Acer’s next RevoCenter – WHS 2011 based Home Media Storage and Sharing
Acer is set to launch the latest versions of its RevoCenter in the coming weeks. Based on the popular Windows Home Server 2011 Operating System, these compact devices also pack an incredible amount of power in them. They come with a good processor and a lot of space on the hard disk. This will enable you to compile and consolidate all your digital media in one place. With the new RevoCenter, you can store your movies, photos, videos, music and much more. The device is one of the highly anticipated home streaming media servers to hit the market in the recent months.
In April this year, Acer released the first version of the RevoCenter, designed to work with Windows Home Server 2011. The latest product will also run on WHS 2011 (previously known as WHS Vail) which is an operating system developed by Microsoft for home servers. It is the next generation of the operating system Windows Home Server for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO).
Released in April this year, the WHS 2011 is a key operating system that has been integrated into devices. It has been built on the code base Windows Server 2008 R2. The code base is one of the best in use in the home server category. The operating system is capable of supporting only x86-64 hardware and is capable of handling a maximum of 4GB SDRAM. This is an upgrade from the first generation of the device, which came with just 2GB.
The RevoCenter is a great option for those who want a server and operating system combination that can offer good productivity and solutions for children’s education and family entertainment. One of the best aspects about the RevoCenter is that it enables you to organize all your data in one place. Also, you can access the stored data from anywhere. Most importantly, you will be able to restore the data easily with the sever. This is a handy tool, especially for those who save large amounts of home media in one place. These are just a few of the aspects that make the new RevoCenter a good home media library.
Acer has equipped the devices with the best processors – Intel Atom D425 processor for RC110 and D525 processor for RC111. The network client operating system options provided for both are Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The hardware of the RC110/111 is quite strong and durable. The devices have gun metal doors which conceal 4 drive bays.
These are for the USB 3.0 ports (2), USB 2.0 ports (2), Ethernet port (1) and eSATA port (1) located to the back of the RevoCenter. At the front is a USB 2.0 port. The devices have been provided with a gigabit Ethernet port which can provide good network connectivity. The 7.87 inch wide, 7.09 inch long, 8.35 inch tall device comes at a reasonable weight of 4.5 kg, sans HDD. If you opt for HDD, the device will come at a weightier 5.1 kg.
It is good to see that products built for today’s Connected Home are still being produced based on the solid Windows Home Server 2011 operating system. We here at Home System Integration predict that WHS 2011 still has a lot of life in it and is still one of the best streaming media / media storage / and backup solutions for your home!