Linux based home automation appliance


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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- February 17, 2005 -- Point Clark Networks Limited (PCNL), a leading provider of Linux-based appliance and server solutions, announced an OEM agreement with Digital Glu. Point Clark Networks' solution was selected as the base platform for Digital Glu's Glaucus multimedia and home automation appliance.

The Glaucus appliance serves many different purposes:
  • Home automation including climate control, lighting control, and security
  • Multimedia and data storage
  • Internet gateway and firewall
  • Data services including content filtering, personal web server and photo gallery
The agreement also includes Point Clark Networks' Device Manager and Device Web Services network infrastructure. This infrastructure allows Digital Glu to deploy edge-device services including entertainment distribution, content filter updates, system monitoring, dynamic DNS, and more.

"Point Clark Networks' platform fits perfectly with our mission to provide affordable, secure connectivity among home automation and entertainment distribution products across the Web" according to Gord Wilkes, VP, Systems of Digital Glu. "We are looking forward to working closely with Digital Glu. With our expertise in software and network infrastructure and Digital Glu's hardware and marketing experience, this partnership has a very bright future" said Benjamin Chambers, Director of Business Development for Point Clark Networks.

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Glaucus appliance specifications:
  • Ultra compact and lightweight
  • Via Eden 1 GHz processor
  • 200 GB hard drive with space for more than 2000 music albums
  • 256 MB of main memory
  • 2 100 Mbit/sec network interfaces
  • 4 serial ports
  • 6 USB ports
  • Only 60 watts power consumption
  • Wall-mountable
About Point Clark Networks

Point Clark Networks is a pioneer in developing software solutions for Linux-based server appliances and broadband firewall/gateways. The company provides the core Linux-based operating system along with the back office infrastructure to deploy, manage and provide value-added services. Our software is deployed on tens of thousands of systems across more than 60 countries. Our customers include end users, ISPs, Internet appliance manufacturers, and ISVs. For more information about Point Clark Networks visit

About Digital Glu

Digital Glu provides a range of affordable products that not only automate many of the functions in homes and small businesses, but also provides secure universal access through the Internet. Current and upcoming products provide multimedia storage and distribution, video surveillance, control and monitoring of lights and appliances, communicating door locks and communicating thermostats. For more information about Digital Glu visit