(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Cyber Net to Sell Internet Terminal Aimed at Home Users
March 19, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Cyber Net Communications Inc. introduced the
"Hola," an Internet terminal targeted at home users.
|It allows remote-control operation of the Web browser and e-mail by linking
to existing televisions.
Users select either dial-up (equipped with a built-in 33.6kbps modem)
or LAN (equipped with a 10-BASE-T connector) connectivity. Access to
the Internet needs to be individually arranged with Internet service
Hola was developed by Teknema Inc. of the United States and localized
by Cyber Net. The official price has not yet been announced. However,
the estimated retail price is expected to be in the range of 30,000
yen (118.21 yen = US$1). The product is expected to ship 50,000
units at the end of March 1999. It measures 229.8mm wide by 193mm deep
by 61.4mm high and weighs 1.36kg.
An ARM Ltd. 32-bit RISC processor, the 7500FE, is used as the processor.
For video image output, it also includes a connector slot to Composite
Video/S-VHS video. It also comes with a remote control. Televisions
and wireless keyboards are sold separately.
(BizTech News Dept.)
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