Antec Veris Multimedia Station Premier

Software

Software
 
For anyone who has used iMon software before, the screen shots that follow will look pretty familiar. The iMedian HD package is used for browsing through files and playing media. It uses a simple navigation system, which only needs the 4 directional keys on your keyboard.  You can also scroll through the menus using the controls on the Multimedia Station or with the included remote. The software has a whole host of features, and covering all of them in detail would take a great deal of time indeed. So today I will be covering the basics, such as ease of use and navigation.
 
iMon Software
 
By selecting a field you are taken to the sub folders. Selecting can be done by either pressing enter/select, or by moving right. Once you have selected the field, all the sub folders which contain files under that field are brought up. In this case, a selection of photography folders were brought forward. The sub-menus are navigated in the same way as the main menus, and you can get back to the main menu by pressing 'esc' or going left. In essence, the iMedian software is just presenting Windows Explorer in a easy to use and manageable way.
 
iMon secondary Menu
 
A feature which I rather liked was the little dial located in the top left of the screen. It tells you how many sub-folders you have scrolled through (number in the centre), while the ring around the outside fills up the further you get through the folder, kind of like a progress bar. 
 
iMon scroller
 
As with all software, there is a variety of settings you can change to customise the appearance and layout of the software to suit you. The ability to adjust the font size could be very useful for those who forget to put their glasses on, especially if their screen/tv is at a distance. The software also caters for those with colour deficient vision, with the ability to change the background and text colour to your own specifications. You can also clearly see the navigational arrows which direct you around the menus.  
 
iMon Settings Menu     
 
At first I didn't really like the software, but the more I used it the more it grew on me. Providing you tell it where all your media is, it's quick to pick it up and organise it. Unfortunately it doesn't like songs purchased on iTunes, but providing you have them in hard copy it shouldn't be too much of a problem. The ability to customise the look,  quite extensively at that, is great, and makes the software suitable for just about anyone.   
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Most Recent Comments

30-06-2009, 17:13:34

Msm2
A very good review,been looking at the Veris for a while. After reading this review I will be buying one in the near future.Quote

30-06-2009, 17:15:31

zak4994
Nice review as usual.

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Originally Posted by name='Msm2'
A very good review,been looking at the Veris for a while. After reading this review I will be buying one in the near future.
Not all Aluminium so be careful there. Quote

30-06-2009, 17:19:44

Msm2
A real good look (in the flesh) at the front panel first.Quote

30-06-2009, 17:21:18

Luigi
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Originally Posted by name='Msm2'
A real good look (in the flesh) at the front panel first.
I have to say it doesn't look cheap, and looks good for plastic. However, if you have an alu case it just wont look as good.Quote

30-06-2009, 17:22:10

zak4994
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Originally Posted by name='Luigi'
I have to say it doesn't look cheap, and looks good for plastic. However, if you have an alu case it just wont look as good.
Was what I was trying to say before.Quote
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