This week at CES, Amedia Networks, Inc.
showcased its Broadband Entertainment Center, an all-in-one gateway, home networking appliance, and personal media library. Amedia designed the Broadband Entertainment Center to replace the computer as the media hub and central point of networking within the connected home.
Some of the features the Broadband Entertainment Center includes are:
- Store, organize, and search all types of multimedia content -- from movies, to home videos, to music, to games -- within a personal media library right on their residential gateway
- Play that content on virtually any television, monitor, or networked device
- Serves as a modem, router, wireless access point, VoIP adapter, and more within a compact device
- Wireless HDTV transmission via Ultrawideband (UWB) to various home entertainment and media devices throughout the home
- Quality-of-Service (QoS) console, allowing subscribers to prioritize their entertainment and communications services to avoid disruption of quality or speed
- The built-in software operating system allows subscribers to surf the Web on their televisions
- Deliver proprietary or third-party software programs and networking capabilities to subscribers, such as in-home messaging, remote home monitoring, a virtual family calendar, personalized family firewall, and much more.
A recent Parks Associates study, Digital Living 2006 Forecasts, cites the growth in U.S. spending on digital living products and services, fueled by rapid consumer adoption of broadband and mobile communications, to reach nearly $300 billion by 2010. By this time, the study also predicts more than 30 million households will have a network that bridges numerous products and extends the entertainment experience to multiple rooms in the home.
"While the steadily increasing consumer demand for ultra-broadband entertainment services such as IPTV, on-demand video, online gaming, and digital music is providing new revenue opportunities for carriers, it is also driving the need for more sophisticated yet easy-to-use in-home media distribution," said Frank Galuppo, President, CEO, and Director of Amedia Networks. "The Broadband Entertainment Center is ushering in a new trend, consolidating the home network into a single appliance, and allowing subscribers to more easily and comfortably enjoy their home media experience - without compromising quality."
For more information, please visit www.amedia.com