The WMA100 is one of a new breed of devices designed to help consumers mange their media libraries and packs a lot of features into a box the size of a typical home network router. It connects to the home network either via a 10/100 Ethernet or 802.11b/g wireless connection (the latter of which supports both 64 / 128 bit WEP encryption as well as WPA). Once on the network, the WMA100 is designed to locate all of your movies, pictures and music and stream them to your TV or stereo.
Output connections are included for a wide array of formats including component, composite, DVI, VGA (with included DVI / VGA converter), and S-video video outputs and digital and analog audio. (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Rear of WMA100
As far as types of media supported, the WMA100 is designed to handle MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 for video, JPG, GIF and PNG for still pictures, and MP3, AAC, and WMA for audio. In addition, the device comes with support for a set of Internet Radio stations.