SOURCE: Promise Technology

PROMISE Technology

December 15, 2010 10:49 ET

PROMISE Technology Announces General Availability of SmartStor Zero and Its Fusion Stream DLNA Digital Media Apps

Easily Upload Content From iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android Smartphones to SmartStor Zero

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - PROMISE Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, is announcing general availability of its SmartStor Fusion Stream Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Digital Media App for smartphones. Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android. Fusion Stream is a cutting edge DLNA Digital Media App that allows playback of music, pictures and video stored on SmartStor Zero (and other PROMISE SmartStor NAS products). Fusion Stream supports upload of digital content from the Smartphone to SmartStor Zero and download of digital content from SmartStor Zero to the Smartphone.

"SmartStor Fusion Stream represents a leap forward in DLNA Digital Media Applications for smartphones and tablets, allowing consumers to stream and manage digital media on the home network," said Billy Harrison, product manager CE products, PROMISE Technology.

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Fusion Stream's Digital Media Controller allows you to browse content on SmartStor Zero, then select and control playback of the digital content using a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) such as Windows 7 Media Player, DLNA TVs from Samsung, WDTV Live, Syabas Popcornhour and XBOX 360 (in Media Center Extender Mode). Fusion Stream also supports the ability to create, save and load playlists. SmartStor Fusion Stream DLNA Stream Digital Media App will be available on the Apple App Store and Android Market on December 20, 2010.

SmartStor ZERO

SmartStor Zero is a Zero configuration 2-bay network attached storage and digital media server for the home and SOHO markets. SmartStor Zero is as easy to access and manage as any USB disk. SmartStor Zero includes 1 or 2 hard drives and requires no lengthy or complicated setup process. Unpack, power-on, install the ON Companion Software and the rest is completely automatic. ON will map and open network share, allowing instant access for data backup and DLNA media sharing via digital media players. SmartStor Zero functions as an iTunes Media Server, allowing music and video to be streamed using iTunes.

Making it a cinch to upload and download digital content to and from mobile devices, the SmartStor Zero lets consumers take advantage of the latest and greatest in DLNA Technology. Additionally, the installation does not install any device drivers or virtual components into the operating system. PROMISE even offers an "installer-free" version of the "ON" Management Software. SmartStor ZERO supports Windows® XP, Vista, Windows® 7, Mac OS X 10.5.2 and higher operating systems.

DLNA 1.5 Certified Digital Media Server
The SmartStor Zero is the ultimate DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Digital Media Server (DMS) for the Digital Home, allowing Digital Media Players or any other DLNA or UPnP Digital Media Player to automatically discover and playback music, pictures and video. Simply copy your digital content to the appropriate folders on the SmartStor Zero and the rest is truly automatic. Your music, pictures or video will be automatically sorted based on ID3 Tag, Year & Date and Format & Resolution.

The SmartStor Zero DLNA 1.5 Media Server also supports DLNA UPLOAD, allowing for digital content to be uploaded directly from mobile devices with support for DLNA 1.5 upload feature such as the Motorola Droid X, Nokia N Series Smartphones or PROMISE's own Fusion Stream DLNA Digital Media Application for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android. You can also download content from the SmartStor Zero using any mobile device with DLNA Download support. 

Windows 7 Logo - Network Media Device
The SmartStor Zero has achieved Windows 7 Logo Network Media Device. This means the SmartStor Zero has been rigorously tested under Windows 7 Media Player. SmartStor Zero provides Album Art for music and thumbnails or pictures and videos to ensure a rich media playback experience.

iTunes Digital Media Server
The SmartStor Zero includes an iTunes Digital Media Server for playback of music files of MP3 and AAC audio files. The SmartStor Zero iTunes Digital Media Server can also playback H.264, MOV, MP4 and M4V Video Files. (Playback of Video is ONLY supported using iTunes in MAC OS X (Windows Supports Music playback) In addition to music and video playback, the SmartStor Zero allows for creation of custom playlists using the new iTunes playlist generator making the SmartStor Zero one of the most advanced iTunes Digital Media Servers available today.

SmartStor Media Center
The web-based SmartStor Media Center utilizes the DLNA 1.5 Digital Media Server to allow access and playback of digital content stored on the SmartStor Zero from any computer (Windows and Mac) in the home using web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.

Facebook Uploader
Keeping pace with the social networking revolution SmartStor Zero supports uploading pictures directly to your Facebook account and Facebook Wall. The Facebook Uploader has been integrated into the Web- based file management tool and also the SmartStor Media Center. Uploading your pictures to Facebook is as easy as one-two-three. During the upload process you can choose to upload pictures to an existing photo album or create a new photo album. The process is exceedingly simply requiring only a few clicks of the mouse.

Availability
SmartStor ZERO and its Fusion Stream DLNA digital media apps are available in the U.S. at the Apple App store and Android market. The SmartStor ZERO is priced at $279 for 1TB and $389 for 2TB.

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at www.PROMISE.com.

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