With the increase connected cars and supporting services, the need for these cars to store, analyse and exchange data is set to increase exponentially; the industry is expecting by 2020 connected and autonomous car data traffic to reach over 280 petabytes per vehicle each year. This potential market is attracting manufacturers with diverse solutions. Western Digital, which many know as a storage solution provider for computers, has released an embedded storage device specifically for connected automotive applications and the infotainment sector.
Western Digital (WD) has introduced a new Android Smartphone App to complement its range of digital home storage products. Owners of the WD ShareSpace, My Book World Edition and My BookLive can now use WD Photo Viewer App to access and view their photos from an Android Smartphone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone and iPhone4 from anywhere there is an internet connection. The WD Photo Viewer is available as a free download from the Android market as a free download.
Western Digital has introduced three new external hard drives; My Passport Essential portable hard drive, My Passport Essential SE portable hard drive, and My Book Essential external hard drive. All three drive families come in a variety of capacities and offer USB 3.0 connectivity, the latest and fastest USB connection. Also available is the highest industry capacity, which is available at 3TB, in addition to 1 and 2 TB capacities.
WD the developers of countless storage devices as join the likes of D-link, Netgear and others in launching a new powerline Ethernet AV kit called WD Livewire. The new WD Livewire will act as a complement to Western Digital existing connected home devices, like the My Book World Edition and WDTV Media Player. At data rate of up to 200Mbps the WD Livewire will have no problem streaming HD video into your home theatre transferring large files between devices or playing multi-player online games – all done without the need of running cables throughout your home.
Western Digital TV Live HD media player has become the first network media player to be compatible with Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft desktop operation system. Along with its popular features, such as Full-HD 1080p resolution, network capability and the ability for anyone to play media stored on network drives and USB, any PC on the home network, as well as content from popular websites, on your Television.You can now get WD TV Live HD media player to play media files from you PC/Laptop to your big screen HDTV.
Western Digital has release its latest digital home solutions in WD TV Live. The new release feature top on-demand entertainment services from Netflix and MediaFly among others. Through the new WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player you can browse the latest movies and videos from Netflix and add them to your Instant Queue then stream them to connected TV. With MediaFly you have access to daily podcasts from CNN, ESPN, MTV and NBC.
Western Digital has entered the Media Player market with their WDTV Media Player. We are seeing a steady stream of announcement from home systems manufactures; I was last month that Western Digital announced their new the My Book World Edition NAS drive for the Connected Home market.
Are you might be short on space or are having to swap USB flash drive from machine to machine to share your data? Well Western Digital released their new Network Attached Storage (NAS) server named My Book World Edition NAS drive. The will allow you to share your data with both Apple Mac and Windows Vista PCs without any network configuration.