TI-VO , CD/DVD PLAYER RECODING AND TRANSFERE, AOLTV, MSFSTTV , BLEUTOOTH ,BROADBAND INTERNET , MP3 STOREAGE TRANSFERE . VOICE OPERATED , FINGERPRINT ID , WIRELESS IP TELEPHONY , ETC ETC ETC HOME NETWORJKING SYSTEM.. : ALL THESE FEATURES IN ONE MACHINE!!!!!
http://www.eet.com/story/OEG19991217S0073 LOS ANGELES � To demonstrate its technology prowess and devotion to residential gateway development, Philips came to the Western Show this week and quietly showed off an advanced home server
system. Behind closed curtains, Philips revealed the "central gateway" system to a handful of select U.S. customers and cable operators.
The feature-rich prototype, developed under a project code-named
"Rooster," runs on two TriMedia processors. It sports three TV tuners to watch, send and record video. It has connections to the Internet, wireless IP telephony, and full infrared and Bluetooth-based home
The server, with 16 Mbytes of RAM, a DVD player/recorder, CD recorder and a 27-gigabytes hard-disk drive, can be operated by voice. A fingerprint recognition system embedded in its small touch screen-based remote control unit communicates the fingerprint information to the home server, which then can identify the user. Presumably, that information would enable the server to offer a so-called "profiled-based service" by sorting out the user's preferred
music and video selections to make navigation easier.
"This is to give an idea to service operators what a central gateway system can do for our home," said Greg Pine, senior technology strategist at Philips Digital Networks (Eindhoven, Netherlands).
The central gateway system is still only a concept, said Pine. But the integration of a broadband receiver, a home network system and a variety of storage systems in one large shiny box is attractive to system vendors and service operators, if they're eyeing average consumers, he said.
In the Dutch giant's live demonstration, the central gateway system let a consumer use wireless IP telephony as well as watch, record and
playback video programs. The system allowed another user in a separate room to wirelessly download an MP3 file through a Bluetooth-based RF home network, offering 720-kilobit/second pay load. The system let the user not only listen to the music, but to
remotely record it on the gateway system's CD recorder in a separate room. While listening to the MP3 music file, the user was allowed to simultaneously surf the Web on a wireless tablet-based computer
cool, slick, and of course it's from the inventive genius of the creator of all that is great...PHILIPS.......alas, it's notasony, nor a PlayStation....the TriMedia chips from Philips Semiconductors are amazing...they will be running everything in the future, but you will still need electricity to run it all, that is why Fuel Cells are as hot as all the communication, digital stuff...checkout www.plugpower.com....GE is involved, it's good