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Eagle To Introduce Linux Set-Top

Available from BroadbandMagic.com Subsidiary

  • December 21, 1999
  • By David Haskin
Eagle Wireless International says it will base its forthcoming convergence line of multimedia set-top box products on Linux.

Eagle's "BroadbandMagic.com" subsidiary will market these devices. The set-tops will will use Sigma Designs' RealMagic MPEG2 core technology to provide DVD playback, streaming MPEG2 video and digital video editing. They will also support other compression technologies such as Wavelet technology from USA Video Interactive Corporation.

Eagle says it will embed the MPEG2 decoder in the device's proprietary Socket 7 compatible motherboard. It also will embed two USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet connection, 16-bit stereo sound, advanced graphics outputs and an infrared receiver for an IR keyboard/mouse combination. The device also will have a PCI slot for expansion.

In addition, higher-end models will have video recording capabilities and stereoscopic 3D display of DVDs.

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