April 18, 2012

Sony Japan to Launch 'nasne' - a new Networked Recorder and Media Storage Device


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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will launch “nasne,” a new networked recorder and media storage device with built in 500GB hard disk drive (HDD) and digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast tuners. “nasne” will become available in Japan on July 19, 2012, for a price of 16,980 yen ($212).

By connecting “nasne” to their home network, users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast through dedicated applications such as “torne” for PlayStation3 (PS3) and “VAIO TV with nasne” for VAIO PC. Users will also be able to access recorded content from PlayStationVita (PS Vita), “Sony Tablet” and Xperia. In addition, “nasne” will be able to stream live or recorded television programs simultaneously onto two of these supported Sony products, allowing multiple users to view the same content within the same home network. “nasne” will also link with “G GUIDE TV OUKOKU CHAN-TORU”, a television guide web service for PC and smart phones provided by So-net Entertainment Corporation. Through “G GUIDE TV OUKOKU CHAN-TORU, users will be able to schedule recordings of television programs on the go from their PS Vita, PC, tablet PCs, and smart phones.

In addition, “nasne” functions as a media storage device, allowing users to store their movies, photos and music on its 500GB built-in HDD, which can be enjoy on any DLNA compatible device connected to their home network. Users can also expand storage memory by connecting external HDD to “nasne.”

“nasne” will deliver the following features through its combination with Sony products.

  • PlayStation 3

PS3 users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast through LAN cable by installing “torne” version 4.0, a dedicated application for PS3, which will come bundled with “nasne.”
By connecting a maximum of four “nasne” units to their PS3, users can simultaneously record up to four television programs. Those who already have a “torne” device connected to their PS3 will be able to connect a maximum of four “nasne” units to their PS3 and record up to five television programs. Details of “torne” version 4.0 for PS3 will be announced separately.

  • PlayStation Vita

PS Vita users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through “torne for PS Vita” (tentative name), a dedicated application for accessing “nasne” from anywhere within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection . “torne for PS Vita” will become available within this calendar year.

By leveraging the ability of “nasne” to simultaneously create an export file while a television program is being recorded, users can quickly transfer recorded content through Wi-Fi connection and easily enjoy them on the go on their PS Vita’s beautiful 5-inch OLED. Details of “torne for PS Vita” will be announced in due course.

  • VAIO PC

VAIO PC users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through “VAIO TV with nasne” (beta version), a dedicated application for accessing “nasne” from anywhere within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection or LAN cable. “VAIO TV with nasne” (beta version) will become available concurrently with the release of “nasne.”
Key features of “VAIO TV with nasne”:

  1. Recorded television programs on “nasne” can be copied to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, or transferred to VAIO PC’s HDD or Solid State Drive (SSD).
  2. Up to eight digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts can be simultaneously recorded by connecting a maximum of eight “nasne” hardware units to VAIO PC.
  3. Television programs can be searched by keywords.
    “VAIO TV with nasne” will become available for Windows 7 equipped VAIO PCs through “VAIO Update,” an automatic free update service for VAIO PC users.
  • “Sony Tablet” / Xperia

Sony Tablet/ Xperia users will be able to watch live and recorded digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through applications on Sony Tablet / Xperia for accessing “nasne” from within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection. Users will be also able to schedule recordings of television programs through “G GUIDE TV OUKOKU CHAN-TORU.”

nasne product outline

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