First time previewed during last
month's 3GSM Congress, during the CTI Wireless i-mate unveiled more
information about it's new X-Stream concept, which includes the X-Stream Digital
Media Hub (DMH), which is a Windows Media Center Edition PC and LCD TV in one
and the X-Stream Dock, a smart docking station for i-mate's new range of Windows
The X-Stream DMH gives any-time any-place access & control of all your video,
music & work files. The X-Stream DMH replaces many of the units found in the
connected home and is the perfect example of technology convergence with
integrated widescreen HDTV, HD-DVD, Personal Video Recorder (PVR), CATV
receiver, DSL modem & wireless router all contained in a minimalist sleek frame
that will fit into any interior, whatever the dÃƒÂ©cor.
However, the X-Stream DMH goes even further. It is also a high-specification
PC powered by Windows Vista Ultimate and i-mate's media management software.
Everything that you need to build a digital library of all your digital
photographs, camcorder footage, TV programs, movies and of course music. The
power of X-Stream DMH is that you can access the content in your digital library
at any-time from any-place
For places nearby, use the X-Stream Dock together with an i-mate Ultimate
device to extend the media functions of the X-Stream DMH out to other rooms that
are within wireless range. The audio & video outputs of the Dock connect
straight into additional TV's & sound systems for round the house content
The X-Stream Dock goes beyond being a media range extender - connect the
X-Stream Dock & Ultimate to a monitor, keyboard & mouse and get full PC
functionality in your home-office while the kids are watching a HD DVD in the
lounge. The Dock & Ultimate combination can even access files on your corporate
servers - securely.
For places further away from home, use your Internet connected i-mate device
to receive streamed content from your X-Stream DMH. Even control the PVR
remotely using Windows SideShow technology and watch your favorite TV program or
movie from the other side of the world.
Just because you are traveling does not mean that you can't benefit from your
X-Stream DMH. With any Internet connected i-mate Windows Mobile device you can
watch or listen to any item in your digital library wherever you are in the
world. This includes controlling the personal video recorder & selecting your
favorite program to stream to your device. i-mate have implemented the latest
Windows SideShow technology on our range of mobile devices to allow remote
control of applications running on Windows Vista. Inclusion of this technology
will empower i-mate mobile devices to control not just the media functions but
other X-Stream DMH applications as well. Examples might be those that perform
home automation functions or activate security measures.
The i-mate view of the connected world goes beyond just entertainment and
extends into business as well. All i-mate devices are supplied with our 1-View
software to securely access any file that is stored on the X-Stream DMH,
corporate laptop or server. Now, any of your files, stored on any device, can be
accessed, edited and saved from anywhere there is mobile connectivity to your i-mate
This consolidated view & access to all your personal and business files can
fundamentally change how you work - for the better. For example, gone are the
days when the easiest way of working between home and office was to email file
attachments backwards and forwards between your home and office desktop PCs.
Now, with i-mate's 1-View you are assured that you can access and work on any
file from anywhere.
The i-mate DMH is expected to be released this summer. Prices weren't given
yet but keep in mind, that it is a full fletched Media Center PC and high
definition LCD panel in one.
Cheers ~ Arne