Boxee partners with Iomega, NAS device running Boxee is coming
We are happy to announce that Iomega will be bringing out a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device running the Boxee software.
Boxee is a software company (even though some people mistake us for a set-top box maker) and we would like to get our software embedded into as many devices as possible: set-top boxes such as the Boxee Box by D-Link, NAS devices such as the upcoming Iomega TV with Boxee, TVs, BluRays, Game Consoles, etc.
Iomega will be our second device partner and we hope to continue to grow the list in 2011 and beyond.
We love the idea behind a NAS device running Boxee. For people with media storage that’s running low, it’s a perfect place to expand their collections while giving them wireless / wired access to their existing collection on a TV. The Iomega product will come with 3 different configurations: Diskless, 1TB and 2TB. If you have large HD files that are just too much for your WiFi network to handle then having them stored locally is a perfect solution.
Like the Boxee Box by D-Link the Iomega TV with Boxee is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100, bringing the fire power required to play 1080P HD videos, run a TV browser, play Adobe Flash 10.1 and more. Having both Boxee-based devices running the same system-on-chip is also making life simpler for us, since we can develop virtually identical firmware for both.
Iomega is a worldwide leader in storage solutions, with a variety of NAS, external hard drives, multimedia drives, and removable storage solutions. We are excited about the partnership and the opportunity to bring Boxee goodness to a new type of device, giving users more options for getting Boxee to their TVs.
The pricing of the Iomega TV with Boxee will be (MSRP):
No disk – $229
1TB – $299
2TB – $349
We expect the product to be available in the first half of the year.
Source: Boxee blog
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