Sony Announces Airboard Location Free TV At CES 2004

Posted: Jan 8 2004, 8:07am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:11pm CDT , in Hot Gadgets


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Sony Announces Airboard Location Free TV at CES 2004

(old photo from 2000) Sony Electronics today announced the LocationFree™ concept, a portable personal broadband LCD television system that can be carried virtually anywhere across the country. We reported back in the year 2000 about the Sony Airboard Wireless TV called Airboard. It only was released in Japan.

Comprised of a 12.1-inch wireless touch screen LCD monitor and a base station, the personal TV system uses the industry's first dual band wireless connection and high speed Ethernet port to transmit data, transforming it into a mobile video entertainment powerhouse that allows users to enjoy television, video, Internet browsing/streaming video, e-mail, and digital photos, all without a PC. It can also be used to control most major brand A/V components in the home.
The system uses advanced dual band wireless transmission technology delivering the most stable wireless performance. It employs the IEEE 802.11a/11b/11g for a wide selection of transmission channels and switches the channel for minimized interference when used up to 100 feet from the base station.
The base station houses a NTSC tuner, built-in 56K modem, Ethernet port for broadband compatibility and multiple connections for A/V components and other peripherals. There are two AV inputs, an S-Video, USB port and IR blaster.

The new wireless personal broadband TV and the optional monitor will be available later this year.

See Also:
Airboard from Sony announced 2000
Sony CoCoon CSV-p500 Channel Server with 160GB
Sony PVR/DVR and DVD Recorder

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