Convergence is a good thing
Each year at CES, there are some technologies that have the potential to make some big changes in the tech world. Some of these important new technologies have been HDTV, 3D TV, and tablets over the last few years. One of the big new tech pushes that have surfaced more than once and haven't caught on in a big way so far is convergence for files and devices.
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The ideal type of file convergence for users would be the ability to do something like make a movie on their camcorder or take a photo with their camera and have that file work with all their devices and the three main screens most consumers have today and have it accessible from any of the devices anywhere the user may be. Those three main screens include the computer, TV, and mobile phone.
A company called Insprit will be at CES to show off its convergence technology that promises to make a seamless connection for the sharing of content through the PC and mobile devices using an IP network. This is not a new goal, but so far, there haven't been any successful products that allow this to be done easily.
“In the US, the digital infrastructure is not a reality yet, but ConvergenceOne products are ready to deploy as soon as the telcos get on board with the N-Screen service strategy. ConvergenceOne seeks to bridge the digital divide with the latest convergence technologies,” said Kevin Lee, president. “In 2011, over 3 billion users worldwide will use their smartphones to control every aspect of everyday life, from monitoring their health to preparing dinner for the family. We are excited to introduce ConvergenceOne and place the sophisticated yet simple-to-use technology into the hands of America for smarter, digital living.”
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The service promises the use of fixed and mobile networks that will let a user have access to all their content and files no matter where they are as long as an IP network is available. This is something that will change the way we access our content if it can be pulled off seamlessly and easily.