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Embedded Linux powers new NEC home audio/video server

Nov 20, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — NEC has selected MontaVista Linux as the embedded operating system within a new home audio/video server. The NEC AX10 home server is a disk-based recorder for audio-visual applications and is one of the “new style” of products developed by NEC as part of its personal computer line.

The unique “TV in a PC” lets consumers view, listen, edit, and save TV programs onto a hard disk or videotape. Users can even record broadcast content when they are away from home, controlled via an i-mode cellular phone. It also can connect personal PCs in a home network (wireless, Ethernet, etc.) with a variety of audio-visual equipment, and can distribute recorded content to every TV or PC in the home.

The AX10 contains an 80GB hard drive and provides a 10/100 megabit Ethernet port for connection to a PC or network in the home. Dimensions of the device are 16.9 x 11.0 x 2.7 inches.

NEC's new AX10 home server will become available through NEC's retail channels in Japan beginning Nov 28, 2002.

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