Inputs and Outputs
Omnifi System Overview: The DMS1 is one part of the
Omnifi system, which consists of three pieces:
- The Omnifi DMP1 car digital media player, a compact box
that holds music files and connects to your car's audio system;
- The Omnifi DMS1 home digital streamer, which connects to
your high-fidelity home stereo receiver. This unit allows you to listen to
music files stored in your computer through your home audio system;
- The D-Link DWL-121 wireless receiver, which connects to the
DMS1 in your home or the DMP1 in your car, allowing you to receive wireless
transmission of audio files from your computer.
Digital Media Streamer Overview: The Omnifi DMS1 home
digital media streamer includes a digital audio receiver, a remote control, and
SimpleCenter software. You can hook it up to your PC in either of two different
ways: wire it directly to your existing Ethernet network, or connect it
wirelessly to your existing 802.11b WiFi access point using D-Link's optional
DWL-121 receiver. Then you simply connect the DMS1 to your home audio system
with the supplied RCA patch cable, and use the
provided software to organize your music and Internet audio streams.
Note: To use the DSM1 with your computer, you'll
need an Ethernet network; wireless operation also requires an 802.11b wireless
access point and optional D-Link DWL-121 wireless receiver.
This feature lets you play the tracks in the current playlist
category in random order, or you can play all of your stored tracks in random order.
You can store up to 20 songs in your Favorites playlist. If
the Favorites playlist already contains 20 tracks, adding
a new track will delete the track that has been in the playlist for the longest period of time.
To play the Favorites playlist,
press the FAV button momentarily and the DMS1 will play the playlist starting with the first (most recently
Tag!: The Tag! feature allows you to earmark any
song at the DMS1 home
digital streamer and
then get information about
the song in SimpleCenter at your PC. You
can learn more about the artist, buy the CD, get album reviews, preview
tracks, and more.
Omnifi system is powered by an integrated, easy-to-use software application
called SimpleCenter. SimpleCenter
includes a CD ripping function (you can create MP3 and WMA files from your CDs)
as well as a powerful Media Library, including a playlist editor, for organizing
your digital media. For a small yearly fee, you can subscribe to SimpleCenter Services, which
offers access to Internet radio, music downloads, and a host of other
personalized audio and media services.
Media Library is used to manage and organize digital media that you store on your PC, or other PCs connected by a local area
network. The Media Library in SimpleCenter
automatically organizes your music files
based on artist, album, and genre.
Watch Folders: You
can direct SimpleCenter to
watch various folders on your PC so that any new
media files added to these folders will be automatically added to the Media
Library, and will be available on all
you add media to SimpleCenter,
the software automatically organizes all of your
digital audio files into the following categories:
All Media: all
digital media files in your Media
digital media files, sorted by artist
media files sorted first by artist, then by album
media files sorted by album
media files sorted by genre
that you create with SimpleCenter or import (M3U format)
URL List: You
can add URLs for
existing Internet media streams to the Media Library. When you add a URL to the
Media Library, the URL appears in the All Media category. You can add
the URL to a playlist. Media from the URL will be available for playback on your
Omnifi digital media streamer if
the stream is either MP3 or WMA format.
Playlists: You can organize
media in your Media Library into playlists and playlist groups, which are
customized collections of media that you create.
ID3 Data Editing:
SimpleCenter allows you to edit ID3 data. You can change the following
information: title, artist, album, genre, year of release, and track number.
Clean Media (ID3 data)
Service: Many digital media files may be found to have
no ID3 data or wrong ID3 data. SimpleCenter provides an
ID3 data cleaning service that will correct ID3 data in your digital
media files with a single button click.
The CD converting (ripping) feature is used to create digital music files (both
MP3 and WMA) from your audio CD collection.
Multiple Omnifi Streamers:
SimpleCenter supports multiple Omnifi Streamers - you can have several
Streamers at different locations in your home, and simultaneously stream
different media to each.
System Requirements: To
use the SimpleCenter software, your computer must meet the following requirements:
Computer with Pentium II
400Mhz or faster processor
Windows 98SE, Windows Me,
Windows 2000, Windows XP
Minimum 128MB RAM (256 MB
Minimum 75 MB of available
hard drive space
CD-ROM drive for installation
USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 (2.0
Computer monitor configured
for more than 256 colors
DMS1 Rear Panel: