AMD today introduced the AMD LIVE! notebook PC, an easy-to-use mobile media center designed to help consumers simplify and enjoy their digital lifestyle. AMD also has announced the AMD LIVE!™ Home Cinema and AMD LIVE! Home Media Server, two new consumer electronics platform designs, as well as additions to the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite, to further enhance digital entertainment experiences.
AMD LIVE! Notebook PC
The AMD LIVE! notebook PC powered by AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology packs the same powerful media center features as the popular AMD LIVE! desktop PC into a notebook for today’s mobile lifestyle. Access to digital media outside the home, plus the ability to manage content or schedule TV program recordings remotely with the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite, allows consumers to truly take their media with them to enjoy wherever they go.
AMD LIVE! Home Cinema
The AMD LIVE! Home Cinema is a state-of-the-art home entertainment system that consolidates audio visual devices and related remote controls into a simple, all-in-one “living room” solution. Powered by energy-efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processors, it enables an immersive theater-quality media experience with high-definition video, integrated 100 watt per channel surround sound audio and Internet capability in a sleek and stylish CE form factor.
br /> AMD LIVE! Home Media Server
The AMD LIVE! Home Media Server, powered by Windows Home Server software, is a platform design enabling various OEM systems to help consumers with multiple home PCs to easily store, share and automatically protect their digital media. The AMD LIVE! Home Media Server offers centralized control over functions such as secure back-up of digital media and other critical PC files; parental controls for all devices connected to the home network; printer sharing between multiple PCs; and streaming stored music, videos or television programs to other devices on the network. This platform design also enables support of potential future services such as home security monitoring, telephony and automated home control.
At CES, HP recently announced the HP MediaSmart Server, which incorporates the AMD LIVE! Home Media Server platform design and Microsoft’s new Windows Home Server software. The HP MediaSmart Server is designed to help consumers get the most out of their home network by connecting them with digital assets both at home and on the go. The new system, to be offered exclusively at first shipment with AMD 64-bit technology, enables users to access, back up, share and enjoy digital music, home videos and photos from personal computers or entertainment centers (Digital Media Adapter required) on a home network, as well as access their content from Internet-connected computers anywhere in the world.
br /> AMD LIVE! Desktop PC
AMD LIVE! PC customers can easily enjoy PC content such as web-based videos and digital photos on their TV with a new active-TV PC feature, providing greater choice and interactivity in entertainment. Using common software tools such as Flash and HTML, consumers can aggregate content into a personal TV-web “channel” and stream it to the TV via active-TV-enabled set-top boxes from manufacturers such as Avtrex, Futarque and Worldsat. AMD LIVE! PCs powered by AMD dual-core technology are ideal for supporting this feature, leveraging the second processor core to format and deliver the TV-web content. br /> AMD LIVE! notebooks are expected to be available in Europe from Fujitsu Siemens Computers and MSI starting later this month. Other leading PC manufacturers are expected to introduce AMD LIVE! notebooks worldwide in the near future.
Leading OEMs currently offering AMD LIVE! desktop PCs worldwide include Acer, Alienware, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Tsinghua Tongfang and ZT Group, among others.
The AMD LIVE! Home Cinema and AMD LIVE! Home Media Server are expected to be available from leading manufacturers worldwide later this year.