This spring brought a number of exciting product launches. Just over a week ago, LG came out with G3, replacing last year’s G2 as the newest flagship phone. Not surprisingly, it immediately became known as the company’s best phone up to date. It’s already available in Korea, with the European release set for this June.
What’s new? With stunning 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) display, G3 is not only bigger but offers a much higher resolution. Refreshed Optimus UI boasts flat design, new icons and an overall streamlined feel. One of the interesting new features include Smart Notice, aimed to make your life easier. Once set up, it can for instance automatically turn on Wi-Fi when you arrive at home or at the office. Thanks to Tuxera solutions those looking to expand internal storage with more music, photos, videos or other files can easily boost the memory with a microSD card up to 128GB.
This year’s Computex show did not disappoint either. Among many others, Asus dazzled the audience with more than one product announcement. On top of refreshed MeMO Pad lineups, the company unveiled new Transformer Pad tablets both running on the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. With high-end specs, Transformer Pads are ideal for high-quality video streaming, online gaming and handling large files. Sleek MeMO Pads are fast and powerful, best for smooth web surfing and downloading apps in a blink of an eye.
Tuxera file systems improve the overall usability, ensuring the best performance and compatibility together with a high product power efficiency.
Chromecast is a handy device that attached to a HDMI TV and paired with a phone, tablet or a PC gives user music and video streaming capabilities. Some of the exciting features include desktop screen mirroring and streaming from services such as Hulu and Netflix.
With Google Chromecast on board, Streambels is the first app to support all of the latest streaming technologies, while being fully compatible with the broadest array of AirPlay and DLNA home entertainment devices. No matter if it is AirPlay, Chromecast or DLNA, Streambels guarantees smooth and uninterrupted media streaming. It just works.
Recently, for the more interconnected environment, we added an option to stream files from media servers such as Plex, PS3 Media Server, Windows Media Server and many others. This way, we want to ensure that our users are able to stream any content stored on the phone, tablet, up in the cloud, from media servers and online channels to virtually any smart receiver at home. At the moment, one can enjoy smooth media streaming from online services including YouTube, Vimeo and TED with more coming very soon.
Our roadmap includes AllJoyn protocol and an iOS version in addition to Android platform. Release dates and announcements will follow soon.
Feel free to download the app to see and try it for yourself. For more detailed information on the application and our media streaming technology, drop us an e-mail.
Flash Memory is gaining momentum in the consumer electronics today, bringing a broad range of memory solutions with high density, low power consumption and endurance characteristics. Being non-volatile they retain the data, even when the power is switched off.
Increasing demand for smartphones and tablets is pushing supply for flash solutions that double device storage potential and can be easily integrated into space-constrained designs. Smarter, faster and more powerful mobile devices require in turn smarter, faster and more powerful memory, the key requirements being low power consumption and high performance. Similar progress can be seen in the automotive market where new generation memory solutions are needed to provide additional storage for rich multimedia data and advanced software and applications.
The applications for flash are becoming more diverse and that is where JEDEC comes in. The association gathers together suppliers and manufacturers to work on existing and new generation standards including eMMC, SSD and UFS that meet the varied technical and developmental needs of the ever-evolving industry. Recently released eMMC 5.0 offers enhancements for embedded mass-storage flash memory upping the maximum interface speed rates to 400MB/s.
Tuxera solutions for internal storage, fully optimised for different flash technologies, meet steep hardware performance limits with no sacrifice in fail-safe reliability and interoperability. Furthermore, fail-safe by design, Tuxera file systems ensure that no data will get lost or corrupted in case of unexpected plug-off, system crash or critical power drop. Significant improvements in performance and reliability help manufacturers achieve higher level of device responsiveness and usability with cost-effective software and hardware solutions. For more information and detailed use cases drop us an email.
April 16, 2014
in consumer electronics, eMMC, exfat, FAT, file systems, storage
Tagged eMMC, flash memory, internal storage, JEDEC, SSD, UFS
Consumers are looking for personalised entertainment available anytime, anywhere, on any device. Increasing consumption of over-the-top (OTT), on-demand, HD video services such as Netflix, Hulu and others, widespread usage of cloud services and a sheer number of portable devices accessing the network at the same time, creates a vast surge in data demand. The overall video traffic is expected to reach 90% of the consumer Internet traffic by 2017, with level of mobile video traffic already above 50%. Multi-screen enablement (i.e. being able to watch Netflix on a tablet) together with emergence of digital contents such as 4K videos further increases the needs for higher broadband bandwidth and raises awareness of network traffic and connection quality.
To keep up with increasing bandwidth demands, telecom operators are expanding the current networks focusing on delivery of higher speeds. Some key broadband technologies needed for future connected home solutions include 5G level 802.11ac and high-speed vectored VDSL. Operators continue to upgrade to VDSL2, implementing both bonding and vectoring capabilities. VDSL offers much faster speeds compared to ADSL, providing full support for HDTV. In 2013, its port shipments outpaced those of ADSL, accounting for 52% of all the shipments.
802.11ac, the new standard from IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) approved just over a month ago, builds upon 802.11n bringing a dramatic leap in speed, capacity, reliability and overall quality of wireless communications. Quoting the latest study from ABI Research, 802.11ac is expected to represent 45% of all consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments by the end of this year.
Tuxera storage solutions optimised for the Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection help take an advantage of expanded bandwidth and capacity by increasing substantially the observed speed and maximising the hardware and software use. For more detailed information please consult our storage products page or contact our sales team directly.