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ELEC: Building BuzzBox, a Linux-based Internet Appliance Radio

Jun 22, 1997 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 5 views

Talk abstract: This presentation describes an HP project to build a Linux-based Internet Appliance Radio with the look and feel of a traditional FM receiver. The system contains a single-board computer and 70 MB Flash disk, and runs standard Linux that was stripped down to achieve the required footprint. A PDA serves as a remote control for volume adjustment and other user inputs. Audio functions, InfraRed support, and web infrastructure are implemented via Java applications. Connectivity alternatives include Ethernet, Wireless LAN, and PPP via serial modems.

Speaker bio: Venky Krishnan is a member of the CoolTown project in HP Labs, Palo Alto. He is the Project Lead for work related to Appliance Systems & technology. He has worked with several different operating systems (Linux, HP/UX, Windows, VxWorks) on a range of platforms. He has been at HP Labs since 1995, and prior to that had worked in a start-up company (Media Blitz) in the area of Storage management systems. Venky graduated from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy-India in 1985 & then completed his graduate studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He then worked on the AIX operating system in an IBM-USC joint research project.

Talk slides: here

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Mr. Krishnan is co-author of a whitepaper about this project, entitled “Customized Internet Radio”. The paper is available to view online, here.

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