Sony Europe has revealed plans to bring networking technology to the consumer mass market.
The latest Sony initiative includes developments across the electronics giant's current consumer product portfolios.
The company said it would add a mixture of 802.11b wireless local area network and broadband internet access functionality to its Wega televisions, PlayStation range, mobile devices and Vaio PCs.
"By designing products that are network-ready, easy to operate and fun to use, we are making personal communication networking accessible and enjoyable for everyone," said Sony Europe president, Mike Tsurumi, in a statement.
"In this new age of wide bandwidth and fast data transfer, the television will be the centre of home entertainment."
Tsurumi pointed to the increasing adoption of high-speed broadband and wireless connections in Europe.
"Our strategy of connectivity fits well with the change in infrastructure in Europe from narrowband to broadband, including the wireless hotspots which are already gaining popularity," he said.
In a parallel announcement Sony also showed off a line-up of DVD recorders that are compatible with multiple DVD-Video recording formats, and a 1GB memory stick.
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