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Spain orders 250,000 of Intel’s Linux-based Web appliances

Mar 26, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Reuters News reports that Intel will supply 250,000 of its Linux-based Dot.Station Web access devices to Spain's biggest bank, and that the devices will be used to offer America Online services to the bank's clients . . .

” 'It's Intel,' said AOL International President Michael Lynton on Thursday when asked in an interview who the manufacturer of the device is. He added that Intel will manufacture a first batch of 250,000 terminals, down from an earlier forecast of 500,000 . . .”

“Intel, for its part, announced plans to make the device, called Dot.Station in January 2000 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the products are starting to roll out now, said Greg Welch, head of marketing for Intel's home products group. 'This is far and away the largest Web appliance deal ever announced,' Welch said . . .”

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