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Samsung unveils Central Station

January 13, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Central Station which connects all elements of the IT workspace, including notebook PC, display, peripherals, network, and AV, providing users with a simple and convenient way to increase productivity.

“The Samsung Central Station answers a real need for consumers and business professionals looking to simplify their IT environment so they can move easily from a mobile to desktop setting,” says Bennie Budler, Product Manager for IT at Samsung Electronics SA. “It enables users to effortlessly connect or disconnect their notebook PC to a wide range of peripheral devices without the inconvenience of having to constantly plug and unplug every time they do so.”

Designed with both the professional and the consumer in mind, Central Station is ideal for corporate offices, home offices and personal users. Power users, such as mobile professionals or connected families, will benefit from the Central Station’s auto wireless detection that finds a laptop equipped with the included wireless USB dongle once it is moved within a 1 meter radius. No cords need to be touched; no settings need to be changed.

The Central Station also functions as a second display alongside a connected laptop, freeing users from the constraints of a single, smaller screen. This offers the convenience and portability of a laptop with the bigger workspace of a traditional desktop. In addition, the Central Station’s auto configuration function lets users quickly and easily set up the screen with optimal resolution and screen settings. Additionally, the USB ports can charge mobile devices for added convenience and utility.

Featuring two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 connections for connecting peripherals, the Central Station boasts fast, versatile data transfer and device communication. Central Station also includes an HDMI input, enabling users to connect Blu-ray players, set top boxes, or gaming devices to realise the full potential of Central Station’s 1080p LED backlit display. In addition, users also have the ability to hook up external speakers to better enjoy sound from their connected Blu-ray player or laptop.

All four Central Station consumer models sport an elegant dual hinge base, making them height adjustable and simplifying the silhouette into a minimalist desktop display. Two additional professional models both feature a more traditional, fully height-adjustable stand in place of the dual-hinge, perfect for corporate office use.

Championing the signature styling of Samsung display products, the Central Station is available with either a crystal or metallic finish and features Touch of Color construction, which injects a hint of color naturally blended into the bezel.

“Central Station is designed to reduce companies’ long-term equipment costs. By eliminating the need to purchase device-specific docking stations, a single Central Station will last through multiple generations of PCs,” concludes Budler.

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