updated 07:15 pm EST, Tue November 6, 2007
LaCie and PVConnect
LaCie has announced that it is including PVConnect Media Server with its Ethernet Disk mini lineup of hard drives, enabling users to stream multimedia content from the drives to a DLNA-certified device, and ensuring compatibility with the new 1.5 DLNA standard. PVConnect is developed by Packet Video, and has just recently met the requirements set out by the Digital Living Network Alliance. The software allows users to just simply connect the drive to a network, and the drive will share content with certified devices, as well as select non-certified devices, such as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The drives start at $180.
As previously mentioned, PVConnect will ship with all of LaCie's Ethernet Disk mini products: the 320GB Mini ($180), 500GB Home Edition ($200), 500GB Mini ($210) and the 750GB Mini (pricing not available).