Information Appliance


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Information Appliance

(hardware)
(IA) A consumer device that performs only a few targeted tasks and is controlled by a simple touch-screen interface or push buttons on the device's enclosure.

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It is the ultimate in access to network services," said Sal Cobar, director of strategic sales and marketing of information appliances at Sun Microsystems.
As a result of the increasingly obvious need to deploy these devices and terminals, Jupiter's CONSUMER INFORMATION APPLIANCE conference has drawn dramatically higher attendee numbers since its inception in 1990.
The XManage Information Appliance Edition embeds intelligent network management directly into any server, storage, network or software appliance.
The Information Appliance report includes a variety of consumer electronic devices, mobile devices and new emerging devices.
Information Appliance Associates (IAA) is a world leader in creating unique software solutions, primarily for the Macintosh platform.
This significant rise in rank is evidence of Intersil's success in targeted computing and information appliance markets.
In the next decade, we believe there will be a shift from voice centric to data centric mobile information appliances.
National's information appliance platforms, featuring National's Geode processor and several analog components, offer the optimal balance between cost, performance and power consumption for residential gateway products, enabling manufacturers to build affordable, full-function devices.
In addition, the Device/Appliance Management solution seamlessly updates the operating system on a variety of devices and information appliances.
The success of the next generation of information appliances will depend on their capability to deliver cutting-edge services in a reliable, cost-effective manner," said Holger Ippach, chief technology officer, TUXIA.
The market for information appliance devices is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years.
TUXIA, a developer of embedded Linux(R) software for information appliances and thin clients, and STMicroelectronics, a developer of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices for microelectronic applications, today announced that STMicroelectronics has chosen TUXIA's embedded Linux software line, TASTE(R) (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology), to provide an application framework and operating system for STMicroelectronics' Web terminal and thin client terminal reference designs based on its STPC(R) family of x86 PC-compatible System-on-Chip (SoC) microprocessors.

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