Feeds

Panasonic brings Skype to Blu-ray boxes

Sensible call?

Reducing security risks from open source software

Panasonic has introduced Skype to its range of 3D Blu-ray players, so those without the video-conference tool built into their TV set can still utilise the service on the big screen.

The tool also allows users to set up voicemail, which the company demonstrated at its annual dealer convention this week with some cheesy examples of pre-recorded answerphone messages.

Panasonic BD310

Panasonic's 3D Blu-ray range can be controlled through a new iPhone app too, a feature Sony was first to implement last year. With Panasonic's controls though, as well as having a tidy UI, a simple shake of the phone will open and close the disk tray.

The company has also imbedded sensors in a couple of models that control the disc tray simply through a close proximity hand wave. Who needs buttons in this day and age, eh?

All models now feature DLNA compatibility and broader format support, as well as lower energy consumption. The company has even reduced its box sizes in a bid to cut down the carbon footprint. All models will be available in the coming months, although there's no word on pricing just yet. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
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.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.