August 16, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
More Blu-rays are packing in an UltraViolet Digital Copy as a perk. So now what? If you have an Autonomic media server, you can stream it anywhere in the home.
Autonomic just announced that the company has become an UltraViolet device manufacturer licensee. UltraViolet is very similar to a digital copy, but it’s a lot less limiting. Instead of just putting a copy of a movie on one device, it lives in the cloud, allowing users to view purchased content on portable devices, computers and other compatible devices—including Autonomic media servers.
Autonomic will offer Ultraviolet-compatible functionality in the company’s MMS-5AV media server to start. The product will be shown at next month’s CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Our objective with the Mirage Media Server is to aggregate audio and video content into a single cohesive library for our customers,” says Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. “UltraViolet fits perfectly into our goal of making media available when and where our customers want it. Supporting UltraViolet is consistent with the types of relationships we have initiated with our audio partners for streaming content.”
It looks like we’re going to have to wait until CEDIA to get pricing and a release date for the MMS-5AV. For now, you can snag some additional details about the product in “Autonomic to Support UltraViolet Content in Movie Servers” on our sister site, CEPro.com.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.