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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 browser (HTML 4.0/JavaScript/Java Applet); wireless keyboard and 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."

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