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Sony Offers New Ways to Wirelessly Enjoy Personal Content: Introducing the Personal Content Station™ and Portable Wireless Server

Press Release   •   Feb 25, 2013 08:30 GMT

Personal Content Station
Consumers looking for an easy and better way to store, view and share photos and videos can turn to Sony’s new Personal Content Station (PCS). This wireless home hub gives users centralised control over their content, even if it was captured and sits on several different devices, without the hassle of transferring it to a PC.

The Personal Content Station connects to a home network to store, view and share photos and videos from multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras and camcorders. It supports data transfer through a Wi-Fi connection from smartphones or tablets, a USB connection or memory cards - and with 1TB of storage space it will keep your favourite memories safe.

Using near field communications (NFC) technology, with just one touch, users can automatically begin transferring their most recent photos and videos taken from a phone to the Personal Content Station. This ‘One-touch backup’ is managed easily using your smartphone or tablet by the ‘PCS Manager’ App (available for download through Google Play or the iTunes App Store). For non-NFC devices, users can simply start the transfer process by following the instructions on the PCS Manager App.

A key feature of the PCS device is a built-in video transcoder that automatically converts high-definition AVCHD videos to MP4 format for playback on smartphones or tablets. The original files remain on the Personal Content Station untouched and at their original quality and resolution. Its HDMI output lets users view photos and videos on large-screen TVs in full HD (up to 1080/60p) quality.

Users can also manage and post photos and videos stored on the device to cloud network services or social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, from their smartphones or tablets using the app.

The PCS has a contoured ergonomic design, making it well suited for placing smartphones or digital cameras on to while transferring content, and its stylish look blends easily into the home environment.

See the Personal Content Station in action at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAowGfUeqjY

Portable Wireless Server
Sony’s new Portable Wireless Server (PWS) gives consumers new options for storing and sharing content at home or on the road, from mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. The versatile device also serves as a battery charger and card reader/writer. It offers additional storage by inserting an SD memory card / Memory Stick Duo™ and USB memory, giving users added control when managing data such as photos, videos, music files and office documents.

Using the ‘PWS Manager’ App (available for download through Google Play or the iTunes App Store), all controls are managed by the user’s smartphone or tablet. With a wireless connection, users can transfer content to and from smartphones, tablets or PCs. The PWS can also connect several devices via Wi-Fi at one time, allowing up to eight users to simultaneously share and playback different content on their smartphone, tablet or PC.

The PWS becomes a Wi-Fi memory card reader/writer, a convenient option for smartphones or tablets that don’t have a memory card slot. It also functions as a back-up power source for smartphones or digital cameras. Consumers can use the PWS continuously for up to 10 hours.

See the Portable Wireless Server in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1HAQj0YpQ

The new Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server will be available in the UK from summer 2013.

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Key specifications at a glance

LLS-201: Personal Content Station™

Storage

1TB*

Wireless LAN

IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz)
(available channels are varied with areas)
Infrastructure Mode, Wi-Fi Direct Mode

Inputs and Outputs

- Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) with USB charge port (2.1A max)
- "Memory Stick Duo"/SD memory card combined slot × 1
- HDMI output

DLNA capability

DMS

NFC

One-touch functions

Supported Playback
File Formats

- Photo: JPEG, MPO, RAW
- Video: AVCHD, MP4, MPEG2 SD, MOV, 3GPP(3GPP2), AVI, MPEG1

Dimension

approx. 172x32x172mm (w/h/d)

Weight

approx. 500g (main unit only)

* The actual space available for use (User area) is smaller than indicated due to the space allotted to the system area.

PCS Manager (App for LLS-201)

System Requirements

- Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet. Requires Android OS Ver.2.3 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. Requires iOS 6.0 or later

WG-C10 Portable Wireless Server

Wireless

Standard : IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Frequency [channel] : 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz [CH1 - 11]

Interface

USB 2.0 A port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB 2.0 microB port (Hi-Speed USB)
Memory Card Slot ("Memory Stick Duo", "SD memory card")

USB output (A Port)

DC 5V, 500mA (Max.)

USB input (microB Port)

DC 5V, 1A (Max.)

Usage time

Approx. 10 hours for MP3 playback

Dimensions

approx. 50(W) x 105(H) x 18.5(D) mm
(2 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 3/4 in.) protruding parts not included

Mass

approx. 135g (4.76 oz)

Supported OS

Android 2.3
Android 4.0 or later
iOS 5.0 or later
Windows® 8
Windows® 7 SP1 or later
Windows Vista® SP2 or later
Windows® XP SP3 or later
Mac OS® X10.6 or later"
*iOS is the operating system for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®.

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