At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netgear, a multinational computer network company headquartered in San Jose, California, demonstrated its Meural digital art photo frame. According to the announcement, Netgear has added non-fungible token (NFT) technical support, and the Metamask Web3 wallet will be able to synchronize with the product.
Netgear adds NFT support to Meural’s digital art platform
Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are very popular, and this trend does not seem to disappear anytime soon. For example, Four NFT sets It now has a multi-billion dollar market valuation, including projects such as Axie Infinity, Cryptopunks, Artblocks and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).In addition, a single NFT has Sold millions From artists such as Beeple, Pak and Xcopy. Netgear, a multinational computer network company established in 1996, has noticed the NFT trend, and the company’s Meural digital art framework will support this technology.
After the announcement at CES, Poppy Simpson, head of product and content at Netgear Meural, Tell Venturebeat.com, NFT owners will be able to connect their Metamask wallet to Meural. Netgear acquired Meural in 2018, and it sells 13.5 x 7.5 inch monitors, as well as 16 x 24 inch and 19 x 29 inch digital photo frames. Simpson further explained to Venturebeat.com that NFT support is applicable to devices such as Meural.
“It is doing what Meural has always wanted to do, which is to promote communication and community around visual culture,” Simpson said in an interview. “This new feature is especially aimed at those who buy frames to show their personal memories.”
Samsung promotes competition through NFT TV, and Netgear’s previous cooperation with Async Art hints at Meural NFT support
Netgear’s entry into the NFT industry is related to NFT recently announcement From Samsung Electronics. On Monday, Samsung launched the world’s first TV-based NFT platform, which will allow NFT owners to showcase their digital art through their smart TVs. The company explained to the media: “As the demand for NFTs continues to increase, the demand for solutions to today’s fragmented viewing and buying landscape has never been stronger.” Since 2020, Samsung has also been manufacturing the “The Frame” hybrid digital photo frame.
Currently, Netgear’s Meural NFT support is in the testing phase. according to To The Verge reporter Alice Newcome-Beill. Netgear further elaborated that the beta NFT service and integration with the Metamask wallet “will begin in January.” The recent announcement detailing that Meural will support NFT is not Netgear’s first foray into the NFT industry. In July, Netgear disclose Work with Async Art to “add dynamic, programmable NFTs to the Meural library”.
“From the very beginning, the Meural platform has been building solutions for digital art, artists, photographers and collectors,” Simpson said in a statement about the Async Art partnership. “In a world where the Meural display and content platform is the undisputed leader, NFT is the latest innovation, and this exciting partnership with Async is another step towards advancing a new era of art appreciation.”
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