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Shenzhen Wabook EPC1029 ARM Netbook Runs Android 2.3 / 4.0

March 10th, 2012 No comments

Shenzhen Wabook Technology, a manufacturer with a factory based in Zhuhai, China, showcases their Wabook Netbook at Cebit 2012.

The Wabook EPC1029 is a netbook running Android 2.3 (upgradable to Android 4.0) on a Rockchip RK2918 (ARM Cortex A8) @ 1.0 GHz. The device features a 10.1″ TFT LED display (16:9 aspect ratio) with a resolution of 1024×600, 3 USB host ports, Ethernet. No other technical specs are available yet.

Only Android is available, but it might be possible to hack Ubuntu or another distro to run on it.

You can watch the video below by Charbax of armdevices.net to see the device. Don’t worry pink is not the only color as white and black are also available.

The price for 1,000 pieces (MOQ)  is 93 USD and it takes around 25-30 days to get your order. They have already sold tens of thousands to a company in France. With this kind of factory price, you could probably expect it to sell for around 180 USD retail.

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Huawei M2M Solutions: Android Rear-View Mirror, Smart Grid and more

March 10th, 2012 No comments

Huawei is exhibiting their Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions at Cebit 2012 until March 10, 2012.

They are showcasing Smart Meter solutions with home energy gateways, smart gas meters, smart electric meters, in-home displays.. all communicating via Zigbee. Their solution is currently being implement in the UK market. They are also exhibiting diverse modules (mainly based on Freescale i.MX5 processor) featuring Huawei 3G technology that could be used in tablets among other things.

Rear-view mirror with an operating system

Rear-view Mirror Running Android 2.3

But the thing is really found interesting was their M2M solutions for the auto industry especially the Android car rear-view mirror where you can have the left half of the rear-view mirror displaying a menu so that you can access apps such as GPS maps, control your music or your phone and see information about your car.

Here are some details above this rear-view mirror:

  • Samsung SP5V210 Cortex A8 Processor
  • 4.3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen – Resolution: 800×480
  • Operating System: Android 2.3 or WinCE 5.0
  • Camera: 2.0 MPixel
  • GPS support with antenna built-in the rear-view mirror.
  • G-sensor (why?) / Bluetooth / 3G: WCDMA or CDMA2000 or TD-SCDMA
  • Voice recognition

You can watch the video showing Huawei M2M solutions below starting with automotive solutions, different system on modules and finally their smart meter solutions.

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Coolech HbbTV DTV Set-Top Box Powered By MStar MIPS SoC

March 10th, 2012 No comments

Shenzhen Coolech Technology demoes an HbbTV Digital TV Set-top Box (STB) at Cebit 2012, in Hanover, Germany.  HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a new European standard for web-based smart TV applications for TVs and set-top boxes.

There are already plenty of STB solutions and Smart TVs offering Over-The-Top (OTT) features where TV channels and internet data are superimposed, but those are usually proprietary and HbbTV offers a standard that can be used by broadcasters all over Europe.

Here are Coolech’s HbbTV DTV STB specifications:

  • M-Star MIPS CPU clocked at 800 Mhz.
  • HDMI
  • DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 support.
  • Ethernet
  • SD Card
  • 3x USB host
  • IR Sensor
  • SPDIF Audio Out

There is no info on the OS except it does not run Android, so it must be Linux…

Charbax interviewed the company at CeBit 2012 where you can learn more about the device and see a demo of ARD HbbTV Interop Portal (ARD is a TV channel in Germany).

The company did not disclose price nor availability, but said it targets Europe and Russia first, then the US.  There might be a little bit more info on their website later on.

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Wyse T10: Thin Client Powered By Marvell ARMADA 510 SoC

March 9th, 2012 No comments

Wyse Technology has announced a new thin client: the Wyse T10 running Wyse zero framework (aka ThinOS), powered by Marvell ARMADA 510 SoC (ARM v7 core) and supporting virtualization solutions by Citrix, VMWare, Marvell, Microsoft and Quest Software. This is the second device based on Marvell 510 SoC after the  Wyse T50 announced last year running Wyse enhanced Ubuntu Linux.

