For many of us here at AMD, the start of a new year always coincides with the biggest technology tradeshow in the world: the International Consumer Electronics Show.
For AMD Embedded Solutions, CES 2015 was particularly exciting as our technology partners at QNAP, a leading provider of network attached storage (NAS) solutions, announced a new family of products powered by AMD Embedded Solutions
QNAP’s new TVS-863+ and the TVS-x63 NAS systems incorporate the AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC). This platform, designed for small to medium-sized business and small office/home office customers, is a leader in its class, powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series 2.4 GHz quad-core SoC with 10 GbE capability, legendary AMD Radeon™ graphics, and AMD-V™ virtualization support. Loaded with features, the new NAS systems can help lower the operational costs and increase productivity when used in 24/7 business applications. You can learn more about this system and the AMD Embedded technology powering it here.
Along with the new NAS systems, we also showed off Gizmosphere’s Gizmo 2 DIY platform in a home media center environment. For this demonstration we had Gizmo 2 streaming video from the QNAP TVS-863+ via UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) and using the free/open-sourced Kodi (formally known as XBMC) media player software. Using Gizmo 2 as a media center is just one of seemingly countless ways to leverage the capabilities of this new DIY platform.
Ideal for the embedded programmers and advanced DIYers, Gizmo 2 is an open source development board, powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC, offering outstanding compute and graphics performance on a single platform for a wide range of Linux® and Windows® based development projects.
Gizmo 2 will be available for purchase worldwide from Gizmosphere in February for $199 (USD) – check Gizmosphere.org for updates.
Check out this video to see Gizmo 2 in action:
After an enthusiastic showing at CES, we are energized for 2015 and look forward to sharing more highlights as we help bring more products powered by AMD Embedded Solutions to market.
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