The Shifra Smart Homes Media Center is a state of the art entertainment platform that is focused on user experience and content representation on the TV.
Connected to each TV in the home, this system will allow for detailed visual representation of the in-home multimedia content including Movies, TV Series, Home Videos, Music, and Pictures.
The Shifra Smart Homes Media Center highly differs from the conventional consumer media center through its unique features and superb visual representation of content; the following sections explore each of its feature categories.
Once a movie is downloaded onto the system, all visual content and data is automatically downloaded from a central database, this includes:
Once a TV show and its episodes are downloaded unto the system, all visual content and data is automatically downloaded from a central database, this includes:
The Apple iOS application the fastest, easiest and most impressive way to keep track of the movie collection. Viewing and browsing is incredibly easy through the capability to sort and filter according to any criteria from the existing content. Once a movie is chosen, the application will automatically order the Media Center to play the content on the TV and the iPad/iPhone/iPod transforms into a touch remote!
Can be remotely controlled from any of the following devices:
The Media Center runs on a Windows 7 operating system, and thus has the capability to run any 3rd party application in the background. The most popular application installed by Shifra Smart Homes is Skype, which allows friends and family to interact with the home owner through a video conference which they are sitting on their couch and enjoying their Media Center experience.
Note that a Skype upgrade will be required and a high definition web camera is required with a wide angle view and long range in order to allow for video conferencing from a distance in a living room. Shifra Smart Homes, recommends the Logitech C910 HD Camera.