Fujitsu Siemens Showcases Digitally Networked Home at CeBIT

3/19/2004 - At CeBIT 2004 in Hanover, Fujitsu Siemens Computers will present the digitally networked home at the consumer products area of its exhibition. The display will occupy a 300m2 area at the center of the company’s booth (4h4 in hall 1). For the first time ever, with its SCALEO C entertainment PC, ACTIVY Media Center, MYRICA LCD TV and a new digital camera, the leading European computer manufacturer will exhibit a unified product range for the growing networked consumer electronics market.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is basing its digitally networked home on multimedia-enabled notebooks and PCs, computers designed as HiFi components and the ACTIVY Media Center – the first member of new class of Internet-capable consumer electronics. All products can be connected using a network, allowing the exchange of digital media such as photos, music and video recordings. Additional products, including LCD TVs, wireless keyboards, wireless network components and – for the first time ever – digital cameras, bridge the gap between consumer electronics and the PC. The objective: to create a fully digitally networked home.

One of the highlights of CeBIT 2004 is the design-oriented SCALEO C, which comes in the shape of a classic HiFi system. Despite its extremely compact housing (151mm high x 202mm wide x 320mm deep), this home PC was conceived of as the centerpiece of a networked home. It’s not only a powerful and reliable PC, but also a multimedia device that can even replace the stereo. Booting is not required to listen to the radio, CDs and MP3s. The SCALEO C also comes with an optional TV tuner card, and as a modern PC, the standard version can archive audio and video recordings on CDs and DVDs. For comfortable multimedia pleasure, a remote control with software is also included. Thanks to the numerous configuration variations, the SCALEO C satisfies a wide variety of tastes and budgets. And with an up to 1 Gigabyte main memory and 200 Gigabyte hard drive, the SCALEO C can handle even the most memory intensive applications. MYRICA LCD TVs from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, for example, can be connected to the VGA port to ensure flicker-free and brilliant color reproduction of video, DVD and TV. Various audio, video and computer interfaces also allow the connection of headphones, video cameras, digital cameras, video recorders, digital audio/video receivers and stereo systems.

ACTIVY Media Center
Another feature of CeBIT 2004 is the introduction of the ACTIVY Media Center series from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. This new style of platform is not only compatible with the living room, but also with the new T-Online Vision services. With this offering, German Internet provider T-Online will make video-on-demand, TV program plus, theme and webmail services available to its around 4 million customers. In combination with this paid service, a T-DSL flat rate and the ACTIVY Media Center, cinema films can be transmitted directly into the living room, with the associated charges simply appearing on the telephone bill.

As one Germany’s largest suppliers of monitors, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is now offering its MYRICA series LCD flat screen TV display for the home cinema, offering flicker-free playback in a 16:9 widescreen format. With an integrated TV tuner, it can act not only as an autonomous television with teletext, but also combined with any PC. The MYRICA series screens are available in three sizes: 17-inch (43cm), 23-inch (58cm) and 30-inch (75 cm) and come with standard SCART and RGB ports and a user-friendly remote control. The 30-inch screen also has a digital port (DVI).

Digital camera
Fujitsu Siemens Computers has rounded out its digitally networked home offerings to include a digital camera. This light-sensitive camera (f2.8-4.9) has 4 Megapixel resolution and comes with a 3x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 38-115mm in miniature format. This robust camera is encased in a 97mm x 58mm x 31mm metal housing, and its lens cover can be easily moved with one hand to protect the lens. The integrated 16 Megabyte memory offers space for around 11 pictures (at 4 Megapixel resolution) and is expandable via its SD / MMC card slot. And for multimedia fans, the camera has an integrated microphone, allowing film sequences to be recorded with sound. The camera comes complete with a Li-ion battery and charger.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT provider with a responsible strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Business Critical Computing products, services and solutions. With a portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a strong presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. For further please visit::

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