Orb is a easy way to listen to your music files and watch the video files on your home pc remotely across the internet. Very useful if you travel allot and want to take your media library with you without taking up the hard drive space on your laptop or netbook. To help explain further below is an excerpt from Orb Networks FAQ located at http://www.orb.com/pdfs/press_kit/OrbFAQ.pdf
What is MyCasting™?
Orb MyCasting is a free service from Orb Networks that makes it easy for consumers to remotely view and share their live and recorded home and Internet TV, music, videos, photos, podcasts and other digital media stored on their PC, from any Internet-connected device, be it a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. MyCasting is the opposite of broadcasting, allowing you to stream your digital media when (time), where (place), and how (device) you want it.
What’s unique about Orb?
Orb Networks is the first company to offer a single solution for enjoying virtually all of your digital media remotely, using the devices you already own. There is no need to choose which technology path to go down to access your media remotely; other options are cumbersome and require an additional investment in yet another “cool” technology. Orb is free and begins with one easy download: there is no hardware or software required, and no additional time needed to catalog and categorize your digital media. You get instant access to the digital media that’s already on your PC. Just download Orb and start MyCasting.
That’s all for now
- Orb Networks System Streams iTunes and Pandora to Any Home Stereo (thetechscoop.net)
- Orb Networks Introduces MP-1 Orb Music Player (pcworld.com)
- Orb’s Streaming Music Puck Shoots, But Will It Score? (nytimes.com)
- Orb’s Streaming Music Puck Shoots, But Will it Score? (gigaom.com)
- Orb Networks introduces MP-1 Orb Music Player (macworld.com)
- Orb MP-1 streams audio using iPhone as remote (news.cnet.com)
- Orb MP-1 music player pulls Sonos-like tricks for way less than a Benjamin (engadget.com)
- Orb MP-1 $69 WiFi media streamer takes on Sonos (slashgear.com)
- Tech Talk Podcast: Cookies and Orb (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)