Synology America Corp. is excited to announce its first media-centric DiskStation, the DS214play. The play is the first DiskStation to launch with dedicated hardware acceleration, specifically for video transcoding. The DS214play can stream multiple 1080p video codecs, and is still able to handle a variety of additional processor-heavy tasks.
The DS214play has a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU with integrated floating-point unit (FPU). By utilizing an efficient new chipset, with 1GB of RAM, the play makes smooth work of multimedia functions; with read/write speeds above 100 MB/s. Additionally, the play comes with two hot-swappable drive bays, using Synology's new tool-less caddies, making installation and maintenance quick and easy.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched the DashDrive Durable UD311 Flash drive. The UD311 is remarkably compact and portable, with a USB 3.0 interface that makes the most of Chip-On-Board (COB) technology with high transfer speed up to: 85 MB/sec (Read).
As USB flash drives become more ubiquitous for the transporting and sharing of personal files and media, the structures and functions of the devices are evolving. Weighing just 3 grams (0.1 ounce), the UD311 is highly resistant to water and impact damage, and a strap hole allows for effortless portability on a keychain or carry strap. A gleaming jewel-like faceted end-cap is an eye-catching decorative feature that improves the overall visual appearance of the drive. The small profile combined with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface make the UD311 an outstanding way for consumers to share pictures, music and videos.
CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today announced a new update to PowerDVD 13—its market-leading media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD video—that adds support for Miracast, enabling wireless delivery of high definition video and Blu-ray movies to certified devices.
Miracast, a wireless standard that enables streaming of video between computing devices, is natively supported in the recently released Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 operating system. Today’s update to PowerDVD 13 lets users running PowerDVD on a Windows 8.1 system to wirelessly stream the highest quality video (including protected premium content) from PC to compatible Wi-Fi Direct devices such as TVs, phones and tablets.
“With high-bandwidth connections becoming more common, consumers are searching for convenient ways to seamlessly stream and share high-quality video within their home networks.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Support for Miracast in PowerDVD not only offers our customers more options for enjoying their media across all their devices, but also provides them with the unique experience of being able to stream Blu-ray content wirelessly to expand their viewing choices.”
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announces its Super Talent PCIe DX1 SSD.
The Super Talent PCIe DX1 is 22.00mm x 80.00mm x 3.5mm. Although small in form factor, it is lightning quick when it comes to speed to match and satisfy the demands of a server or mobile environment. Next generation mobile computing can take full advantage of performance with these space saving SSDs. The 128 MB internal cache on the Super Talent PCIe DX1 further speeds up application load times and the overall unit is easily mounted without any cables.
Available in 32 GB to 256 GB capacities, the Super Talent PCIe DX1 supports standard PCIe Gen2 compliant interfaces and speeds up to 406 MB/s through a single lane. With the ability to provide high reliability and performance for mobile storage media, this allows the Super Talent PCIe DX1 to open up many possibilities for the industrial and commercial storage market.
At a time when the mobile phone has become a daily necessity and smartphone addicts are everywhere on the street, smartphones and tablets now form part of human life, whether for work or for entertainment. As the scope of applications for smartphones and tablets expand, insufficient storage space or low data transfer speed have become an annoying trouble for consumers. After hearing your needs, Team Group specially developed the Mobile USB storage series. The newest M132 UFD is equipped with dual interfaces for smartphones and tablets supporting the OTG function. The lightweight style from the COB package and the steady black tone as its cover are the shared features of all mobile devices.
To ensure broader and more convenient applications, M132 of the Team MobileUFD series is equipped with Micro USB and USB 3.0 interfaces for mobile devices supporting OTG. The Micro USB allows users to store multi-media files and documents from an Android-based mobile device in the M132 or to directly browse data and files that have been stored in the M132. More importantly, the transfer speed of Micro USB is much faster than the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Besides saving on mobile network fees, you can get rid of the hotspot restrictions to freely enjoy the fun and convenience of true mobile life. The M132 is also a high-speed UFD equipped with USB 3.0, with a read/write speed of 85MB/20MBper second, enabling you to easily access multi-media files and documents to and from a PC.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched an ultra-thin external solid state drive (SSD) with a SuperSpeed USB interface. Named the DashDrive Elite SE720, it combines the slim stainless steel chassis of the company’s award-winning DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive, with the performance of ADATA’s market-proven NAND Flash storage solutions.
The advantages of SSDs include high shock resistance, noiseless operation, and low-power consumption. When these features are implemented in a portable USB 3.0 device, the result is a remarkably durable storage option with speeds that far outpace those of mechanical HDDs. The SE720 has read speeds up to 400 MB/sec, and write speeds of up to 300 MB/sec.
ASUS today announced Essence III, a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with a fully balanced design and the latest Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback designed for those who demand the purest audio quality and listening flexibility.
High-precision clocks and asynchronous USB virtually eliminate jitter, while separate printed-circuit boards for digital, analog and power ensure that the Essence III’s audio delivery is crystal-clear and free of crosstalk. Remote-controlled volume driven by stepped attenuators allow output levels to be set with great precision – even from the far side of the listening room.
“Essence III is more than the flagship product of our audio range,” said Ives Chiu, product manager of ASUS Multimedia Business Department, “it is a representation of how dedicated and how serious we are in the pursuit of high-quality audio. We have crafted Essence III to be just as satisfying to use as it is to hear”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its fifth generation of green memory at the Memory Solutions Forum 2013 at the Shilla hotel in Seoul.
Under a “New Memory Paradigm” theme, Samsung introduced advanced memory solutions optimized especially for next generation data centers that use cloud computing based on a big data platform. This type of infrastructure is rapidly increasing in support of the mobile computing industry. The newly presented fifth generation green memory solutions will help to resolve key data center issues by achieving dramatic performance improvements, securing additional physical space for systems, and saving large amounts of power.
In his keynote, Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics, noted, "With the introduction of these innovative memory solutions that maximize IT investment efficiency, we have set the stage for sharply strengthening the value of advanced memory.”
“We will continue to benefit society with the introduction of green IT technology in cooperation with our global partners to lead the global IT industry in creating greater shared value for customers,” he added.
ADATA Technology has announced the release of the DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash drive, the company’s first implementation of the USB On-The-Go (OTG) specification. USB OTG allows devices such as smartphones and tablets to act as a host, allowing USB flash drives to be connected directly for data transfer.
The UD320 is equipped with a micro-USB interface that fits directly into the port of mobile devices running Android 4.1 or higher, without the need for a cable or an adaptor. It also has a standard USB port that can connect to USB slot of any desktop computer. With capacities of 16 and 32 gigabytes, the UD320 greatly simplifies managing files on mobile devices, giving smartphones and tablets immediate access to files stored, and also allowing for easy backups of media created on the mobile device.