Escient Fireball FP-1 Music Manager with iPod Dock

escient fp 1Escient, the pioneer in digital media management, adds even more powerful features to the Escient FireBall lineup with the introduction of its feature-packed FireBall FP-1 Music Manager with universal dock for iPod (SRP: $599). Providing all of the world-class features of the Escient FireBall Music Management product line, the FP-1 allows the seamless integration of iPod music into any home audio system. The FP-1 is also a digital networked music player allowing streaming music from any FireBall music server or from a PC/Mac using the free FireBall-PC music server software. The built-in networking features of the FP-1 even allow other FireBalls to access, browse, and play all of your iPod music including Apple FairPlay protected music purchased from the iTunes Music Store.

Fireball FP-1 Offers Unique Features and Capabilities
The unique ability of the FireBall FP-1 to integrate your entire music collection into one on-screen user interface and the ability to access the rest of your music collection when the iPod is removed from the dock, sets the FP-1 apart from all other iPod docking solutions. The FP-1 combines music from your iPod, networked PC/Mac, or FireBall music server into one easy to use Music Guide, allowing you to browse, select, and play all of your digital content regardless of which networked device you store it on. The FP-1’s built-in USB pass-though connector allows you to connect your iPod to your computer without the need for an additional dock. Additionally, the affordable FireBall FP-1 maintains all of the FireBall custom install features you’ve come to depend on including: two-way RS-232 and Ethernet control, discrete IR remote codes, multiple IR code banks, and built-in software updating over the Internet.

Bernie Sepaniak, president of D&M Holdings’ ReplayTV, Escient and ACT divisions noted: “The FireBall FP-1 is a unique value-added home entertainment solution that unlocks the power of the Apple iPod experience for any Mac or PC owner, delivering a rich full-featured Fireball experience. It’s truly an unprecedented value proposition for anyone who wants to get more enjoyment out of their iPod, and offers the potential to enhance the iPod experience even further with multi-zone capabilities by connecting to existing Escient Fireball systems.”

About Escient
Escient is a division of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc., and is the pioneering leader in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sales, distribution and support of a groundbreaking category of audio/video products that meld the power of the Internet seamlessly with intuitive home-entertainment devices. Escient’s products and services are designed to enhance the entertainment experience by providing previously unheard-of ways to access music, movies and related content throughout the home. The company possesses a deep portfolio of designs for new products including media servers, DVD systems, remote players and networking and streaming devices, that are brought to market under the Escient brand through a channel of over 800 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico, and in partnership with other leading global consumer electronics brands.

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Kawasaki and owns the Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, Denon DJ, ReplayTV® and Escient® brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound, is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at

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