Smitten differs from traditional media centres in three major ways. It contains no media playback at all, which makes it very small (and suitable for porting to embedded systems) and quick to initialize. It targets a TV display and interface, which means there's less information on any particular screen, and a much simpler control interface consisting of left, right, up, down, and select. No mouse is required. It is also highly skinnable, and cross-platform to most systems. Essentially, it provides an easy-to-use menu system that allows the user to navigate a hierarchy of files, and view them using an (external) tool.
SlimServer on DiskStation is an add-on package to the Synology DiskStation family of PowerPC and ARM9 based NAS devices providing the environment to run SlimDevice's SlimServer on it. It integrates into the DS administrative Web interface and comes with various user-friendly tools and scripts to maintain the installation. It supports all currently official features of Slimserver, such as Asian character display and on-the-fly transcoding of various music file formats. Popular third party plugins are supported as well.