing, providing a groundbreaking product, ensuring this top of the range Media Centre satisfies the most demanding requirements.
Modern components based on energy efficient notebook technology provide the platform for a performance rich Media Centre. Through multimedia hardware developed by Reel, the ReelBox Avantgarde provides comprehensive HDTV Playback and Record functionality. Even memory intensive applications such as data conversion from film are made easy and when future developments require, it will be easy to upgrade the CPU accordingly.
The ReelBox presents HD content in stunning quality. Both the digital HDMI and analogue YUV connections ensure the best signal quality to any Playback media, thereby making it irrelevant from which source the intuitive data is derived whether via the DVB-S2 Tuner, the Hard Disk, or over the network. Powerful flexibility built into the Playback media allows Standard-PAL to be upgraded to cater for LCD, Plasma TV, or HD Burner, ensuring value for money.
Two common interface ports fitted on the Netceiver cater for Pay TV subscription. Smartcards provided by Pay TV suppliers allow you to receive, and in most cases subscribe to numerous Premium Channels.
As a multimedia console the ReelBox Avantgarde is compatible with all current data formats. It is now finally possible to play all your media through one unit. MP3 and Audio CD functionality provide the quality sound. Video formatting provided by XVid, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, in Standard and HD (up to 1080i) formats guarantees continuous compatibility. Use the inbuilt DVD burner to archive your TV recordings and produce your own Video DVD in compliance with current standards.
The built in Hard Disk recording system and the integrated electronic television guide (EPG) frees you from previous programming restrictions. The user friendly automated Search-Timer function allows you to navigate through your channels looking for relevant programmes. In this way it is easy to find all programmes from a specific series or those based upon a certain theme and save them to Hard Disk in broadcast quality and with accompanying soundtracks. Advertisements can be automatically removed after recording if so desired. In this way you can keep your personal film archive up to date, enjoying your favourite films without advertising and at a time of your choosing, selective television a la carte.
Not only is the ReelBox Avantgarde a great Media Centre for all your audio and visual needs it also offers you the capabilities you would associate with your PC. By harnessing the power of Linux an Open Source operating system, the ReelBox Avantgarde can be used as an everyday PC by simply adding a wireless mouse and keyboard and enjoying everyday tasks from the comfort of your arm chair.
With Ubuntu you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images, play games and much more.
With applications such as OpenOffice you have an inbuilt Word processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation suite built directly into your ReelBox Avantgarde.
OpenOffice - A complete productivity suite
Word Processor has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor or desktop publisher. It is simple enough for a quick memo, powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You are free to concentrate on your message - while Word Processor makes it look great. The Wizards feature takes all the hassle out of producing standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges.
Spreadsheet is the program you have always wanted. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn; professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions. Of course, you are free to use your old Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, or save your work in Excel format for sending to people who still use Microsoft products. If all they want to see is your results, then use Portable Document Format (.pdf) - there is no need to buy any extra software.
Presentation is an outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools. A complete range of views are supported: Drawing / Outline / Slides / Notes / Handouts to meet all the needs of presenters and audiences, plus an optional multi-pane view to put all the tools at your fingertips.
Integrated email and calendaring
Whether you need to simply check your email, create a calendar or search for a contact, Evolution can help you.
Features in Evolution include vertical message panes. See your email the way you want it. Search Folders are saved by intelligent searches which can display groups of email according to your specified criteria. Create Search Folders to combine mail from different mail accounts into a single view, quickly view all mail from your boss (or a particular friend).
Firefox 2.0 is a powerful, award-winning and standards compliant web browser. With tabbed browsing you will be able to use one window to view all your web pages. New features in 2.0 include inline spell check support in web forms, restore session that have crashed, built in phishing detectors, better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds, enhanced search engine management with built in Open Search support, and much more.
Easy editing and uploading of photos
F-spot enables you to import your photos from your hard drive, camera (including PTP type), or iPod, and supports 16 common files types, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, RAW. Your photos can be tagged for searching and grouping. Other features include full screen and slideshow modes.
Editing photos in F-Spot is a breeze. Easily rotate, crop, resize, and adjust red eye and other colour settings with a few simple clicks and versioning ensure your originals are never altered. You can also enter descriptions of photos that are saved in the actual file so other people and programs will be able to see them, whether they use F-Spot or not.
Multi Tuner Solution with Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
The Netceiver design includes three tuner slots for DVB-Satellite, DVB-Satellite2, DVB-Cable, and DVB-Terrestrial. This gives you all the flexibility you need by allowing you to freely interchange between the different formats tuners of DVB-S, S2, C and T as and when you need to or even a mix of all three! In using three Reel Tuner Cards for DVB-S you have six independent Tuners at your disposal. Programmes from six satellite transponders can be received and transmitted over the network via your ReelBox.
The Reel DVB-S2 Tuner is fully HD compatible, providing all the hardware needed for HD decoding and is ready for future requirements. The Netceiver is connected to the ReelBox main circuit board via Gigabit Ethernet, providing enough bandwidth to receive many HD data streams simultaneously. Manufacturers and customers are benefiting more than ever before from revolutionary advances provided by Gigabit Ethernet technology: Through the use of professional network technology, incompatibilities which have frequently restricted the use of USB technology are avoided. The limitations provided by five metre USB cabling are avoided.
