G‐CONNECT Wireless Storage Solution Can Stream up to Five SD or Three HD Movies at Once, While Simultaneously Providing Shared WiFi Internet Access for a Home, University Hall, Hotel Room, Conferencing Facility or Office
LONDON, 26 June, 2012 - Known for delivering premium external storage solutions engineered to meet the needs of the Apple Mac® community, G‐Technology today announced availability of its G‐CONNECT wireless storage solution, the first in a family of products providing instant, wireless storage and 802.11n WiFi Internet access for your Apple iPad, iPhone® and many other mobile devices. The G‐Technology G‐CONNECT wireless storage solution is available in the UK now for £159.99 (500GB) through authorised retail and distribution channels.
The G‐CONNECT solution provides on‐the‐go wireless access to content that's not already loaded on iOS devices, including favourite movies, music, books, photos and documents. G‐CONNECT provides access to five+ simultaneous devices, depending on the workload, and supports up to five SD or three HD video streams at once.
When connected to a network via Ethernet, the G‐CONNECT drive becomes a personal WiFi Internet access point, allowing users to view online content, while streaming stored content on the drive. Users can easily access content through the G‐CONNECT iOS app, available now in the App Store®, or through a browser. Android® devices can access content through a web browser, with a native app available this summer.
"The ever-growing list of mobile devices has created user expectations that their favourite content ought to be available wherever they are. G-CONNECT is a great way to make that a reality. It lets people safely store a huge number of films or music tracks, at the same time enabling them to access and share content wherever they are," said Steve Pereira, vice president, general manager, HGST Europe. "The device has proved to be an extremely popular G-Technology product in North America and we're glad to be offering it in the UK."
Simple wireless storage for an iPad/iPhone to take more content everywhere
Easily access and stream content to an iPad and iPhone
WiFi Internet access for multiple devices when connected via Ethernet
Supports five devices or more, depending on the workload
Wirelessly streams up to five SD or three HD movies simultaneously
Surf and stream at the same time, i.e. listen to music, while surfing the Internet
All content is automatically discovered and organized into Photos, Videos, Music, and Documents categories
Flexible access via iPad/iPhone mobile apps, multiple browsers, PC, Mac, DLNA‐certified connected TVs and Apple TV® with AirPlay®
iPad/iPhone apps make G‐CONNECT simple and easy to use; Android apps coming this summer
Password protection helps keep content safe
A personal "private" folder allows users to share only what they want to
The power that G-CONNECT brings to European consumers has already been acknowledged. The wireless drive recently won the international 2012 Universal Design Award. The jury selected the G-CONNECT out of 136 other products due to its unique intuitive capabilities and market potential. It also won the red dot award: product design 2012. A 30-member expert jury evaluated 4,515 entries in its category and selected the G-CONNECT for its innovative product design.
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HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company, develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise‐class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high‐value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com/.
 G‐CONNECT must be AC or DC powered.
 The streaming performance of the G‐CONNECT is based upon expected available network bandwidth in real world conditions. Traffic on the local network or the presence of other wireless interference may result in less than perfect playback of content. While no explicit limits are placed on the number of devices, limiting the number of devices simultaneously using the G‐CONNECT is suggested so that the user experience remains positive.
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