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CNET News: MontaVista Wins Panasonic Linux Deal

Apr 17, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Panasonic has selected MontaVista Software to provide the operating system for its new Broadnow Internet-enabled television set-top box.

"The Broadnow device, available in Japan, is the first of several products Panasonic plans that receive video and audio over high-speed Internet connections. MontaVista--a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based start-up that sells Linux and programming tools for consumer-electronics devices--said it will demonstrate the device next week at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco.

"The Broadnow box can receive regular TV signals as well as Internet information. And the system can be programmed to record specific video or music to a hard disk and watch or listen to it later, similar to the technology offered by TiVo's personal video recorders..."

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