One of the popular storage solutions concern, Seagate has recently launches two new products in the Indian market. The new range of products include Seagate Wireless Plus and Seagate Central, provides the next generation storage solutions into the hands of end-users. While Seagate Wireless Plus is designed to be used as a wireless media streamer, the all new Seagate Central is a storage hub that can be used over a network.
Starting with Seagate Wireless Plus, the device is the new version of the earlier launched Seagate GoFlex Satellite. The Wireless Plus is a portable device which allow users to stream media contents over a Wi-Fi network. Seagate has used the DLNA support for the Wireless Plus, through DLNA support, users can wirelessly upload the media contents or any other files on to the Wireless Plus from any compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac.
Seagate has also added the support for the Wireless Plus in their apps for multiple platforms including Android, iOS and Kindle Fire HD. The new range of Samsung Smart TVs will also have the new Seagate app for streaming contents wirelessly from the Wireless Plus.
Comparing with the earlier Seagate GoFlex Satellite, the Wireless Plus has improved battery life with 10 hours of streaming video. Seagate has also improved the wireless range of the Wireless Plus, when comparing to the GoFlex Satellite, the device has 80 metres of range, as per the company claim. The Wireless Plus also comes with a larger storage of 1TB, on the contrary, the earlier GoFlex Satellite had 500GB storage.
On launching Seagate Wireless Plus, Futoshi Niizuma, Executive Director of Sales for Japan, South Asia, ASEAN and ANZ said;
“Seagate developed the concept of wireless storage to consumers with the freedom to enjoy their documents, movies, photos and music anywhere in the world, especially when they can’t connect to the Internet. Seagate Wireless Plus builds on the success of our first-generation product and takes it even further.”
Seagate Wireless Plus is available at all the retail stores in the country with the price tag of Rs.16,000, excluding taxes.
Coming towards Seagate Central, the device come in the wide variety of storage options including 2TB, 3TB and 4TB storage. The device connects with any internet router via Ethernet port or using the USB port to provide storage access. Seagate Central also come with media streaming capabilities, as the Seagate Wireless Plus.
In addition to storage and wireless streaming capabilities, Seagate Central allow continuous backup of all PCs and Macs which are connected to the network via Seagate software, automatically. The Central device also backup photos from multiple Facebook accounts to the internal storage seamlessly.
Seagate Central also supports all the apps designed for the Seagate Wireless Plus and also provide support for uploading of contents from any compatible mobile device. Additionally, users can also access the data stored in Seagate Central through any web browser using the particular password-protected remote access service designed by Seagate itself.
Seagate Central will reach to the Indian market, anytime between March and April, the 2TB version is priced at Rs.10,500 while the 4TB version will cost Rs.17,700.