Next week, Sony Corporation plans to unveil new client software for its LocationFree TV which let the platform stream live video and audio to Macintosh computers and a wider range of mobile devices.
Sony’s LocationFree TV currently supports Windows 2000 and XP, Sony’s own PSP portable gaming device, and custom 7-inch or 12.1-inch flat-screen tablets available from Sony. The basic idea is that via a wireless base station (currently available as the LF-PK1), users can watch TV, video, and stream audio from devices in their living room to a remote computer via a home network or broadband connection. The LF-PK1 is currently available in Japan, Europe, and the U.S.; the U.S. price is about $280.
The extensions to LocationFree TV come via licensing agreements with Access Co, Ltd. (covering cell phones and PDAs: these folks recently bought PalmSource in September 2005) and Kaga Electronics, Ltd., covering the Mac client.
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