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Princeton's iTunes/DLNA NAS media server: bring your own disk


As the iPod continues its portable media juggernaut unabated (for now), we're starting to see more and more devices touting an iTunes server feature in their specs. Now Princeton joins the party with their PEC-NAV NAS server. Unlike Buffalo's LinkStation NAS with iTunes, Princeton's offering comes diskless, so you can throw any ol' 3.5-inch Parallel ATA disk into the chassis to serve your media down its 10/100Mbps Ethernet pipe. Sorry, no support for DRM'd files purchased from the iTunes store, this iTunes media server only streams MP3, M4A, MP4 audio formats stored on its disk back to your PC or Mac. It also features a couple of USB 2.0 ports to increase disk capacity and for attaching a remote printer (Windows only). And just in case you haven't yet bitten on Apple's iPod ecosystem, Princeton bundles support for DLNA media streaming and even includes DigiOn's (likely the device's OEM) DiXiM client software in the kit. On sale in Japan starting mid-January for about ¥18,800 or $161.

[Via Impress]

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