Turtle Beach, the leaders in premium XBOX 360 headsets, today announced its third-generation wireless gaming headset—the Ear Force X41. Positioned as the successor to the highly acclaimed Ear Force X4 wireless Dolby surround sound headset, the X41 includes digital RF wireless CD-quality sound, XBOX LIVE® Chat and the tactical advantage of 3-D positional audio when playing popular XBOX 360 titles such as Call of Duty 4® Modern Warfare®, HALO® 3, Left 4 Dead®, Grand Theft Auto® IV and Guitar Hero®.
Earlier this year Cisco announced the release of two home gadgets that promises to enhance the way we interact and enjoy our digital media. The two products are: Cisco Multiroom Home Audio - will make it easy to play music from a variety of sources wirelessly throughout the home and the Cisco Media Hub - to help us enjoy all our digital photos, music and video anytime and anywhere.
NETGEAR, announced its collaboration with OpenDNS in the release of Live Parental Controls. NETGEAR selected OpenDNS, provider of the award-winning service that makes the Internet safer, faster and more reliable, to integrate its technology into select wireless router and gateway products.
Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV and Samsung are forming an alliance to develop a specification for a full-featured "pixel accurate” Remote User Interface (RUI) that will form the core of the new RVU technology. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders’ commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home.
The Telecom Council met in May under the title, “The ConnectedHome: Services and models”. The meeting looks at how suppliers and manufacturers were responding to the needs of consumer in creating the connected home environment. See what Intel is doing here - Intel’s Vision of Next Generation Connected Homes. In April Ericsson released their finding on a survey they did entitle “IPTV and the connected home” what consumer want from advanced TV services and the Connected Home. I mentioned these because the “connected home” is a growing topic and is now a frequent topic in media, telecom and other technology gatherings.
Led by the new SL80 and SL90 HDTVs with their seamless design and ultra-thin bezel, LG Electronics highlighted its latest collection of home entertainment, home appliance and mobile communications products at the company's 2009 holiday preview event.
During its annual Summer Line Show today - at New York City's newly renovated Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - LG showcased its products' "unparalleled performance by design" and latest technological innovations.
PicoChip, a developer of WiMax and cellular home basestations(Femtocell) annouced that they have partnered with Elliptic, a leading security-based semiconductor IP supplier, to develop the femtocell architecture with embeded security. Femtocells – small, low-cost basestations that provide enhanced cellular services in homes and offices – present unique security challenges because they are directly connected to operators' networks. So when picoChip was designing its PC3xx picoXcell family of system-on-chip ( SoC ) solutions for the femtocell market, it turned to leading security-based semiconductor IP supplier Elliptic Technologies to help create a secure, standards-compliant architecture.
On a mission to accelerate IP-Cable and IPTV deployments worldwide, Entropic Communications, Inc. a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment and Sigma Designs, a leader in digital media processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, today announced their cooperative relationship to develop high definition, MoCA compliant Cable TV and IPTV Set-Top-Box (STB) reference designs, powered by Entropic's EN2510 and Sigma Designs' SMP8654. Due to debut in the Fall of 2009, the reference designs will bring highly competitive, full-featured set-top box solutions to OEMs and service providers globally.
Owners of VuNow can now watch Hollywood blockbusters and world-class films from their living rooms. Verismo Networks and Sonic Solutions have joined up to add the popular Roxio CinemaNow® content to the VuNow Internet TV platform, Verismo is enhancing the entertainment options for movie lovers -- letting people watch an extensive content library directly on the TV without a computer.
Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that LG Electronics (LGE) has integrated its advanced Bluetooth(R) technology into a new line of digital televisions (DTVs) that are now shipping. Broadcom(R) Bluetooth capabilities featured in these new LGE televisions enable an innovative and personalized user experience by allowing consumers to connect other devices, such as wireless stereo headphones and cell phones, to the TV set.