MSI Introduces MultiConnect Panel And Voice Genie

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News Posted: Wed, Dec 28 2011 11:54 AM

MSI announced a new front control panel known as the MultiConnect Panel as well as the "world's first" voice command technology with system boot control in the form of the Voice Genie. MSI's MultiConnect Panel offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless as well as an OC Genie button that will enable MSI mainboard users to increase system performance with the push of a button. The MultiConnect Panel also features a Super Charger that provides three times higher voltage than conventional USB ports so you'll be able to quickly charge your smartphone, tablet, and other gadgets via a MSI X79 mainboard.

MSI's Voice Genie is a voice control system that lets users enable and disable OC Genie, open a web browser, wake up the system, and put the system to sleep using spoken commands. This functionality is compatible with all MSI X79 Series mainboards. Voice Genie also supports up to eight customized voice commands.

MSI announces MultiConnect Panel and Voice Genie: Complete X79 series, Wi-Fi 801.11N and Bluetooth 3.0 support, as well as the world's first voice command technology with system boot control

(Taipei-Taiwan) Internationally renowned mainboard and graphic card manufacturer MSI announces today two new exclusive products: MultiConnect Panel and Voice Genie. With support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless transfer, MSI's MultiConnect Panel provides an OC Genie button for MSI mainboard users to instantly increase system performance with a simple push of a button! The MSI-exclusive Super Charger on the MultiConnect Panel also allows users to quickly charge their smart-phones, tablet PCs, wireless keyboards, and wireless mice via any MSI X79 mainboard. MSI's groundbreaking Voice Genie is the world's first voice control technology with system startup support without the need for keyboard or mouse operation! Aside from turning on and off the system, users can even enable and disable OC Genie, open a web browser, wake up the system, and set the system to sleep mode all via voice command! Full compatibility with all MSI X79 Series mainboards helps bring added value to the MSI computing experience with MultiConnect Panel and Voice Genie.

MultiConnect Panel with built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB

The MultiConnect Panel is equipped with a high-speed Bluetooth 3.0 module for quick connection via smart-phones and tablets, and synchronization with notebooks. The Wi-Fi feature on the panel supports the latest 802.11n protocol with a transfer baud rate of up to 150Mbps, equipping desktop systems with true wireless networking capability. The OC Genie button on the panel allows users to boost system performance with the MSI-exclusive OC Genie technology with one simple push. The USB ports connecting with the Super Charger on the mainboard supply power with voltage 3 times higher than conventional USB ports, allowing users to quickly charge their smart-phones or tablets. The MultiConnect Panel has a standard 5.25" bezel design to fit in any 5.25" bay on a computer case, making it truly friendly and handy to use.

Voice Genie: The world's first voice control system with system startup control

MSI has been devoted to providing consumers with more intelligent technology for human-machine interaction. Voice Genie, a convenient-to-use voice control system, is the world's first voice control system with system startup control. Users can command the system to power on/off, open the browser, run MSI's exclusive Control Center, set the system to sleep mode, wake up the system, and run other functions via voice control. In addition, Voice Genie comes equipped with two sets of voice recognition and supports up to 8 customized voice commands. With Voice Genie, users can enjoy additional convenience in lieu of the keyboard and mouse for some of the most common PC operations.

Mainboards Supporting Voice Genie

Chipset

Mainboard Model Number

X79

 All MSI X79 series products

Z68 

 Z68A-GD80 (B3)/(G3)

 Z68A-GD65 (B3)/(G3)

 Z68A-GD55 (B3)/(G3)

Z68A-GD45 (B3)/(G3) 

 P67

 MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)

***Supported models will be updated continuously.

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RTietjens replied on Wed, Dec 28 2011 2:10 PM

Tripling the voltage on a USB port is insanely stupid. I can see a lot of lawsuits coming from people whose smartphones caught fire after trying to charge them this way.

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I'm pretty sure MSI will take that into consideration and will have safe-guard features that will lower the voltage. besides, if i'm not mistaken, its a 5 volt line.

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Inspector replied on Wed, Dec 28 2011 10:26 PM

RTiethens, that feature has been out for like years(iCharger), nothing poping up yet.

I would love to have a voice activated build :D, just don't say the wrong thing at the wrong time :P

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Androidor replied on Thu, Dec 29 2011 2:52 AM

"The USB ports connecting with the Super Charger on the mainboard supply power with voltage 3 times higher than conventional USB ports"

I'm pretty sure that the voltage will be the same (5VDC) but the current up to 03 times the standard value (1A to 3A) and the device itself (load) is the factor that will determinate the current output.

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realneil replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 11:28 AM

Is this anything like the rapid charger that's on my ASRock mainboards?

They'll charge devices even when the PC is powered off too.

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