Linpus Technologies, Inc., an open source solutions provider based in Taipei, Taiwan, has announced support for MeeGo™ on the connected TV platform. With this development, the smartTV solution, which was originally targeted at devices powered by the Arm processor, will also run on devices powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor.
Linpus Technologies is the developer of Linpus Lite, a netbook-targeted Linux distribution. Linpus Lite 1.4, the latest stable version of Linpus Lite, was recently reviewed here.
From the new release:
“We believe that MeeGo is an excellent platform for the kind of services needed to succeed in this market,” said Rita Jing, vice president of sales at Linpus. “As we have so much experience working on MeeGo we know we can deliver a outstanding solution.”
Jing went on the talk about how MeeGo on the TV set had many advantages. MeeGo delivers a complete, open standards-based Linux stack, optimized for living room devices, such as Blu-ray players, set top boxes, and digital TVs. Because MeeGo is designed as a cross platform operating system it is will allow users to enjoy access to multiple applications, services, and their personal media smoothly while either watching TV and then smoothly transfer to a smartphone, netbook or tablet.
Linpus’ original solution, which is shipping in China, was designed with the unique requirements of the connected TV experience in mind, namely: the large screen of your TV, the need to integrate with your normal TV programming, and the need to input and communicate through a remote control, wireless keyboard and mouse. Linpus SmartTV solution has a highly innovative TV-like user interface allowing you to quickly move between your TV, browser, music and videos.
It has the following features:
- Innovative TV-like interface
- Media center
- Input through remote control, wireless and virtual keyboards and a mouse
- Powerful web browser
- USB and memory card – Quickly plug external storage
- Connectivity – LAN, WLAN and bluetooth
Linpus said the solution would be available in the 1st quarter of 2011.