Vidabox have revealed details of the replacement for their ThinClient HD media extender. Cunningly called ThinClient v2, the new model boasts faster performance for both 1080p Blu-ray and DVD playback.
The extender acts as a client, connected to your TV, which streams music, video and photo content from a connected Vidabox media server.
“The new ThinClientV2 design uniquely balances both performance and low cost,” exclaims Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox, LLC. “The light-weight, small size, and affordability of the original ThinClientHD™ were great, but it lacked the horsepower and performance of other extenders like the SLIMv3™ or RoomClientHD™, making certain tasks like starting Blu-rays take as long as 30 seconds or more. ThinClientV2™ is more powerful and creates a far better end user experience, making it a perfect complement to any VidaBox server.”
The ThinClient v2 runs a customised version of Windows Media Center and is powered by an AMD Neo dual-core processor with 2GB RAM. 802.11n Wi-Fi alongside Ethernet is available for streaming content from the server and the device utilises a lightweight, 80GB hard drive. Storage can be further extended via the onboard USB & eSATA ports or multi-card reader. External TV Tuner options including NTSC, ATSC, QAM and PAL, SECAM and DVB-T can be specified and home automation controls compatible with HAI, Creston, AMX and other devices are supported.