July 2010

The HDBaseT Alliance is a group of companies including Samsung, Sony, LG, and Valens Semiconductor who have joined forces to develop a solution for delivering high-definition video, audio, ethernet, and high power over standard Cat5e/Cat6 cables. The Alliance has recently announced that the HDBaseT 1.0 specification has been finalized, which means we should see devices […]

When HP released the Data Vault X310 it was for North America only, and customers around the rest of the world were feeling left out. HP has remedied that by recently releasing to Europe the X311 which is identical to the X310 we have here in the US. You can read my review of the […]

For some time now I have had on my to do list looking at how to expand the wireless network in my house. My wireless router (Linksys WRT610N) is located in a corner of the basement of my house where my cable modem is. On the first floor of my house I can get the […]

I’m very pleased to announce that today I received notification from Microsoft that I have been presented with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Windows Home Server for the second year running. However, it gives me greater pleasure to announce that MediaSmartServer.net now have a third MVP on the team as Damian (dbone1026) […]