Home automation system gains Linux-based controller

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| Control4 has added to its line of Linux-based, ZigBee-compatible home
| automation/media networking products with a new controller. The Control4 Home
| Controller HC-500 interfaces with home theater appliances, multi-room music
| access, lighting, thermostats, and security systems, and comes with a Linux
| software development kit (SDK).



Open source meets automation at Hannover

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| The 21-member OSADL was modeled after the OSDL (Open Source Development
| Labs), which merged with the Free Standards Group (FSG), to form the Linux
| Foundation. What the OSDL/LF accomplished for Linux in general, the OSADL
| aims to do for Linux in automation. * *


Automation computer boasts six serial ports

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| Advantech has extended its range of "embedded automation computers" with a
| system that offers Pentium M or Celeron M processing power and runs Linux.


Linux touchpanel automates homes, boardrooms

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| Convergent Living used Linux to build a WiFi-capable automation controller
| aimed at letting users program HVAC and multimedia equipment in homes or
| offices. The handheld Companion Muse is one of several energy-efficient,
| Linux-based touchscreen controllers from Convergent, whose products range
| from kitchen computers to flatscreen TVs. * *


Industry group aims Linux at automation apps

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| As the market for Linux in industrial automation grows, so do the activities
| of the Open Source Automation Development Lab.


Automation device maker taps commercial embedded Linux

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| Wind River has announced another design win for its Linux distribution
| targeting consumer electronics devices. AMX, which sells high-end industrial
| and home automation systems used in the White House's War Room and elsewhere,
| will switch its "Modero" touchpanels to Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux
| Edition (PCD-LE). * *


Glaucus Linux Powered Automation Appliance

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| "Glaucus is a computer configured specifically for the described
| automation tasks. Because it is not used as a general-purpose
| computer it is immune to problems like your children using
| software that interferes with the critical operations or even
| causes the computer to crash It uses the ultra-reliable Linux
| operating system. It has no monitor, keyboard or mouse. All
| interaction with it is through a browser interface..."