Sony’s PS3-based DVR technology Torne proved a massive hit in Japan when it launched in 2010. Now the platform holder is aiming to level-up its domestic entertainment support with Nasne, a network recorder and media storage device that features a built-in tuner and 500GB hard-drive disc.
The biggest difference between Nasne and Torne is that the former is a standalone device. Once connected to a home network, the hub will be able to distribute content to various Sony devices, including the PS3, Vita, Vaio and Xperia. The device will be capable of streaming two different signals simultaneously, in addition to recording a third.
Nasne also includes support for Sonet Entertainment's G Guide programming guide, allowing users to schedule recording plans remotely using a Vita or smartphone.
Each of the compatible devices will require specific software to operate. On PS3, this is simply the most recent version of the Torne viewing app. On Vita, a new application called "Torne for Vita" will be made available.
Nasne is set to release in Japan on 19th July for ¥16,980. The existing Torne recorder will continue to exist alongside its upgrade.