DIRECTV Selects Pace HR34 Server for Home Media Center
DIRECTV has selected Pace HR34 Server to launch its Home Media Center solution. The HR34 digital home solution, said Pace, is the satellite industry’s first fully multiroom DVR platform. Both companies are looking forward to consumer response, according to DirecTV’s CTO, Romulo Pontual, the Home Media Center will be a first for DIRECTV. Home Media Center will be able to record and playback different programmes at the same time and offer management access from different devices.
The HR34 includes one-terabyte of storage in a single central hub, eliminating the need for hard drives within individual devices. It uses the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard to share content around the home over coaxial cable or Ethernet networks and has an e-SATA port for easy expansion.
HR34 incorporates multiple tuners to deliver up to five simultaneous high definition streams around the home with complete flexibility over the combination of viewing and concurrent recording and playback options on four televisions.
The server is fully RVU compliant; it’s a client/server-based technology that allows the television viewer to experience a consistent, user interface on various consumer electronics devices such as TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets and Blu-ray players. It is UPnP and DLNA compliant for easy plug and play setup.
DIRECTV plans to begin rolling out the Home Media Center to subscribers across the US in October 2011.