Australian company Torian has developed a portable Internet radio technology called iRoamer. To demonstrate the technology, Torian has developed a portable wireless Internet radio based on it. the Infusion is a compact product that connects to the Internet via wireless LAN. It includes features such as Internet radio, timer recording, MP3 player, FM receiver, news / sport / weather ticker-tape banner, and more. The prototype will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show 2005 (CES).
“Most people don’t want to be tied down to their PC, just to listen to Internet radio. They want to be able to take it with them, in the car, on holidays, at the park, at university; wherever they want to go. iRoamer gives them the freedom and flexibility to tune in to the world.” said Mr Parthimos. “People can now take their favourite radio stations with them wherever they go. Whether they are sitting in a café in Paris, or dining out in New York, the Infusion brings their home town radio with them. It’s a perfect companion for travellers or people on the go.” said Mr Parthimos.
Torian aims to licence iRoamer Technology to manufacturers of existing products such as home theatre/stereo systems, portable radios, high-capacity MP3 Players, stereo amplifiers, car radios, mobile phones, televisions and DVD players.