At IFA 2011, Samsung Electronics announced the new Wi-Fi-enabled SE-208BW external DVD burner as well as the SE-506AB portable Blu-ray disc burner.
The SE-208BW is a new product that combines an external ODD with wireless connectivity. Offering traditional CD/DVD playback and writing capabilities, the SE-208BW features Samsung's own APP to enable smartphone, tablet and PC users to wirelessly stream and play CDs and DVDs on their smart devices to listen to music or watch their favorite movies.
The SE-208BW breaks new ground for ODD's by adding wireless access point (AP) and repeater functionality to connect the drive to an Ethernet LAN cable. For users with an existing AP that suffers from weak signal strength, the SE-208BW also serves as a repeater to amplify Wi-Fi signals and widen the connectivity range across the home.
For users looking for smart backup solutions, the SE-208BW can wirelessly connect to a smartphone or tablet PC to easily backup data such as pictures, video or contacts onto CDs or DVDs without ever turning on a desktop or notebook computer. The SE-208BW also supports Dynamic DNS which enables the drive to work as a private server. Simply connect an external hard disk drive or USB memory drive and the Internet LAN cable to the SE-208BW and it becomes a personal Cloud Server.
For TV's with DLNA compatibility, the SE-208AB comes with Allshare allowing users to view drive content through the TV menu to play and record multimedia files onto CDs and DVDs. The drive complements any home entertainment system with a gloss surface built around a slim case measuring 140mmx21.5mmx200mm. The drive also offers a USB power interface that eliminates the need for a separate electrical outlet.
The SE-208BW drive is engineered to be compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS.
The external drive provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD reading and 8X DVD±R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW recording.
The SE-208BW will be available the beginning of 2012.
Samsung also announced at IFA 2011 the SE-506AB, a portable Blu-ray burner for netbook users.
The SE-506AB features a slim and sleek design with a glossy anti-scratch surface. It is 12 percent smaller than Samsung's conventional Blu-ray drive. The slim form factor is also supported with a USB power interface that eliminates the need for a separate electrical outlet.
The SE-506AB drive is compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. In addition, the drive features Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that may result from writing speeds that exceed data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC multitasking.
Samsung ODD's exclusive AV connectivity technology is featured on the new SE-506AB allowing users to easily connect and play content via AV connectivity function on multimedia TVs with an available USB port.
The drive also improves upon previous ODD models, which only recognize the first sub-directory and 1000 files. The new SE-506AB model now recognizes and allows access to the fifth sub-directory and more than 3000 files.
The external drive provides a variety of speeds across different data media types featuring BD Quadruple layering. Specific speeds include: 6X BD-ROM, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW reading and 6X BD-R, 6X BD-R Dual layer, 4X BD-R Quad layer, 8X DVD±R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD+R Dual layer, 6X DVD-R Dual layer, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW recording.
The SE-506AB will be available at the end of August 2011 at online retail outlets with a MSRP starting at $140.00.