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Home media system runs open source Linux

May 21, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 5 views

A company called Fiire is shipping a home automation, media control, and security system based on the open source LinuxMCE distro. Built around a dual-core AMD Athlon X2-based box called the Fiire Engine, the Fiire system also includes FiireStation thin clients and a Z-Wave-based FiireChief controller.

(Click for larger view of the FiireEngine)

Some media control vendors that use Linux, such as Control4, have started challenging proprietary market leaders by partially opening up their system to developers. Fiire, however, boasts a far more open system. The key is its embrace of LinuxMCE and its “large, strong community of open source developers who are constantly improving it by adding features, polishing rough edges, and fixing any glitches,” says the company.

Learn all about the Fiire whole-house multimedia distribution system by clicking below to read our complete Device Profiile.

Device Profile: Fiire whole-house media distribution system

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