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Linux-based intelligent housing system for China market

May 1, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Los Angeles, CA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bluepoint Linux Software Corp. today announced that the company has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Debole Electronics Development Ltd. (Debole) to jointly develop an Embedded Linux Intelligent Housing System for China.

Bluepoint will own 65% in the joint venture. Debole has already secured the first contract from Shenzhen Yihui Real Estate Development Corp. to use the Intelligent Housing System in 6,000 house/apartment units. The first subdivision that will install the Intelligent Housing System is Yihui Garden, a subdivision with 2,000 house/apartment units. The system will be priced at around $300 per unit.

The Intelligent Housing System is to have the following features: security alarm; automatic water, electricity and gas meter reading; appliance control (5 ports minimum); subdivision fee collection; information broadcasting; Internet connection; Internet-based remote management; E-Commerce Service; and touch screen with at least 50 Chinese character display.

About Bluepoint Linux Software

Shenzhen BluePoint Linux Software Co., Ltd. (BluePoint) is a leading Chinese Linux operating system provider in China. The business of BluePoint is focused on Linux operating system, embedded Linux platforms, and related service and support. The company developed the first true Chinese Linux operating system called BluePoint. BluePoint is very stable, easy to use and offers high performance. It supports multiple languages and is very suitable for Asian users. Although the history of the BluePoint is very short, it has already gained great market acceptance. BluePoint is now pre-installed in computers by several major computer makers in China, including Great Wall, TCL, and Xiahua Shanbao. The company is also providing customized development and training services for these computer makers.

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