Samsung introduces its Central Station at CES 2011

One of the difficulties with going to CES is trying to figure out what the big companies are doing. Big corporations like Pansonic and LG have huge booths and many products to unveil, as does Samsung.

We already knew that Samsung was going to unveil their 950 LED TV Series and BD-D7500, and they will also unveil their Central Station. When I heard they were doing this “Central Station”, I assumed that they were talking about another display. That was where the spokesman was pointing.

As it turns out, the Central Station is a monitor and hub that can wirelessly connect your laptop to all your desktop devices. So instead of connecting all your stuff to your computer, you just connect them all to the Central station monitor/hub. Then you connect the wireless dongle to your laptop, which has a small but adequate 3.2 foot range.

I don’t have a price or projected release date, but I have some figures after the jump.

* Available in wired and wireless configurations
* Wired Consumer: (23-inch: C23A550U; 27-inch: C27A550U)
* Wireless Consumer: (23-inch: C23A750U; 27-inch: C27A750U)
* Wireless Professional: (23-inch: C23A650U; 27-inch: C27A650U)
* Requires notebook with USB 2.0 for hub connectivity
* Notebook must support USB 3.0 to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds on connected peripherals
* Full HD 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution
* Response Time: 2 ms
* MEGA dynamic contrast ratio: Static 1,000:1
* 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0
* Audio output jack
* Ethernet input