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Media Server Includes Whole-House Automation

Life/Ware from Exceptional Innovation (EI) makes homes intelligent. Simple, versatile and intuitive, Life/Ware gives you flexible control over lighting, temperature, digital entertainment, security, and more from anywhere in your home, all with a touch of a button. Personalize your home environment from any connected TV, computer, mobile device, or touch panel with ease.

Below is a diagram of a 6-room residence with a theater room on the 2nd floor (middle) with A/V equipment, a Life/Ware Media Server, an iPhone for control, and motorized shades. In addition this home includes the following automation features:

  • Audio distribution to 2 other rooms,
  • Lighting controls in 4 rooms,
  • Two-zone HVAC system with a thermostat on each floor,
  • Security system with IP camera and sensor monitoring,
  • Local connectivity to other home PCs, and
  • A wall-mounted touch panel in the dining room

Lifeware Diagram

The media server in the above example solution can be any model in the Life|media® Server lineup. Life|media® is a powerful media server optimized for complete digital entertainment and comprehensive home automation. With the look and feel of a high-end A/V receiver, Life|media provides storage for digital music, movies, pictures, and recorded TV, plus instant access to Life|ware's complete home control as demonstrated above.

Life/Media Server

The Life|media® Server (LMS-200) includes the following key features:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System
  • Built-in DVD drive
  • 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2 ATSC and 2 NTSC tuner cards
  • System Handheld Remote and Wireless Keyboard
To view the product line brochure and specifications click here.

EI is a software company offering media servers, home controllers and other interface equipment and extensions (see top right panel). Rather than attempt to duplicate proven products for lighting, climate, security, and distributed A/V sub-systems, EI has certified popular products in each of these areas for seamless operation with the Life/Ware products. To view a complete list of compatible products by sub-system click here.

Life/Ware is a great solution for complete home automation when an award-winning media server is a key requirement or when existing compatible sub-systems are already installed in your home, or are desired for your new home solution.


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Life/Ware Product Line

Below is the complete Life/Ware Product Line. Click on the product name to view detailed information about the product.