BW: Bluepoint Signs Letter of Intent to Develop Set-top Box System for Bridge Group
Jul 27, 2000, 19:48 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Bluepoint Linux Software Corp. (OTCBB:BLPT) announced that it
has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Beijing Sun and Sea Data
Communication Co Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridge Group."
"Bridge Group is building a broadband multimedia network with
nation-wide coverage in China. The multimedia network is based on
CATV transmission network. The broadband network will provide
digital TV programs, video-on-demand, phonetic services, Internet
services and other multimedia information services. Subscribers
will use a specially designed set-top-box to access the network.
According to the LOI, Bluepoint will develop an embedded Chinese
Linux operating system for the set-top box. The set-top box
will support: Chinese input and printing; MPEG01 and MPEG-02 format
stream video decoding; DOCSIS standard Cable Modem driver; standard
hot function keys."
"Bluepoint Linux Software is the developer of the first "true
Chinese" Linux operating system, named Bluepoint. Bluepoint
controls approximately 80 percent of the Chinese Linux bundling
market and is preinstalled by several major computer manufacturers
in China, including Great Wall, TCL, Xiahua Shanbao (TriGem) and
Downing. The company is a leading provider of Linux platform
technology and embedded Linux system solutions in the Chinese
market. The company is currently developing embedded Linux based
Intelligent Housing system, and embedded systems to be used in
Set-top Box, WebTV and Thin-Clients."