|Omnifi set to launch the Wi-Fi enabled DMP2|
Posted: 24-Jul-2004 [Source: Mobile Tech News]
[The soon to be released DMP2 streams video and audio using Wi-Fi from your PC to your car entertainment system using 802.11g.]
Mobile Tech News -- After a successful start with the DMP1 Wi-Fi enabled car audio player, Omnifi is about to release the second-generation DMP2. The original DMP1 used 802.11b to sync with a PC to stream the latest MP3/WMA music and Internet radio news programs to its 20GB hard drive. The DMP2 upgrades to 802.11g and a 60GB hard drive to allow for streaming video content as well as audio.
The DMP2 ships with the SimpleDevices SimpleCenter(tm) software that allows users to send files from their computers to the Omnifi unit via the Omnifi antenna. The signal transmits up to 150-feet and can permeate walls. If you're parked more than 150 feet away from your PC, you can detach the hard drive and connect over USB 2.0. You can also pre-schedule downloads. The DMP2 will stream video via MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, an WviD for viewing on the LCD viewer in your car. Once your music or video files are loaded on the Omnifi hard drive in your car, the media is decoded by the DMP2 to be enjoyed on your car's entertainment system. The device comes with a wireless remote control for use with your video display. Other accessories are the optional standard size, single-DIN controller and LCD display.
Omnifi also makes the Wi-Fi enabled DMS1 Digital Media Streamer home version for streaming the same audio and video content from your PC to your home entertainment center.
The DMP2 has a suggested retail price of $699 and is expected to begin shipping Q3.
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