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Is the REYCOM Entertainment Center the First Embedded Windows Media Center 7 Device?


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Has Reycom come up with the very first Windows Media Center 7 embedded device?

Last week Microsoft announced that Windows Media Center would be part of Windows Embedded Standard 7.

Reycom announced a device at CEBIT back in March that has a familiar looking interface and its called the REC, or Reycom Entertainment Center.

REC_Reycom Entertainment Center

If you look at some of the screenshots from the device, it certainly looks like Windows Media Center.

REC_catchup TVREC_EPG_Live TV

REC_MoviethekREC_recorded TV

Here is the press release that Reycom published at CEBIT back in March:

Reycom more than TV: HD TV packed with content

March 4, 2010 – CeBIT

Reycom, a supplier of Entertainment Solutions with offices in Switzerland and Germany, presents at CeBIT 2010 a next generation of hybrid set-top boxes based on an Intel® Atom™ Processor. The Reycom Entertainment Center (REC) enables cable network operators and telecommunication companies to leverage market opportunities and to extend the variety of entertainment offerings available to their subscribers. It closes the gap between HD-TV screens and Web content. The Swiss cable network consortium Digital Cable Group (DCG) is currently conducting extensive field tests and plans to introduce the Reycom solution in the 2nd quarter of 2010.

With simultaneous access to broadcast live TV and Internet, and backed by the power of an Intel ® Atom processor, the Reycom Entertainment Center REC provides unprecedented functionality and flexibility. REC users can enjoy both perfect live TV in HD with Time-shift and access to a wide range of films and TV shows via Video on Demand. Movies, music, photos and videos can be stored
and played with the inbuilt Harddisk, Bluray- or DVD player.

Reycom – more than TV

TV consumer gains unprecedented functionality and flexibility

For REC users it is commonplace to enjoy live TV in HD or SD with integrated timeshift functions or to record two simulcasts in parallel while watching a pre-recorded show. Recording of individual programs, movies or of entire series can conveniently and easily be programmed with the electronic program guide covering 14-days. Catchup TV, calling up time-shifted television broadcasts from the archives of ARD, ZDF, SF, N-TV, is a further increase in TV comfort coming along with Reycom’s Entertainment Center REC.

Beside such features enriching “classic” TV consumption with new worlds of experience, REC-users enjoy even more entertainment options right on the TV screen:
Video-on-demand gives access to a wide range of movies from all genres and to TV series. here is no need for an external player to enjoy Bluray Discs and DVDs and videos and music can be burnt on DVDs and CDs.

Presenting slideshows with personal photographs, watching holiday videos or listening to music or even synchronizing .music, photos and movies to mobile phones, MP3 players or portable video players are all part of the rich functionality and flexibility of the REC. And for optimal ease of use, all REC functions can be piloted with one single, compact remote control.

So more information when we get it, but if it is Windows Media Center embedded then hopefully it is just the first of many devices to come – so watch this space.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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