D-Link to revolutionise home entertainment
Dubai, December 29, 2010
D-Link, a leader in connectivity for enterprise business networking, said it is set to revolutionise home entertainment experience in the Middle East and Africa region with the launch of its Boxee Box next month.
The Boxee Box by D-Link gives consumers a new, exciting and easy-to-use way to experience free or paid for content on the Internet, changing the way they interact with it forever, said a company statement.
'The striking black box allows users to watch movies and TV programmes from Internet, stream videos from websites, interact with friends using social media sites like Facebook, organize and enjoy personal music, photos and videos, and browse the Internet, all from a simple to use remote,' the D-link statement added.
As part of MEA availability, Intel Atom CE4100, the system-on-a-chip designed for TV and Internet integration, will power the Boxee Box, the company said.
The powerful Intel-based hardware allows Boxee's open software platform to deliver up to full 1080p HD over a wired or Wireless N network. With hundreds of apps already available and an intuitive interface, the Boxee Box by D-Link gives users unparalleled access to on-demand entertainment and newfound control over their TV.
The Boxee Box by D-Link has already received critical industry acclaim, and a 'first look' at the media device earned it the accolade of 'Best of Innovations in the Home Entertainment' category at CES in January 2010, remarked Harrison Albert, regional director at D-Link Middle East & Africa.
'Since then, D-Link and Boxee have worked closely together to add further capabilities and content to the platform that allows you to make the most of the huge library of free and paid content available on the Internet, as well as easy and secure access to your own digital content and social media networks.'
Boxee Box by D-Link content providers and apps include the BBC, Last.fm, CNET, CNN, Channel 4, Comedy Central, Facebook, ITV, MTV Music, mySpaceTV, YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa.
'D-Link has always been committed to pioneering Digital Home experiences for consumers, transforming the home network so that new entertainment possibilities can become a reality,' explained Albert.
'The Boxee Box is start of a new revolution in home entertainment as we bring limitless world of Internet content to TV. It will be a catalyst for smart TV within Digital Home, allowing consumers to discover new content and enjoy it in high definition,' he added.
'Too many people have to enjoy what they want to watch hunched over a laptop all alone,' stated Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing for Boxee.
'We've partnered with D-Link to come up with what we believe is the best way to enjoy the best content from the Internet on a TV - no PC required,' he added.
The Boxee Box by D-Link will be available in January at all IT retailer outles in the Mena region.-TradeArabia News Service