PC and mobile manufacturer Acer has announced plans to launch AcerCloud, a secure online service that’ll let users share multimedia and data files between PC and smartphones - even when the main PC is in standby or hibernation mode. Acer’s ‘Always Connect’ technology will wake a hibernating PC through WiFi, enabling media to be retrieved via a mobile device.
The service will be included free on all new Acer consumer PCs from the second quarter of this year, with initial support for Android mobile devices and plans to add support for Windows Phone handsets.
For example, photos taken on a smartphone will be available on the customer’s main PC without any need to transfer pictures manually. Similarly, a video purchased on the PC can be made available on a user’s tablet or smartphone.
Jim Wong, president of Acer Inc, said “AcerCloud not only provides the simplicity and efficiency when accessing and sharing data, but it’s also free with a new Acer PC and gives our users peace-of-mind, knowing that their data is safely transferred in a personal cloud space.”