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Seagate intros DAVE solution for mobile apps

Posted: 02 Feb 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Pushing innovation for high-capacity mobile content delivery, Seagate Technology has unveiled its digital audio video experience (DAVE) technologypreviously the Crickettat last week's DEMO Conference in California. The DAVE platform enables 10-20GBytes of wireless storage in an ultraslim form factor, allowing consumers to combine their audio and video files downloaded via mobile networks.

Packed with Bluetooth 2.0 or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g connections, the solution stores, plays and shares digital files on mobile phones, PCs and other wireless devices, working in a range of up to 9.1m. Based on Seagate's proprietary storage management module, the DAVE reference design weighs 70g and has dimensions of 61-by-89-by-12mm.

"Mobile telephony is undergoing a multimedia revolution, and the DAVE mobile content platform will provide even more fuel for the growth of new music and video services over mobile networks," said Patrick King, senior VP and general manager of Seagate's consumer electronics business unit. "Mobile carriers can use this technology for creating value from their investments in high-bandwidth networks, and mobile handset manufacturers have another tool for turning the multimedia phone into the center of the mobile consumer's digital life."

The mobile storage platform is open source, enabling third-party software developers to create cellphone apps using the hard drive's capacity and performance.

A DAVE software developer's kit will be available in March and is touted to streamline the process of building videogames as well as applications that manage and play multimedia, enhanced GPS systems and new mobile software solutions. Meanwhile, the DAVE mobile storage platform will be available to cellphone manufacturers and telco service providers this second calendar quarter.

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