SAN MATEO, California, November 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The world's first family PC on Android set to redefine family computing
MiiPC, the world's first family computer on Android, today announces that the hotly-anticipated device is going out to Early Bird backers following a storm of success on Kickstarter that saw MiiPC smash its goal in the first 24 hours of launch.
MiiPC provides an easy way for parents to set online boundaries for their children and let them have a safe online experience playing games, watching videos or just browsing the web, as you would with any PC but with additional functionality. The device is paired with a mobile app for iOS and Android that gives parents access to these features while on the go; meaning that busy parents can monitor and refine the real-time online activities of their kids whether at work, at a supermarket or on their way home. Parents can also use any major browser to log in to the MiiPC Parental Web Portal to access the same parental control features.
Young Song, Founder of MiiPC, explains: "The idea behind MiiPC came from my experience of being a father - I want my two children to be able to learn and have fun online, but I also need to make sure that they're safe. The Internet opens up all sorts of information and possibilities but it also poses a significant challenge for parents in its addictiveness, and MiiPC helps monitor the time your kids spend on different tasks. We couldn't be more excited about the first batch of MiiPCs finding their new homes, to get parents and kids alike making the most of the online experience."
Parents can even set up multiple user accounts for each of their family members, giving each child access to different apps and games and with different time restrictions. This means that parents can monitor the time each child is spending online as well as their use of apps in real time.
Richard Sah, Chief Product Officer explains: "MiiPC is easy to use from the very start, and we've worked hard to create features that enrich your MiiPC experience. We carefully scrutinize the apps to make sure they are purposeful and child-friendly and have even hand-picked and categorized over 500 web apps and Android applications that are ready to access and download, saving you time browsing through an app store looking for relevant apps. MiiPC provides a flexible solution for parents to set safe boundaries for kids of all different ages with application management, a multi-user interface and remote parental control features, making sure you can monitor their activity while your kids have fun."
MiiPC comes with an HDMI connection and three USB ports, so it can be used with HDMI monitors and most HDTVs - providing a true keyboard and mouse experience. The device runs on top of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) leveraging the ever-growing Android application ecosystem. To complete the desktop computing experience MiiPC comes with pre-bundled Android apps and access to a Web App Center with over 500 web applications which will include productivity, games, entertainment, multimedia and educational selections.
- Processor: Marvell's® award-winning ARMADA® 1500 Family of Processors
- Storage: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC Internal Flash and expandable via SD slot and USB port
- System RAM: 1GB/2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet Port, and Bluetooth (4.0)
- Connect to HDTV or HDMI monitor: HDMI (1080p/720p) output
- I/O: 3 USB 2.0 Ports, Speaker & Microphone Jack & Built-in Microphone
- Free MiiPC Companion Mobile App for iOS and Android, and access to MiiPC Parental Web Portal
- Built-in MiiPC Media Server software, MiiPC Featured Apps Store and MiiPC Web App Center.
*Keyboard, mouse & HDMI cable are sold separately
Apps: Key Features
- MiiPC Featured Apps - 40 personally tested Android Apps that work well with MiiPC
- Pre-bundled App Market Place - ability to download more than 300,000 free Android Apps
- In addition MiiPC works with the Amazon App Store providing access to over 75,000 Android Apps
MiiPC have recently established the MiiPC Forum (http://www.miipcforum.com), which provides a wide range of information and resources so users of all kinds can share and discover MiiPC-related content and features. With users' valuable feedback ZeroDesktop will continue to improve and enhance the functionality of MiiPC, making it better and smarter.
You can pre-order MiiPC worldwide now for $129 at: http://www.miipc.com
Notes to Editor
Press ready screenshots, headshot and MiiPC logos are available here
About MiiPC http://www.miipc.com
MiiPC has been created by a team of developers at ZeroDesktop, Inc, based in Silicon Valley.
ZeroDesktop, Inc. is a leading developer of next generation Cloud Operating System and Cloud Service Brokerage Solutions for Consumers, Telecoms, OEMs, ISVs and Enterprises. The ZeroDesktop Infrastructure aggregates scattered digital content from local storage, network drives and cloud services providing unified access by PCs, tablets and mobile devices.
This is ZeroDesktop's first product that combines hardware and software aimed at the consumer marketplace. ZeroDesktop is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and has employees worldwide with development centers in both Silicon Valley and Europe. Their technologies are licensed to leading Telcoms, OEMs and ISVs in Europe and Asia, which combine their software expertise in Cloud technologies along with their own personal understanding and experience of family struggles with the Internet led them to conceive of MiiPC.
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