Network Attached Storage (NAS) manufacturer Asustor has upgraded its NAS software platform the Asustor Data Master (ADM) to version 2.0. New Apps added include Mission Backup, FTP Explorer and Searchlight search engine. App Central has also been updated and two mobile Apps have been added. The user interface optimized to allow you to upload your own desktop wallpaper, pin frequently used Apps to the ADM menu bar and arrange the order of your Apps.
STMicroelectronics and PacketVideo have collaborated to port the Twonky Media Server software to the STiH416 (Orly) connected home system-on-chip device. According to both companies, the solution delivers state-of-the-art home multimedia capability, where content from many different sources can be stream to many different devices in the home, regardless of the original content format or the screen resolution of the display device.
DTS and Ceton Corporation have announced a joint partnership to integrate DTS’s audio technology into the upcoming Ceton Echo, a Windows Media Center Extender. With DTS audio, the Ceton Echo will offer users a more immersive, high-definition sound experience on Internet video services, live and recorded TV services and personal digital media libraries supported by the Echo. Ceton Echo is expected to be available for sale later this year.
Verizon is to introduce a new range of Home Media Servers to work with its set-top boxes. The new Verizon Media Servers will be more energy efficient and will only need a scale down version Verizon set-top box in each room connected to your television. Developed in partnership with Motorola; Verizon said they will only need to deploy a smaller set-top box to each room, one that is small enough to connected to the back of your television.
Like the Cloud Engines PogoPlug Mobile; LaCie has launched a new device that lets you share your USB storage device. The LaPlug allows you to access your storage device on your home network (wired or via Wi-Fi) or remotely through an Internet connection. LaPlug connects to your home network via its Ethernet port and is then accessible, wirelessly; it supports Wi-Fi b/g/n access points. LaPlug can stream multimedia content and back up multiple computers to one central location. Or connect a USB printer to the LaPlug and make it wirelessly available to all computers on the network.
Sony debuts two new entrants for the digital home the SMP-N200 3D network player and BDP-S185 Blu-ray player at this years IFA show in Berlin, Germany. Both devices are internet ready, the SMP-N200 is the upgrade to the SMP-N100 released last year. It features an XrossMedia Bar like your PS3 and is all ready for some 3D action too courtesy of the 3D Experience app. According to Sony, It’s an easy way for everyone to enjoy Internet TV. With streaming speed and quality constantly improving, you can discover a limitless world of online channels, music and movies on your TV screen with no need for separate entertainment devices. Sony described the BDP-S185 Blu-ray player as an affordable way to enjoy the latest home entertainment.
Treat yourself to one of the latest in home media server with the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra Plus, due to be on the shop shelves before Christmas. The new range (four in total) according to Netgear offers a 30 percent performance increase above the previous range of ReadyNAS Ultra media storage systems. The new systems have additional integrated support for other home media systems and are due out later this month.
Plex announced today that the CE (Consumer Electronics) giant is to integrate Plex’s open media management platform into its Netcast™ enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray entertainment systems. Plex is the first open, three-screen media platform (PC, TV and mobile) designed to simplify and improve the way people experience digital content across the different devices. Plex’s simple-to-use and intuitive user interface allows you to search, navigate, consume, store and sync digital content from multiple platforms and devices.
Remember the Niam UnitiSystem, well except for the wireless multiroom functionality HDI Dune has launched a similar range of media center components that offers a modular approach to building your home entertainment center. Called the Dune HD Smart, the new line offers users the option to buy one of the three starter modules (Smart B1, Smart H1 and Smart D1), which are media players and act as the base unit. The starter modules are slightly different, you have media player with or without hard drive or built in display.
Meet the new Dune HD Max from HDI Dune the promises to be the next big system form HDI Dune, a universal all in one media player that plays video up to full HD 1080p, Blu-ray player and almost everything else. The Dune Max along with the Dune HD Smart series are the latest in HDI Dune range of media players. They are the latest in media player design and functionality for the home entertainment enthusiast.