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Third generation Location Free from Sony

September 6th, 2006 · No Comments

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Will third time be the charm for Sony in its battle against Sling Media? The company has launched a third generation of its place-shifting Location Free products into the American market, including a basic system, the LF-B10, designed to compete directly with the Slingbox, along with a step-up model, the LF-B20 (pictured above), incorporating built-in wireless LAN for easy connection to a home network.

The basic functionality remains the same as the system introduced into the UK earlier this year, and allows the viewing of TV programmes and recorded media remotely on laptops and the .
The viewing options are to be expanded to include certain mobile phones later this year. The duo will be joined by a network Location Free receiver box (pictured below), which allows streamed programmes to be received and viewed in a living room environment, without the need for a computer.
“No matter if you are at home or on the road, accessing the content you want to see, when you want to see it, has never been easier,” said Hideyuki Furumi senior vice president of Sony Electronics’ IT Products Division. “The setup has been streamlined and our new models allow you to view quality video on a host of client devices.”
There’s no news yet of a UK launch date.
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