AMD announced in June the availability of the first AMD Media Center PC, designed to allow consumers to distribute, share and take full advantage of multimedia content. AMD Live! PC will allow the user to concentrate all its contents in the same central location and then provide a set of tools that allow easy access from other devices.
The entertainment center allows the streaming music, viewing and sharing photos on TV, or recording television shows, videos, music and photos to a CD or DVD, or transferring this type of content to a notebook, an MP3 or a PDA. The concept is similar to Microsoft’s Media Center, already on the market for a few years, supported by the Windows Media Center operating system and combined with Intel platforms adopted by several computer manufacturers. hardware.
The new equipment from AMD will have a set of optimization features designed with the aim of allowing the user to get the best out of the equipment without quickly taking up memory space. The company guarantees that the user will have the freedom to choose the applications they want to install on this platform, but the system referred to is Windows Media Center.
One of the features announced allows the compression of stored files, in order to make more efficient use of the available space. AMD Live! Network Magic allows the user to manage their home network, ensuring the necessary security mechanisms, while AMD Live! LogMeIn allows you to remotely coordinate the media center and access that way to your content and files.
As far as security is concerned, there will also be a feature that makes the back up automatic user content to a server online, is AMD Live! Media Vault where you have 25GB to store the heaviest content.
AMD Live! PCs will be equipped with Athlon 64 X2 dual core processors, informs AMD that it has already registered the interest of manufacturers such as Acer, Fujitsu Siemens, HP in the development of equipment to support the concept, as well as other unidentified manufacturers in Western Europe, China and North America.
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