ARM Based Thin Client with Marvell SoC

Wyse T10 Thin Client

The company claims the Wyse T10 is the first platform in the industry to include Wyse optimized versions of the Citrix Receiver and Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 7.1 technologies, leveraging 2D hardware acceleration capabilities of Marvell ARMADA 510 SoC. This optimized 2D graphics remoting stack enables high-end features such as HD video, dual monitor connectivity and L-shaped desktop support, features that are usually only supported by more powerful Intel/AMD x86 clients.

The following virtualization solutions are supported:

  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5
  • VMware View
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Quest vWorkspace

Thanks to Wyse zero framework, the Wyse T10 can provide a secure, ‘instant on’ experience for end users—booting up and logging into a virtual desktop in less than 10 seconds, says the company.

Security is also enhanced as there is no exposed API and the device support Full AES-128 bit encryption for network certificates. This removes client security concerns and IT administrators can mainly focus on server security.

Wyse tried to simplify the management of clients  with features such as remote software and configuration updates via central file servers and for larger deployments Wyse Device Manager (WDM) software suite can scale up to a large number of devices (> 10,000).

Here are the key features of Wyse T10 thin client:

  • Marvell ARMADA 510 SoC @ 1GHz
  • 2D graphics, H.264, WMV9 hardware acceleration
  • 1GB RAM DDR3
  • DVI-I video interface
  • Dual monitors and L-shaped (rotation) monitor support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
  • 4 USB ports
  • ENERGY STAR 5.2 compliant
  • Operating System: Wyse ThinOS
  • High definition experience for XenDesktop 5.5 and XenApp 6.5 with Citrix HDX technology including MultiStream ICA with RTP Audio and Client-side webcam video compression
  • Microsoft RDP 7.1 capabilities
  • Quest vWorkspace broker support

The Wyse T10 is available now for about 300 Euro (400 USD) according to PC World. You can find more information on Wyse T10 page.

The Wyse T10 is currently demonstrated at CeBIT 2012 in the BITKOM pavilion, hall 4, Wyse booth A04, until March 10th 2012 in Hanover, Germany.

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Valueplus Tizzbird Stick N1: Android 4.0 HDMI/USB Media Player Dongle

March 8th, 2012 No comments

Valueplus, a Korean company specialized in “media application products”, is currently showcasing the Valueplus Tizzbird N1 at CeBit 2012, in Hanover, Germany on March 6-10 2012. This device is a media player in a small form factor HDMI / USB stick similar to what we have previously seen with the Roku Streaming Stick, Always Innovating HDMI Dongle Media Player and FXI Tech Cotton Candy.

HDMI Stick Media Player with Android 4.0

Valueplus Tizzbird N1

The Tizzbird N1 is powered by Telechips 8925 ARM Cortex A5 processor (TCC8925C) clocked at 800 Mhz with 4 GB NAND Flash and runs Android 4.0 (ICS). The device features an HDMI port, a mini USB port for power, a USB port to connect external mass-storage devices such as a USB hard drive, a microSD card slot and an IR sensor. The device also has built-in Wifi 802.11n for network connectivity.

The way it works is you plug the stick into the HDMI port of your TV and use a short USB cable to connect the mini USB port to the USB port of the TV transforming your “dumb” TV into a smart TV.

The Valueplus Tizzbird N1 runs Android 4.0 with a custom 3D user interface and allows to run Android apps, use Android web browser and play High Definition videos among other things.

If you are not happy with using a standard IR remote, you can always install TizzRemote app  in your Android smartphone to take control of the device.

You can watch Charbax’s video below to see the device in action.

Valueplus said the device will be available mid April 2012 and sell for less than 100 USD retail.

This makes it an interesting alternative to more expensive HDMI/USB dongles by Always Innovative and FXI Tech. The price may be similar to the Roku Streaming Stick, but Roku’s device requires one of very expensive MHL-enabled televisions.

You may get more information on ValuePlus website once they setup a page for the new device.

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