Archive for September, 2006

DosPara’s Super Mini 2

DosPara Super Mini 2

Japanese computer manufactor DosPara produced a real competitor of Mac Mini – Super Mini 2. It contains 4.3-cm thick case 1.66GHz T5500 C2D processor, 512MB of ram, 80GB HDD, a dual-layer DVD burner, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, a 4-in-1 card reader, DVI and S-Video outs, and a TV tuner (optional).

Spend $1,043 USD and got stylish and quiet media PC in your living room. But IMHO Mac Mini is much better 😉
[via Engadget]

Liquid-cooling system for HTPC

Liquid-cooling system for HTPC

CoolIT Systems showed on CEDIA its latest product – the Home Theater PC (HTPC) Cooler. It’s self-contained system is designed to fit a traditional Media Center PC case in the space reserved for dual 3-inch fans, and can be configured to cool both the PC’s CPU and graphics processor.

The benefit of liquid cooling over traditional fans is obvious: noiseless work and better cooling. So, it’s good opportunity to use the HTPC Cooler.

[via Ubergizmo]

Isys i/Oâ„¢ 8.4″ WiFi Touchpanel

Isys  WiFi Touchpanel Crestron showed on CEDIA Expo 2006 its new WiFi Touchpanel – TPMC-8X. The TPMC-8X is based on Windows XP Embedded operating system and closely integrated with Yahoo Widgets. It allows to get stock prices, weather or any other information accessible via a finger click. The device is packed with Bluetooth and WiFi. So, you won’t have any problem with connections. There is a built-in fingerprint scanner and together with included biometric softwar allow to restore preferences for each family member easily.Built-in stereo speakers, dual microphones and VoIP software provide a simple way to make phone calls via Internet.
But the main goal to get the TPMC-8X is a control your home using Crestron’s hardware and software for home automation. With TPMC-8X you’ll able to control lighting, climate, A/V etc.

The TPMC-8X will be available at the price $3800.

[via Engadget]

Apple video streaming box

Apple video streaming box

Apple is going to release iTV – a wireless video streaming set-top box in Q1 2007. It’s around half the Mac Mini height and features a built-in power supply, USB 2.0, Ethernet, 802.11 “wireless component video”, optical audio and HDMI ports, plus regular ol’ RCA stereo audio ports.

iTV will support a standart Apple remote and come with an updated version of the Front Row interface.

The iTV will half the Mac Mini height and its price’ll also half of the Mac Mini price – $299.

[via Engadget]

Niveus Media Servers

Niveus Media Servers

Niveus Media has announced the 2007 Pro Series media centers, n7 and n9. Pro Series Media Centers are based on Intel Viiv technology and Core 2 Duo Extreme processor and have Nvidia’s GeForce Series 7 Graphics, HDMI output, HD DVD, from 1TB to 3TB HDD, up to 4GB of Memory, boasts up to 4 television tuners (2x NTSC, 2x ATSC) and 8-channel audio.

Additionally, it includes Niveus’ proprietary Glacier Passive Cooling™ technology (active & passive cooling), Niveus ConvergencePanel™, HDMI, RS-232, an integrated flash card reader (SD, MMC), and RAID 5 Hard Drive Data Protection. The Pro Series media centers use Windows Media Center 2005 as operation system.

Niveus Media’s Professional Series n7 and n9 MSRP start at of $6,999 and $14,999, respectively, and is expected to ship September 30, 2006. I’m not surpriced about the price because Niveus Media announced its participation in the following programs: AMX’s InConcert manufacturer partner program, Crestron’s Integration Partner program and Exceptional Innovation’s Life|ware Ready program.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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