networking

Panasonic Certifies Netgear N600 USB Wireless Adapter for VIERA TV

  • Posted on: 11 August 2010
  • By: chw staff

Panasonic has partnered with Netgear to offer wireless internet video access via its VIERA TVs.  Starting with the Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter and other adapter will be by a “Compatible with Panasonic” sticker.  With one less wire to run, the partnership enables users to easily connect their Panasonic Television to a wireless router and access online content from their living room through the TV.

HomePlug AV2 Will Be Ready For The Connected Home

  • Posted on: 9 August 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

homeplugThe TWG (Technical Working Group) of the Powerline Alliance has announced that they are making steady progress in the development of Homeplug AV2 specification. The group said they hope to finish the specification in the first quarter of 2011 and that they expect Homeplug AV2 specification to deliver a 5x increase in performance over existing Homeplug AV solutions. The AV2 specification will be fully interoperable with current Homeplug AV and future Homeplug Green PHY and IEEE 1901 products.

STMicroelectronics SoC Powers Dish TV Digital TV Solution

  • Posted on: 2 August 2010
  • By: chw staff

dishtvSTMicroelectronics as announced that Dish TV, India's largest Direct-To-Home (DTH) company, with 7.5 Million subscribers, latest set-top boxes are powered by STMicroelectronics’ STi5189 and STi7111 System-on-Chip (SoC) solution. The STB (set-top box) decoder ICs embedded in Dish TV set-top boxes are capable of delivering Standard-Definition (SD) and High-Definition (HD) television viewing. The new set-top boxes are currently being rolled out to Dish TV customers throughout India.

HDBaseT Technology Coming to a Home Near You

  • Posted on: 13 July 2010
  • By: chw staff

valens chipThe HDBaseT Alliance has formally announced its incorporation and has released the HDBaseT 1.0 specification six months after annoucing the formation of the HDBaseT Alliance.  The technology is set to revolutionise the transmission of HD video throughout the home and within the digital media ecosystem.  According to the Alliance products with embedded HDBaseT technology should be available for us to buy this year.

PacketVideo and JDM Extend Digital Lifestyle To The Car

  • Posted on: 25 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

The days of copying your favourite songs and movies to take with us on the road will soon be a thin of the past. That is because PacketVideo has joined up with JDM Sytems Consultant to extent its popular Twonky digital media connectivity solution to the Car. PacketVideo announced that they are working with JDM on a voice activated system to access digital content at home.

New Firmware Update for Xtreme N Storage Router (DIR-685)

  • Posted on: 18 June 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

D-Link has announced a new firmware upgrade for its DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router. The firmware is to allow new features and integrated support for DLNA devices, these are:  Digital Media Server (DMS) that enables media file transfers and management of connection between the server and DLNA devices. The DIR-685 comes with a built-in Network Attached Storage (NAS) feature that includes a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP®) AV media server; Digital Media Controller (DMC) that gives users the option to control any UPnP device connected to the router using the touchpad on the DIR-685; Digital Media Rendering (DMR) for the improved playback of certain media files on the DIR-685’s LCD screen. The DIR-685 is available for $159.00.

New Firmware Update for Xtreme N Storage Router (DIR-685)

  • Posted on: 18 June 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

D-Link has announced a new firmware upgrade for its DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router. The firmware is to allow new features and integrated support for DLNA devices, these are:  Digital Media Server (DMS) that enables media file transfers and management of connection between the server and DLNA devices. The DIR-685 comes with a built-in Network Attached Storage (NAS) feature that includes a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP®) AV media server; Digital Media Controller (DMC) that gives users the option to control any UPnP device connected to the router using the touchpad on the DIR-685; Digital Media Rendering (DMR) for the improved playback of certain media files on the DIR-685’s LCD screen. The DIR-685 is available for $159.00.

Introducing D-Link Xtrame N 450 Wireless Gigabit Router (DIR-665)

  • Posted on: 16 June 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

D-Link has released its fastest wireless router yet, the Xtrame N 450 Gigabit Router (DIR-665). It is their first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3x3 MIMO technology, and one of the fastest Wi-Fi router on the market.  The DIR-665 uses three distinct data streams in a multiple-input and multiple-output smart antenna which allow for data rates of up to 450Mbps 150Mbps higher than the regular wireless router.

Cisco's Digital Home IP Traffic Index By Regions

  • Posted on: 13 June 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Cisco thinks that Global IP Traffic will increase more than fourfold by 2014, and that the growth in traffic will continue to be dominated by video, exceeding 91 percent of global consumer IP traffic by 2014. Improvements in network bandwidth capacity and Internet speeds, along with the increasing popularity of HDTV, 3DTV and video streaming websites are key factors expecting to quadruple IP traffic from 2009 to 2014. They have also made their prediction tool available for us to make our own predictions.

Broadcom's InConcert Selected For New Netbook and Notebooks

  • Posted on: 12 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

Although Wi-fi is in nearly 100 percent of shipped laptop Bluetooth loges behind at a significantly lower number.  It is estimated that the ratio will change by 2014 to having Bluetooth in 90 percent of laptops shipped.  The Broadcom InConcert Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules were chosen by five of the top Laptop manufactures Asus and Samsung included for their netbook and notebook devices.
 

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