Antec Veris Multimedia Station Premier Reviewajmatson - November 12, 2008
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The Antec Veris software comes two fold. First is the controller software which runs the Veris Premier display unit and the remote control. This software is very easy to use and gets the job done without a lot of frills. The menu is a tree style system for navigating broken down in several categories. The first category is the setting section. The settings section allows you to select the remote control you are using with the unit as well as set the commands for when buttons are pushed.
The next section is the Option tab. This section allows you to select the system devices to use such as for sound, set up the news and webcasting services to pull information from, update the software, and allow the iMON to be controlled by third party software. Just a note that 3rd party software is not supported and may disable the unit all together. There are no plugins that are available for the iMON software so using 3rd party software is at your own risk.
The last tab is the iMON Utilities tab. This section is where you control what the main startup program is when the program button on the remote is pressed, the settings for the Frontview program which displays system information and other important data you choose, and timers you can set for specific events. The Front view can be set to a specific task or in Automode which displays the current program running which is usually the system information.
If you right click on the volume icon there are several tools available for you to use. First is an Application Launcher which gives you quick access to multimedia software installed on the computer and second is a virtual keyboard which allows you to type when only using the remote control from a distance without having to connect a keyboard to the computer.
The iMON Media HD software is a player with built in codecs to play all types of media including BluRay high definition video. The software mimics the Windows Media Center software and is very easy to navigate and get started.