Manufactured: 2001 - 2005
Designer: David Lewis
As the boundaries between life and work blur, the computer is becoming more than just an information tool - it's also a growing source of entertainment.
While others focus on bits, bytes and software updates B&O concentrates on possibilities. For Bang & Olufsen the challenge is about creating a link between the real and virtual world to give you options you never until now thought possible. Digital music stored on the computer can now be accessed throughout the home via Bang & Olufsen's Beolink® system.
Combining Bang & Olufsen's logical principles of operation and the successful BeoPlayer concept - Bang & Olufsen's free MP3 player - Beolink® PC2 allows customers to extend the potential of their PC and receive additional enjoyment out of their Beolink® system. Twenty years of experience within distribution of sound and picture makes this integration between these two worlds possible.
It works like this: BeoPlayer has organised all your music on the PC in different categories such as artist, genre, album, etc. This means that you can access your entire collection of music just press N.MUSIC on the Beo4 remote control and the music starts playing through the loudspeakers in the room where you are placed.
You are able to record all you CD’s to your PC also with the Beolink® PC2, which means that you can have your entire music library stored the same place, but be able to access it from anywhere around the house.
If you want to improve the sound performance of your Internet music in the room where your computer is placed, a pair of BeoLab 4000 active speakers combined with Beolink® PC2 will turn your computer into an excellent music system. Furthermore, if you want to be able to remote control your Internet music, just add a Bang & Olufsen Beo4 remote control and an IR-receiver to your setup.
Whereas the music found on the computer may be distributed throughout the home, all other sources in your Beolink® system (Radio, TV, Satellite, DVD, VHS, etc.) can be accessed and operated via the on-screen Beolink® PC 2 control bar in the home office.*)
To show video sources on your PC, you must have a Beolink compatible tuner card in your PC. For the moment, the following cards are compatible (Please check back on this site for latest updates on compatible tuner/graphic cards):
Beolink PC2 (From software version 3.10)
ATI All In Wonder 9000 and 8500, USA
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO 128MB DDR
Hercules or Sapphire All In Wonder 9000 and 8500, EU
Hauppauge WinTV PCI-FM Model 747 (Pal B/G/I)
Hauppauge WinTV PCI-FM Model 628 (SECAM)
Hauppauge WinTV PCI-FM Model 401 (NTSC)
Hauppauge WinTV PCI-FM Model 647 (Pal I) UK
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON Type: AGP Memory: 32MB DDR RAM
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON Type: PCI Memory: 32MB DDR RAM
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER® 128 PRO Type: AGP Memory: 32MB RAM
BeoLink PC2 was renamed BeoPort from November 2005.
BeoLink PC2 Product Specifications
EU 1670 230V (2001)
DK 1671 230V (2001)
GB 1672 230V (2001)
USA/CDN 1673 120V (2001)
J 1674 100V (2002)
AUS 1675 240V (2001)
CH 1678 240V (2001)
I 1679 230V (2001)
Minimum requirements to the connected PC:
Operating system: Microsoft Windows® 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Processor: Pentium - class PC >233 MHz
RAM: > 64 MB
Hard disc: > 50 MB free
Display resolution: min. 800 x 600 16-bit colour
Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER® 128 PRO Type: AGP Memory: 32MB RAM (tuner/graphic)
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON Type: AGP Memory: 32MB DDR RAM (tuner/graphic)
ATI TV Wonder (tuner)
Connections: USB port
Sound in Mini jack
Headphone: mini jack
Dimensions W x H x D: 234mm x 123mm x 48mm
Power Consumption: typical 3,2 W / stand-by 1,6 W
Link compatibility: MasterLink
Optional features/modules: Link eye 808703
Created: 13th February 2007
Modified: 14th February 2007