ad info




CNN.com
 MAIN PAGE
 WORLD
 U.S.
 LOCAL
 POLITICS
 WEATHER
 BUSINESS
 SPORTS
* TECHNOLOGY
   computing
   personal technology
 SPACE
 HEALTH
 ENTERTAINMENT
 BOOKS
 TRAVEL
 FOOD
 ARTS & STYLE
 NATURE
 IN-DEPTH
 ANALYSIS
 myCNN

 Headline News brief
 news quiz
 daily almanac

  MULTIMEDIA:
 video
 video archive
 audio
 multimedia showcase
 more services

  E-MAIL:
Subscribe to one of our news e-mail lists.
Enter your address:
Or:
Get a free e-mail account

 DISCUSSION:
 message boards
 chat
 feedback

  CNN WEB SITES:
CNN Websites
 AsiaNow
 En Español
 Em Português
 Svenska
 Norge
 Danmark
 Italian

 FASTER ACCESS:
 europe
 japan

 TIME INC. SITES:
 CNN NETWORKS:
Networks image
 more networks
 transcripts

 SITE INFO:
 help
 contents
 search
 ad info
 jobs

 WEB SERVICES:

COMPUTING

From...
PC World

A Walkman for Webcasts

Image

January 7, 2000
Web posted at: 3:18 p.m. EST (2018 GMT)

by Paul Heltzel

LAS VEGAS (IDG) -- You can get e-mail from a cell phone and check stock quotes from a Palm. Why not receive Webcasts from a wireless device?

On demo at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Tranz-Send MediaMan is a handheld that lets you take Webcasts on the road.

According to Scott Redmond, chief executive officer of Tranz-Send, the 3-inch monitor displays 320 by 240 pixels and resembles the display on a camcorder. The device also connects to a TV for large-screen playback.
  ALSO
A Walkman for Webcasts

Gates puts Microsoft at center of digital world

CES showcases Internet everywhere
 
  MESSAGE BOARD
Gadget Fever
 

"You'll watch live news feeds, video e-mail, trailers, sports highlights, music videos," Redmond says. "We expect people to watch no more than 15 minutes of video." The device can receive streaming video or store 12 minutes of video locally for watching later.

Redmond says the device will be produced by an undisclosed manufacturer (talks are currently under way to secure the vendor). Details on delivery are also vague, but Redmond says the device should be available by next Christmas.

MORE COMPUTING INTELLIGENCE
IDG.net   IDG.net home page
  What will the future hold for emerging technologies?
  MP3 to go
  Internet on the go with the Palm VII
  Internet anywhere

The MediaMan ($350) is a self-contained handheld that includes a wireless modem. Tranz-Send also will offer the MediaPocket ($250), which connects to the Internet by cell phone, and can receive data from radio and TV broadcast subcarrier frequencies. Both MediaPocket and MediaMan come with a small, clip-on camera for capturing still and motion video.

Broadcasts must be specially compressed and encoded to be broadcast. Viewers tune in by opening a Web address.

"It works like a browser," Redmond says. "In our world, TV channels are URLs. You just need to know how to program HTML and you're broadcasting."


RELATED STORIES:
Wearable PCs offer function, not fashion
December 27, 1999
MP3 for Christmas? Maybe
November 24, 1999
Microsoft partners with Sony, BMG to battle MP3
November 17, 1999
Internet audio on autopilot
November 16, 1999

RELATED IDG.net STORIES:
Broadcast your video on the Web
(PC World Online)
CNN goes mobile
(PC World Online)
Casio brings MP3 player to the wrist
(IDG.net)
Eye-catching things at Macworld Expo
(Macworld)
A millennium of ideas: Computing in 2010
(PC World Online)
Wireless will get useful in 2000
(PC World Online)
Surf on your Palm with OmniSky
(PC World Online)
Instant messages going wireless
(PC World Online)
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.

RELATED SITES:
Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.
 LATEST HEADLINES:
SEARCH CNN.com
Enter keyword(s)   go    help

Back to the top   © 2001 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.