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3iLinux develops a Universal Internet Appliance

Dec 29, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

3iLinux announced a release of a Universal Internet Box (UIB), which allows companies to bring to market their Internet Devices by just adding standard Linux software. The company provides a complete ready-to-market, FCC approved device, as well as a powerful software toolkit for developers.

The hardware consists of:

  • Intel 386 processor
  • 2 lines x 16 characters LCD display
  • 2 built-in modems or one modem and an NE2000 LAN
  • 2 push buttons
  • Power supply (120 or 220V)
The toolkit is based on the very stable Linux OS and 2.0.x kernel. Using the toolkit, developers can access all the hardware of the device and perform a TCP/IP and e-mail configuration from a touch-tone phone. All the software fits into a 4MB M-Systems DiskOnChip Flash device. Prices start at $150 US, ($180 in small quantities).

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