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Appeared on: Monday, February 25, 2013
Sony Introduces Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server At MWC

Sony brings new ways to wirelessly enjoy personal content with the introduction of the "Personal Content Station" and "Portable Wireless Server" devices.

Sony's new Personal Content Station (PCS) is a wireless home hub which gives users centralised control over their data, even if it was captured and resides on several different devices, without the hassle of transferring them to a PC.

The device connects to a home network to store, view and share photos and videos from multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras and camcorders. It supports data transfer through a Wi-Fi connection from smartphones or tablets, a USB connection or memory cards and 1TB of storage space.



Using near field communications (NFC) technology users can automatically begin transferring the most recent photos and videos taken from a phone to the Personal Content Station. This "One-touch backup" is managed using your smartphone or tablet by the "PCS Manager" App (available for download through Google Play or the iTunes App Store). For non-NFC devices, users can start the transfer process by following the instructions on the PCS Manager App.

A key feature of the PCS device is a built-in video transcoder that automatically converts high-definition AVCHD videos to the MP4 format for playback on smartphones or tablets. The original files remain on the Personal Content Station untouched and at their original quality and resolution. Its HDMI output lets users view photos and videos on large-screen TVs in full HD (up to 1080/60p) quality.

Users can also manage and post photos and videos stored on the device to cloud network services or social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter from their smartphones or tablets using the app.

The second device announced toda by Sony, the Portable Wireless Server, gives users new options for storing and sharing content at home or on the road from mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. The device also serves as a battery charger, card reader/writer and additional storage by inserting an SD memory card / Memory Stick Duo and USB memory.



Using the "PWS Manager" App (available for download through Google Play or the iTunes App Store) all controls are managed by the user?s smartphone or tablet. With a wireless connection, users can transfer content to and from smartphones, tablets or PCs. The PWS can also connect several devices via Wi-Fi at one time, allowing up to eight users to simultaneously share and playback different content on their smartphone, tablet or PC.

The PWS becomes a Wi-Fi memory card reader/writer, a convenient option for smartphones or tablets that don?t have a memory card slot. It also functions as a back-up power source for smartphones or digital cameras. The PWS can be used for up to 10 hours with a single charge.

The new LLS-201 Personal Content Station and WG-C10 Portable Wireless Server are available in Europe from this summer.

Specifications

LLS-201: Personal Content Station

Storage

1TB

Wireless LAN

IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz)
(available channels are varied with areas)
Infrastructure Mode, Wi-Fi Direct Mode

Inputs and Outputs

- Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) with USB charge port (2.1A max)
- "Memory Stick Duo"/SD memory card combined slot × 1
- HDMI output

DLNA capability

DMS

NFC

One-touch functions

Supported Playback
File Formats

- Photo: JPEG, MPO, RAW
- Video: AVCHD, MP4, MPEG2 SD, MOV, 3GPP(3GPP2), AVI, MPEG1

Dimension

approx. 172x32x172mm (w/h/d)

Weight

approx. 500g (main unit only)

 

PCS Manager (App for LLS-201)

System Requirements

- Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet. Requires Android OS Ver.2.3 or later.

- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

WG-C10: Portable Wireless Server

Wireless

Standard : IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Frequency [channel] : 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz [CH1 - 11]

Interface

USB 2.0 A port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB 2.0 microB port (Hi-Speed USB)
Memory Card Slot ("Memory Stick Duo", "SD memory card")

USB output (A Port)

DC 5V, 500mA (Max.)

USB input (microB Port)

DC 5V, 1A (Max.)

Usage time

Approx. 10 hours for MP3 playback

Dimensions

approx. 50(W) x 105(H) x 18.5(D) mm
(2 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 3/4 in.) protruding parts not included

Mass

approx. 135g (4.76 oz)

Supported OS

Android 2.3
Android 4.0 or later
iOS 5.0 or later
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP1 or later
Windows Vista SP2 or later
Windows XP SP3 or later
Mac OS X10.6 or later"
*iOS is the operating system for iPad, iPhone® and iPod touch.



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