Monday, 18 March 2013

SAMSUNG: THAT SYNCHING FEELING...



SAMSUNG: HomeSync

Good early morning, Synapse Circuit Readers! One of the items that Samsung previewed albeit at a glance is the HomeSync home cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content across multiple devices.

THAT SYNCHING FEELING...
Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.  

SHARED STORAGE FOR A FAMILY
HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.

ENTERTAINMENT ON A BIG SCREEN
The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.

GIVING ANY HDTV NEW SMARTS
Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps. HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.

HomeSync will be available from April 2013 starting in the US and continue to expand globally.

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT COMMENT
This HomeSync could be interesting if it is priced right. It is powered by Android – it is not clear as to which version. The spec on it looks good and it could possibly enhance a cable TV set-up! But then one has to be a Samsung fan as I can’t imagine that an iPhone user being able to make use of it.

At the time of publishing there is no news of pricing. More on this when I get more news!

TECH-SPEC

CPU
1.7GHz Dual Core

Memory
1GB DDR3 8GB eMMC 1TB HDD

Connectivity
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & a/n 5GHz HT40 2x2 MIMO Channel Bonding
Bluetooth
V4.0
Interface
USB 3.0
External USB I/F Connection (x2)
Micro USB
PC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)
HDMI out
Support (HDMI1.4)

Optical Audio
Audio Amp. Connection

Codec
Video
H.264, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8, DivX

Audio
MP3, AAC LC/AAC/eAAC, WMA 9std/10pro/Lossless, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB, Wav, Mid, AC-3

DRM
HDCP 1.3/2.1, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone

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