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PRNewswire: NetGem Opens Internet for TV Manufacturers... Combined TV/Internet Board Launched...

Aug 25, 1999, 17:10 (0 Talkback[s])

"Taking the important step of marrying together the hardware and customizable software from its netbox v3.5 -- running on Linux OS- with the television's main board, NetGem has developed a new generation of television technology that is fully IP-compliant. While other manufacturers are attempting to layer Internet onto existing systems as an afterthought, NetGem TV brings full Internet functionality to television as an integral element in its basic design from the start."

"NetGem TV features:
-- PAL/SECAM/NTSC standard
-- HTML/Javascript browser, Linux-based and optimized for TV
-- e-commerce-ready with Universal Smart Card reader
-- Automatic remote software upgrade
-- Built-in microphone for voice e-mail
-- Built-in camcorder connector for video e-mail
-- Personalized Electronic Program Guide-ready
-- PSTN (telephone) or Ethernet (cable) access"

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