Seagate Enables 'DAVE' Technology Page: 1
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Author: PV5150
Source: Seagate Technology

Official Press Release

Official Press Release

Seagate Technology today formally announced the Digital Audio Video Experience (D.A.V.EÔ) technology – the project previously code-named “Crickett” – at the DEMO 07 Conference. Having already created significant buzz in the mobile phone community, the DAVE platform is an enabling technology that delivers 10-20 GB of wireless storage in an accessory smaller than many common slim-line mobile phones. DAVE technology is designed to store, play and share digital files on mobile phones, PCs, and other wireless-enabled devices.

Using Bluetooth or WiFi connections, DAVE is the answer to providing substantial storage capacity without impacting the design or cost of mobile handsets. Built for portability and about the size of a centimeter-thick credit card, the DAVE mobile platform slips conveniently into a shirt pocket, backpack, or purse — anywhere up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) from the phone. In addition, the mobile storage platform is open source, enabling third party software developers to create new applications for the mobile phone utilizing the hard drive’s unmatched capacity and performance. The DAVE technology is offered to telcos and mobile handset OEMs for sale under their respective brand names.


“Mobile telephony is undergoing a multimedia revolution, and the DAVE mobile content platform will provide even more fuel for the growth of new music and video services over mobile networks,” said Patrick King, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate’s consumer electronics business unit. “Products using DAVE technology will enable digital content, whether for business or entertainment use, to be stored, moved, and connected in ways never before possible. Mobile carriers can use this technology for creating value from their investments in high-bandwidth networks, and mobile handset manufacturers have another tool for turning the multimedia phone into the center of the mobile consumer’s digital life.”


DAVE Technology Transforms the Mobile Phone Experience

Using products based on the DAVE storage platform, consumers will now be able to store all of their mobile media on one device for access when, where, and how they want. The DAVE technology lets consumers combine their audio and video files downloaded through mobile networks with entertainment and other content side-loaded from PCs or other devices for a fully customized, personalized mobile experience.

The DAVE reference design is about the size of a centimeter-thick credit card, with dimensions of 3.5 x 4.7 x .47 inches (61 x 89 x 12 mm) and weighing only 2.5 ounces (70 grams). Utilizing Seagate’s revolutionary Storage Management Module power-saving technology unveiled at CES, the rechargeable lithium ion battery3 delivers up to 10 hours of media-streaming performance4 and up to 14 days of standby power.

Built on a set of open API platform accessible to developers using current development tools, the DAVE mobile storage platform offers mobile phone software developers the opportunity to create new applications utilizing the hard drive’s capacity and performance. A DAVE Software Developers Kit, available in March 2007 from Seagate, streamlines the process of building videogames, applications that manage and play multimedia, enhanced GPS systems, and other new software widgets for the mobile lifestyle.

The DAVE mobile storage platform is expected to be available to leading cell phone manufacturers and telco service providers for products in the second calendar quarter of 2007.

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