Xtreamer eTRAYz NAS to Revolutionize Home Media Storage

  • Posted on: 7 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

xtreamer etrayzThe Xtreamer eTRAYz promises to revolutionise the network attach storage (NAS) market when it is release in November.  The new Xtreamer eTRAYz storage devise will have all the features of the current brand of media storage devices plus a host of other   impressive features.  From the pre-release document that I read  the Xtreamer eTRAYz will be a milting pot of both domestic and enterprise storage solution.  The Xtreamer eTRAYz was design specifically for the Xtreamer Media Player but will integrate easily with other devices and software e.g. Apple Mac and PC. The Xtreamer eTRAYz can fully function as a stand alone NAS server that has similar functionalities to any Qnap or Synology.

ST&T Uses Intellon’s HomePlug AV-Based INT6400 for HD Media Link System

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

Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that ST&T Electric Corporation, a Taiwan-based broadband solution provider, has integrated Intellon’s newest HomePlug AV chipset, the INT6400, into its new HD Media Link System (Model HDAV 6490). The system moves HD video from source devices to TVs throughout a home using the existing electrical wiring.

Back Up Files Wirelessly with Belkin Home Base

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

Belkin Home Base lets anyone within an existing wireless network print to a single, shared printer from anywhere in the home. Attach an external hard drive to one of Home Base's four USB ports to save and share music, pictures, and videos with your family. Home Base will automatically back up each connected computer's files periodically to a connected external hard drive, so you don't have to worry about sudden data loss. With the automatic sharing feature, Home Base can automatically upload your new photos to a Flickr or Picasa account.

Luxul Wireless & Control4 in Pro-WAV Distribution Deal

  • Posted on: 9 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

Pro-WAV-120Conrol4 has agreed with Luxul Wireless, a developer of high-performance wireless signal propagation technologies, to promote and distribute Pro-WAV™ solutions to its nationwide dealer network.  Pro-WAV from Luxul Wireless are designed designed to efficiently expand the coverage area and improve overall network performance, by enabling a single access point to provide complete "whole-home" 802.11 Wi-Fi coverage.

Broadcom & SoftAtHome Collaborate on IP Set-Top Box

  • Posted on: 9 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

broadcomBroadcom and SoftAtHome have collaborated to create a customized software interface which leverages Broadcom's high-performance silicon hardware and is running on a range of Broadcom high definition (HD) STB solutions, including the BCM7405 and BCM7325. SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications for the digital home will integrate its systems with Broadcom’s, to develop a solution for hybrid, satellite and IP set-top boxes (STBs) accelerating time-to-market for advanced video and TV services.

Home Networking First 802.11n Bonded ADSL2+ Gateway: ZyXEL's P663HN

  • Posted on: 31 August 2009
  • By: chw staff

ZyXELZyXEL Communications today announced the industry’s first 802.11n bonded ADSL2+ gateway for operators.  The All-in-One Broadband Access and Wireless Networking Solution Enables Service Providers to Double Bandwidth on Existing Infrastructure for IPTV and Other Premium Services  ZyXEL is a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products.

Analyst Predicts Increase Sale in Home Gateways

  • Posted on: 20 August 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Home GatewayLight Reading has projected an increase in Home Gateway over the next 24 months.  The report cited the increase convergence of home appliance and the need for a digital lifestyle.  The increase demand for home gateway is also down to its modern architecture and versatility over the standard home modem.  With more and more new digital home solution and the popularity of VoIP technology is also fuelling the demand for home gateways. The author sees this increase as an opportunity for service providers (SP).

PacketVideo Home Media Server TwonkyMedia Manager v1.2 Now Available for Download

  • Posted on: 15 August 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

packetvideoPacketVideo (PV) announced Last Wednesday that a new version of its award-winning home media server software, TwonkyMedia™ manager v1.2, is now available for download (  Packetvideo said, the latest version incorporates new features and functionality that provide users with more ways than ever to enjoy and share media throughout the connected home. TwonkyMedia manager v1.2 is available for $39.95 and includes installation for up to three different PCs. A 30-day free trial is available to new users and a low-cost upgrade is available for all current TwonkyMedia server owners.

Cisco’s Digital Media Home Hub and Multiroom Audio Solutions

  • Posted on: 5 August 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

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.
Wireless Home Audio