Sony Corporation announced today the licensing start of “LocationFree” software to Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd.
Kaga Electronics will be developing “LocationFree” software for Mac OS X(R) products by Apple Computer, Inc., and by connecting them with Sony’s “LocationFree Base Station” [LF-PK1], customers will be able to enjoy “LocationFree” with mobile products on Mac OS X(R).
“LocationFree” can transmit content to PCs, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) or a dedicated LCD monitor, after connecting the “LocationFree Base Station” to a TV antenna and/or DVD recorder. “LocationFree” proposes a new way to enjoy TV such as watching TV programs or video content via a wireless connection at home or even outside the home through an internet connection. Customers will be able to enjoy “LocationFree” with Windows Mobile and cellular phones as well as Mac OS X(R) products.
As telecommunications infrastructure advances, Sony will increase licensing of “LocationFree” software in order to expand the number of compatible products. This will create a life style where TV and video content can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading personal broadband entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $67 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.