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Compaq: The Itsy Project

Feb 09, 2000, 18:08 (2 Talkback[s])


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"Itsy is a research project done by the Western Research Lab, and Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, CA. The Itsy project is one of several research projects at Compaq that are related to pocket computing."

"The goal of the Itsy project is to learn about issues relating to the development of small devices: power management, user interface issues, networking, and the development of applications for small devices. There are a number of other projects, some within Compaq and others outside of Compaq, that are addressing similar issues to those we are addressing."

"The Itsy prototype offers considerably more computing power and memory than other PDAs, enabling demanding applications such as speech recognition. It is designed as an open platform to facilitate innovative research projects. The base Itsy hardware provides a flexible interface for adding a custom daughtercard, and Itsy software is based on the Linux OS and standard GNU tools."

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The hardware specs to build an Itsy may be found here.

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