Samsung announces HomeSync home hub solution

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Samsung Electronics today announced HomeSync, a home hub solution that gives you the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, a shared storage big enough for an entire family, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.

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.

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 everyone to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific IDs and passwords mean content in your private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.

Not only that, you 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.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IM division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “HomeSync is a really exciting addition to the Samsung portfolio. As the number of smart devices that a person owns continues to grow, sharing and streaming content will become even more popular, creating demand for somewhere that all this content can be stored safely and readily accessed. HomeSync was borne from our experience across multiple markets, including mobile, digital imaging and TV, enabling us to create a single connected media environment, where people’s content is accessible at any time through whichever screen they choose.”

HomeSync specifications

Component

Description

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 2×2 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

 

UK availability and pricing will be announced in due course.