Samsung Electronics today announced Remote Access, a new feature that will be available on its Smart TV lineups starting 2019.
The Remote Access feature will provide wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones – allowing consumers to remotely control compatible programs and apps through their Samsung Smart TV.
With Remote Access, input devices, including keyboards, can be connected to a Samsung Smart TV, making it easier for users to control their on-screen content. Without a separate HDMI cable connection, users can remotely access a PC in their room through the TV in their living room to perform various tasks including surfing the web or playing games from their TV’s screen using a connected keyboard and mouse.
Remote Access allows users to directly control their devices connected to a TV with a keyboard and mouse in addition to simply displaying the content on a larger screen. Additionally, web browser-based cloud office service can be accessed through Remote Access, so users can now access files and work on documents from their Smart TVs.
Remote Access can be used anywhere in the world thanks to VMware Horizon, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that Samsung and its partner VMware.
To address security concerns surrounding wireless connectivity and cloud services, Samsung has integrated its proprietary Knox security technology into its Remote Access features. Embedded in Samsung’s Smart TV lineup since 2015, Knox is supported with regular firmware updates for continuous protection. Knox has been certified by Common Criteria for its security performance and is the only security solution in the TV industry to receive this certification.
New Sound-On-Display technology
Back in November, Samsung introduced a couple of display types during SDC 2018. Now, the company is expected to showcase yet another display, preferably during CES 2019.
Although not officially confrned yet, Samsung is said to unveil the new Sound-On-Display during the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas.
The new display will produce sounds which will be based on OLED display panels. The new technology will work based on vibration and bone conduction for the transfer of sound via the display of the devices.
Furthermore, the new display will call for a full bezel-less display experience without a notch.
Samsung, back at its Samsung OLED Forum conference in China, talked about the Sound-On-Display tech.
Additionally, it is expected that Samsung could use the new Sound-On-Display for both its upcoming smartphones as well as TVs.
The upcoming Galaxy S10 is expected to come with the Infinity-O display with a hole in the display. Therefore, the new display type could arrive with other future Samsung smartphones.