Coming to cable companies soon, Pace’s DVR system allows six simultaneous recordings, but that’s not the best part.
Pace, maker of various set-top boxes and TV technologies, has announced a new product that they hope will revolutionize the home experience. The new Home Content Sharing (HCS) solution from Pace allows users to stream recorded television to any set-top in their home. The ‘what’ sounds great, but the ‘how’ gets a bit complicated and acronym filled.
Pace’s HCS utilizes a central Network Attached Storage (NAS) device which stores recorded shows. Any Set-top box on the network can set record times, and up to six shows can be recorded at once. Even more impressive, up to nine streams can be watched at once. The NAS will come in a variety of sizes and a variety of prices, but will also feature e-SATA expandability.
The NAS features MoCA 1.1 certification, which means that it is capable of sending signals through coaxial cable that would normally be sent through a wired or wireless network. The MoCA standard is capable of sending data at 175Mbps, much faster than normal. The downside is that while you’ll certainly be able to connect a PC or storage device of your own, you’ll need an adapter to send the signal at the same speed.
The Pace HCS option has been picked up by a variety of cable providers including Mediacom, Sunflower Broadband, Buckeye Cablevision, and all service providers belonging to the National Cable Television Cooperative.