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Archive for October, 2000

Device profile: empeg car audio player

October 24, 2000

This article by LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum provides a profile of the embedded Linux based empeg car audio player, including what it does and what's inside — from both a hardware and software perspective. The article also discusses empeg's efforts to mobilize a collaborative open source user community around the highly programmable product. (more…)

Device profile: FrontPath wireless webpad

October 24, 2000

This article by LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum provides a profile of the embedded Linux based frontpath ProGear wireless webpad, including what it does and what's inside — from both a hardware and software perspective. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

Device Profile: Ericsson Cordless Screen Phone

October 24, 2000

This article by LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum provides a profile of the embedded Linux based Ericsson Cordless Screen Phone, including what it does and what's inside — from both a hardware and software perspective. The article also discusses the plans of Ericsson and Red Hat to create a collaborative open source user community around the new Ericsson product. (more…)

Online access to development platforms for iPAQ and StrongARM

October 24, 2000

Tempe, AZ — (press release) — DevelopOnline announced today that the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC and Intel StrongARM platforms now are available on DevelopOnline.com for the online development of handheld products and applications. DevelopOnline.com is a collaborative, online development center for programmers, innovators, and engineers to design new products or improve upon existing products over the Web. (more…)

Embedded Linux based set-top system adds home automation

October 24, 2000

Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — (press release excerpt) — Kiwi-Classifieds Limited (KCL), 2Net Limited, and Cytech Technology Pte Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate KCL's eKa Plug 2 Surf with 2Net's Control Web Server and Cytech's Comfort Home Automation control unit, to create an Internet-enabled Home Automation System. (more…)

Device profile: Ericsson cordless webpad/phone

October 23, 2000

Product overview

The Ericsson H610 Cordless Web Screen (formerly called the HS210 Cordless Screen Phone), unveiled in prototype form last February at CeBIT (Hannover, Germany), represents one of the first home products to emerge from Ericsson's broad vision of “anywhere, anytime communication” technologies and products. (more…)

Device profile: SONICblue ProGear wireless webpad

October 23, 2000

SONICblue describes the ProGear (originally developed by Frontpath, Inc.) as “a wireless portable information appliance targeted to vertical market segments”. The ProGear uses Embedded Linux as its internal operating system, includes a 10.4″ TFT display, and obtains its user input via either a virtual keyboard or handwriting recognition on its touchscreen. (more…)

Embedded Linux powers intelligent online video camera

October 23, 2000

Axis Communications has introduced a new model of its intelligent Network Camera, the Model 2120. With its built-in 100 MHz RISC microprocessor running an embedded Linux operating system, and its Ethernet connection, the device can serve as an intelligent tool for remote monitoring of live video via either an intranet or the Internet. (more…)

CodeWarrior to Attack Embedded Linux Market [SD Times]

October 23, 2000

Software Development Times reports that Metrowerks Corp. is developing a version of its CodeWarrior integrated development environment (IDE) for Embedded Linux, and that the company has unveiled its plan to integrate CodeWarror with the Embedded Linux offerings of Lineo, LynuxWorks, and MontaVista Software. SD Times writes . . . (more…)

Lutris upgrades open source wireless Java/XML app support

October 23, 2000

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Lutris Technologies has announced Lutris Enhydra Wireless, the latest product in Lutris' family of certified and supported Open Source Enhydra Java/XML application servers. Lutris Enhydra Wireless offers developers, systems integrators and corporate IT departments the ability to develop a single Internet application that delivers content to any device, in any… (more…)

IBM database software runs on Embedded Linux devices

October 23, 2000

(press release excerpt) — IBM today introduced its latest version of DB2 Everyplace, a compact relational database. In addition to existing support for the Palm platform, DB2 Everyplace version 7.1, supports four new platforms including Microsoft Windows CE/Pocket PC, EPOC, Neutrino, and embedded Linux. (more…)

PalmPalm unveils Japan, China, Euro expansion roadmap

October 23, 2000

PalmPalm Technology (Seoul, KOREA) will open its Japan office, PalmPalm Japan, on October 25th. Shigeo Nakamura, a specialist in wireless Internet and Internet appliances, will become the CEO & President of PalmPalm Japan. James H. Suh, Executive VP of PalmPalm Technology, Korea, will also serve as Executive VP of PalmPalm Japan and will assist in establishing the new Japanese office. (more…)

High-speed synchronous driver source released to GPL

October 22, 2000

The Software Group Limited releases Linux drivers and administration utilities for its SGP hardware adapter to the public domain under the Free Software Foundation's General Public License, version 2. The software is freely available as source code. The drivers interface with existing GPL synchronous wide area communications packages, connecting Linux with serial synchronous communications links running… (more…)

New Bayonne web site launched

October 22, 2000

This morning a new and much more complete website has been launched for the Bayonne project at http://www.bayonne.cx. The new website replaces the old and obsolete Bayonne information page that was formerly found there. (more…)

RedBoot — an open source boot/debug environment

October 20, 2000

RedBoot is a new embedded system debug/bootstrap environment from Red Hat. It is designed to replace the existing debug/boot tools CygMon and GDB stubs. It provides a complete bootstrap environment, including network downloading and debugging. It also provides a simple flash file system for boot images. (more…)