Cisco to Offer Video-Chat Television

  • Posted on: 8 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The Challenging market condition at the moment represents different things to different businesses.  For Cisco it could be coincidental or deliberate that they seem to be refocusing on customer’s homes rather than their business network equipment.  According to The Mercury News website Cisco is working with phone and cable carriers on products and services that let consumers hold video conferences through their televisions, see Cisco to use Medianet to Deliver Next Generation Connected Life at Home Solution.

D-Link Launched DIR-685 Xtreme-N Storage Router

  • Posted on: 7 July 2009
  • By: admin

D-Link DIR-685D-Link Australia & New Zealand has launched the DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router, an all-in-one networking solution combining a fast, far-reaching 802.11n Wi-Fi router with network attached storage (NAS), SharePort technology for sharing printers and scanners, and a bright LCD display for viewing digital photos, desktop applications and network performance.

New DS409slim 4-Bay NAS Home Server From Synology

  • Posted on: 6 July 2009
  • By: admin

Disk Station DS409Synology Inc. today launched the new 2.5" 4-bay Disk Station DS409slim, a highly anticipated addition to the 09 series product line that brings lower power consumption, virtually quiet operations and an extremely small footprint both physically and financially while providing the same reliable data sharing and backup solution that Synology is well known for.

DivX Launched DivX 7 for Microsoft Windows in Chinese

  • Posted on: 6 July 2009
  • By: admin

DivXDivX, a digital media company, today announced that it has released its flagship video software, DivX 7 for Windows, in Chinese for the China, Taiwan and Hong Kong markets. Now available at www.divx.com/zh-hans and www.divx.com zh-hant, the Simplified and Traditional Chinese language versions of DivX 7 for Windows allow Chinese consumers to create and play high-quality DivX(R) videos and DivX Plus HD video including high definition H.264/mkv files. DivX videos can be played on a range of DivX Certified(R) consumer electronics devices, including Blu-ray disc players, mobile phones, digital TVs or gaming consoles.

NTT DOCOMO Buys 35 Percent Share in PacketVideo

  • Posted on: 5 July 2009
  • By: chw staff

NTT DOCOMO and PacketVideo Corporation announced that DOCOMO has acquired a 35-percent stake in PacketVideo for $45.5 million. The all-cash transaction, effective immediately, is intended to strengthen DOCOMO`s position in advanced music and video services in Japan. Both companies have been sharing technology solutions since 1998, which has seen PacketVideo`s multimedia applications being incorporated in DOCOMO`s FOMA 3G mobile network services. To date, PacketVideo`s popular CORE multimedia player, pvPlayer, has been installed in more than 90 DOCOMO handset models.

InterHome Home Automation Technology Learns and Adapts to User's Lifestyle

  • Posted on: 3 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

InterhomeThe InterHome (image) was developed by the University of Hertfordshire which incorporates modular custom design units and draws on standard home automation systems; that allows you to monitored and controlled using web browsers, windows mobile and any SMS-capable mobile phone. The InterHome will learn and adapts to the occupiers’ lifestyle and helps with energy management which adds up to approximately £300 yearly.

2GIG Joines Z-Wave Alliance With GO!Control Security and Home Automation Platform

  • Posted on: 2 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

z-wave2GIG Technologies announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of manufacturers building products based on Z-Wave, the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy to deploy wireless home control to every aspect of daily life - the home environment, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy management - to create a truly "connected home."

Control4: iPhone & iPod Touch Home Control System

  • Posted on: 1 July 2009
  • By: admin

control4 ipod dockControl4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, has announced the release of two new products compatible with virtually any iPod or iPhone. Control4, in collaboration with Control UI, has developed a new iPhone or iPod Touch application to provide users with full access to the Control4® home automation system via these handheld devices.

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