HP Updates WHS Line with MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 Server Models

HP MediaSmart Server on Desk PhotoIt looks like HP thought it was time for a MediaSmart Server refresh. The company is introducing two new models that appear basically the same on the surface, but with some key differences. The $549 EX490 is a 1TB server powered by an Intel Celeron 450 2.2Ghz processor, while the $699 EX495 is 1.5TB server [...]

TwonkyMedia WHS Add-In Released

TwonkyMedia WHS Add-In ScreenshotGood news for DIY Windows Home Server builders and consumers who've purchased WHS systems. We Got Served is reporting that TwonkyMedia has finally released a WHS Add-In [v5.1] of their server product that anyone can purchase and install for $29.95. Note: If you own an HP MediaSmart or a Fujitsu-Siemens SCALEO, your system already has [...]

KeepVault Online Backup for Windows Home Server

Proxure KeepVault WHS Screenshot - Image credit: The Home Server ShowWith more and more people creating and storing digital media and data, it's become vitally important to store your content in a secure location; for some that may be on network-attached storage server at home, while for others it may be with an online hosting services. A company called Proxure asks: Why not both? If [...]

My Movies for Windows Home Server Coming Soon

My Movies WHS Disc Copier ScreenshotIan Dixon at TheDigitalLifeStyle.com teased readers over the weekend by posting screenshots of the unannounced My Movies add-in for Windows Home Server (My Movies was originally designed for Windows MCE 2005 and now works with Vista). As of right now the add-in is not presently available, but we're learning that it will include a [...]

Home Media Data Center Project: VMC + WHS Combined

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CIie1ZISMo] If you're the DIY type who likes to build their own HTPC and home media server, you might be interested in what James has created. Basically, he's combined Windows Vista Media Center and Windows Home Server systems inside one PC enclosure powered by two separate Micro-ATX motherboards. In his setup, James also stashed in an [...]

HAI Now Shipping WL3 for Windows Home Server

HAI WL3 Mobile InterfaceHAI (Home Automation, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, has announced it is now shipping a new software product called WL3 for Windows® Home Server (HAI Part Number 1112). WL3 is an Add-in for a Windows® Home Server that allows you to monitor and control your HAI Home [...]

HP MediaSmart Server Demo at HP’s SmartHome

[blip.tv ?posts_id=1069227&dest=-1] [View on Blip.tv, YouTube, or Download] And here's the last video in the HP SmartHome series. Brian Burch, director of marketing for HP’s connected entertainment division, showcases for us the brain of the SmartHome and provides a quick walkthrough of the company's MediaSmart Server based on Windows Home Server. He also chats about some of [...]

TV Manager Windows Home Server Add-In Impresses

TV Manager for WHSIn a nutshell, TV Manager takes recordings made in Vista Media Center or MCE 2005, copies them to WHS for storage, deletes the original files from the PC, and allows PC users to playback the recordings from WHS on any video player that supports DVR-MS. Additionally, TV Manager enables users to watch their recordings in [...]