Antec Veris Multimedia Station Premier Reviewajmatson - November 12, 2008
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The Veris Premier from Antec gives you quick access and display information for your multimedia. The unit takes up the space of two 5.25 inch drive bays and is made of aluminum with a smooth black finish. The top of the Veris is the display which is a single color blueish display that outputs information such as a graphic equalizer or system information for quick access. The bottom half of the Veris Premier has the controls for the system which makes access easier without having to back out of a program to make changes like to the volume.
The back of the unit is where the control board sits. This is where you plug in the power adapter and the motherboard power lead to turn the system on and off. The multimedia buttons give you quick access to different multimedia tasks such as controlling the volume or a DVD video. You can also quick launch different applications using the application buttons for music, DVD, and more.
The Veris is run via USB interface however if you want to not use a USB port you can take the included adapter and attach it to one of the free USB headers on the motherboard. This keeps everything nice and clean without having to route the cable out of the rear of the case.
The remote control included with the Veris Premier is a full featured remote control which not only allows you to control media functions but other functions of the computer such as mouse control as well. This remote is also compatible with Windows Media Center and Media Player if you do not want to use the iMon software.
When the display is installed and setup there is information that is displayed according to how you have it set up. Here is a few shots of the display in action to give you an idea of how it looks. The first picture is the scrolling system information and the second picture is the graphic equalizer when music is playing.
Now that everything is out let's get it configured for use.