Feeds

Sony launches net content streamer in Blighty

Bravia Internet TV in a box

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Sony has introduced a set-top box that will present the same Bravia Internet TV and DLNA media sharing features built into its latest tellies and Blu-ray players on other screens.

The SMP-N100's content feeds are accessed through Sony's XMB user interface, which allows you to call up the likes of Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, YouTube, FIFA football highlights, EuroSport content and a host of material less relevant to a UK audience.

Sony EX300SL

The box connects to TVs through its HDMI, composite- and component-video ports. It has Ethernet and Wi-Fi for network connectivity, pulling down the internet-sourced material as well as file shares on computers and Nas boxes.

You can also control it over Wi-Fi from free iOS and Android apps.

There's a USB port on the front to which you can connected drives containing AVCHD, DivX HD and MKV, and it'll play them back. You may have some success with Xvid AVIs, but not all will play.

The SMP-N100 goes on sale next month for around £150. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.