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research.philips.com: STORit box (multimedia services to end-users) runs on Linux

Nov 29, 1999, 16:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Mobach)

[ Linux Today reader Fred Mobach writes: ]

"At http://www.extra.research.philips.com/euprojects/storit/ you can read the home page of the STORit project.

The STORit project investigates end-to-end solutions for the delivery of multimedia services to end-users involving the combination of a broadband delivery channel such as DVB, lower bandwidth connections such as internet and affordable local mass storage at the users home. The project will focus on two application areas: digital television and remote learning.

When you make the choises Public Deliverables and Deliverable 8 (Oct99) you will reach the page http://www.extra.research.philips.com/euprojects/storit/deliver/del08/ch7.htm, where is dealed with the software aspects. There is stated :

"The STORit box was implemented under the Linux operating system because of its superior multi-tasking capabilities, relatively easy device driver development for our custom-made hardware, and easy access to low-level PC internals. These are exactly the features that have enabled us to build a TV Anytime prototype in a relatively short time."