Considering the growing number of encryption systems, used by an increasing number of suppliers to protect their premium channels, comprehensive Common Interface provision is now inevitable. In addition to the two Common Interface slots catering for CI Modules handling PAY TV decoding, a third one can be added. The design also caters for two additional Smartcard readers.
The Netceiver circuit board provides one additional PCI slot, one connection in series and one P-ATA-controller to cater for additional Peripherals and Mass Storage devices.
For those who are keen to make the most of the growing PAY TV sector a third CI slot is available on request, in addition to the two available Smartcard Readers.
The technical exclusivity of the product is reflected in the quality casing design available in black or silver lacquer. The basic model comes with a 320GB Hard Disk, one slot in DVD burner as well as two digital Tuners according to preference (DVB-S2, DVB-C or DVB-T) therefore the available DVB components can be easily configured. In total the ReelBox Avantgarde provides more than three tuner slots with the inclusion of Dual Tuner models through which up to six individual DVB-S tuners can be running in one unit. Thereby many more programmes via a variety of transponders can be simultaneously recorded or distributed across the network. Given the previous limited HD content available, the ability for the ReelBox Avantgarde to be compatible with all available DVB formats provides competitive advantage over those products with fixed tuner capability. Such is the nature of the continued growth of HDTV that the ReelBox has been provided with the capability for up to three DVB tuners. HD content cannot now only be distributed but also recorded (Subject to copyright)
The interface provision on the ReelBox Avantgarde is second to none, picture distribution can be provided via HDMI, SCART or YUV (analogue) connections, the quality Surround Audio sound is provided by Coaxial or optical cabling. Hassle free PAY TV reception is provided by up to three Common Interface slots (two installed, with one additional internal CI optional). Extremely fast network connections via Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, FireWire, and eSATA capability ensure cutting edge connectivity, presenting a unitary solution by providing all relevant multimedia interfaces and standards. The ReelBox Avantgarde is equally at home as a home entertainment or IT solution.
As a highly efficient and reliable partner in the completion of the main circuit board for the Avantgarde series, Kontron AG are credited with the TecDAX 30 product as being a German provider of IT industrial solutions of true renown. Kontron products provide excellent performance, the highest reliability and long term application to your needs.
Reel Multimedia products are developed and manufactured in Germany. This ensures a consistently high quality can be guaranteed, whether as trade or consumer, in the form of a 24 month manufacturers guarantee.
ReelBox Avantgarde Features:
Digital HDTV Multi-DVB-Receiver (Set Top Box)
HDTV in 720p and 1080i via DVB-S2 or DVB-C
PAL functionality for LCD and Beamer etc on HDTV
Electronic programme control (EPG) with VPS support
EPG user friendly functions: i.e. the favourite programme search function
Quick switch (Switching between the last two viewed programmes)
Programme change listing (Automatically switches to the beginning of a programme)
Barred programme listing (Automatically ignores user defined programmes)
Picture in Picture function
A Flexible Child Security feature: allows the locking of programmes and channels etc
Numerous PAY TV encryption codes via a CI module
User defined list of favourite Televisions and radio programmes.
The upgrading of TV channels and PC software via the network
DISEqC control level 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 as well as GotoX
Up to three LNB connectivity options
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
Timeshift: Pausing TV programmes > time altered TV
TV recordings at broadcast quality including audio streaming
PAY TV decoding provided (valid subscription required)
HD film distribution via Hard Disk
Subtitle function for films
Watch one channel and record up to three further programmes
Timer Programming function: controlled by TV and the Network/Internet
Automatic Search Timer function: To record series for example
Automatic notation of advertisement blocking function
Video Editing function for user friendly editing of your recordings
Standby Timer function: Automatic on/off function, i.e. after recording
Record to internal HDD, HDD via USB, FireWire, eSATA etc
MP3 Player with Playlist support function (M3U)
Cost effective access to Audio Meta information (ID3 Tags) via the internet
Browser to surf the internet (in HD resolution), receive internet radio
Playback audio CD function
Archive those DVDs which are not copy protected to your Hard Drive (DVD Switch)
Playback DVDs from Hard Disk or Network Operating Systems
Record those DVDs not copy protected at HD resolution (720p/1080i)
Picture Viewer for JPEG pictures, Data Management function for the management of your media data
Multicast / IP Streaming
Streaming Server: AV data streaming to PC's in network
Streaming client: Playback AV data received from the network media server
ReelBox access via windows / NFS included
Access to FTP and Telnet: copy data, channel options etc
IP streaming of AV data via LAN, WLAN, Internet
TV access via LAN, WLAN, or internet: including standby, on/off, and record-timer functions
The manufacturer declares the given technical specifications do not affect previous pronouncements. Rights regarding production related technical changes, mistakes or printing errors are specifically reserved. Instructions regarding software functionality can be found in the rules on PAL TV. It is possible for HDTV operating functions to be wiped or to fail.
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