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Linux touchpanel automates homes, boardrooms

Dec 7, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Convergent Living used Linux to build a WiFi-capable automation controller aimed at letting users program HVAC and multimedia equipment in homes or offices. The handheld Companion Muse is one of several energy-efficient, Linux-based touchscreen controllers from Convergent, whose products range from… kitchen computers to flatscreen TVs.

The Muse and other Convergent touchscreens are intended to be sold and installed through professional integration markets. Once configured, they are designed for use by homeowners, with additional applications in corporate boardrooms, bars, restaurants, and other public venues.

With the Muse, says Convergent, home owners can access the Web from anywhere in the house, while controlling and programming their HVAC, stereo, security systems, spa systems, and other home devices. The Muse can directly control network-enabled devices, or be extended via “network translators” that enable control over devices with serial or IR interfaces.

Learn more about the Muse by clicking below to read the full Device Profile.

Device Profile: Convergent Muse touchscreen automation controller

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