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Dell Cast Adapter Hits The FCC (Updated: Dell Cast $80 Stick Launches)

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    Dell Cast Adapter hits the FCC - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - September 8, 2014

    -- Dell may be planning to launch a wireless display adapter called the Dell Cast Adapter. It showed up at the FCC this week, and while details are scarce, the label drawing makes it look like the adapter is a stick that you plug into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.

    You’ll probably be able to use the adapter to stream content from a tablet, notebook, or other device to your TV.

    But it may also be a device that lets run apps on a TV, turning a standard display into a sort of Smart TV.

    According to a recent WiFi certification document, the Dell Cast Adapter supports dual-band WiFi and runs Google Android 4.4 KitKat. The FCC listing also mentions support for Bluetooth.

    While it’s tempting to think the Dell Cast Adapter will be Dell’s answer to the Google Chromecast, it’s more likely that this could be a consumer-friendly version of the Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, a $129 enterprise-friendly stick that you can connect to a display to run Android apps or login to a remote computer so you can kind of turn any screen into a Windows PC.

    Or maybe it’s something else. The FCC and WiFi documents don’t really give a lot away.

    The Dell Cast Adapter appears to be manufactured by Audix, a company based in Shenzhen, China.
     
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    Dell Cast is an $80 stick for streaming Android apps to a TV - Liliputing (click for full article)

    09/09/2014 at 12:56 PM by Brad Linder

    -- Dell is now offering a device that you can plug into a TV to stream content from one of Dell’s Android tablets to a TV. It’s called Dell Cast, and it’s now available for $80.

    While that makes Dell Cast a little more than twice the price of a Google Chromecast, it can also do things a Chromecast cannot.

    That’s because Dell Cast features both WiFi and Bluetooth, allowing you to connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

    The idea is that you can plug the Dell Cast stick right into the HDMI port of your TV and hook up a power source with a micro USB cable and then use the Dell Cast app on one of Dell’s tablets to stream videos to a TV. But that’s just the entertainment mode.

    You can also use a productivity mode that gives you a custom, desktop-style home screen and access to all of the apps on your phone. This lets you run office software, surf the web, or perform other actions as if you were using a desktop computer and not just a tablet or TV. All the apps are still running from your tablet though.

    At this point the Dell Cast is only designed to work with select Dell Venue and Venue tablets running Google Android software. Dell is rolling out software updates to those tablets to support the Dell Cast.

    CITEworld reports Dell may also eventually add support for its Windows tablets.

    The Dell Cast passed through the FCC earlier this week.
     

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