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BW: X10 Teams with Freshmeat.net to Give Away One Million Dollars Worth of Firecracker

Jul 09, 1999, 18:58 (4 Talkback[s])

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"The one million dollars worth of product being offered equals 13,366 units at a retail value of $73.00. With the wireless link module, a tiny power-packed transmitter and included expansion modules, freshmeat.net community members have all they need to start creating 21st century "Wired Homes."

"X10 was the first manufacturer to develop a low-cost, do-it-yourself wireless home automation solution..."

"It's refreshing to work with a manufacturer committed to an open standard policy," said Patrick Lenz, founder of Freshmeat.net. X10 has long been considered a close friend to the Linux community..."

"Firecracker Components -- Computer interface- No bigger than a Fig Newton(tm), the interface plugs into a serial port in the back of your computer. The X10 through-port design allows you to plug another device into the back of the interface. Using the FireCracker(tm) software allows you to send commands through this interface to the Wireless Link Module(tm) and through the household wiring. This interface can control up to 16 sets of lights and appliances."

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