September 21, 2007

News on Tux Droid - The Linux smart companion

Author: JT Smith

Launched as a wireless programmable robot specifically designed for the Linux platform, Tux Droid becomes today a smart companion providing a new way to access the digital world without sitting in front of your computer. Looking as a cute penguin resembling the Linux mascot, Tux Droid reacts to PC events and talks in more than 10 different languages.

Based on the widgets principle, Tux Gadgets are mini-applications that reside on users desktops and delivers a variety of personalized information such as email, weather forecast, horoscope, media player, news, games, quizz etc. through Tux Droid. The Gadgets are easily accessible with the remote control. In order to manage easily the different gadgets, Kysoh has also developed a graphical interface called Tux Gadgets Manager.


KYSOH
ANNOUNCES THE BETA RELEASE OF TUX GADGETS MANAGER

Transforming
Tux Droid in a real smart companion

Mons,
Belgium, September 19, 2007
– Revealed at OSCON 2006 and
Commercialized in March 2007, Tux Droid quickly became very popular
in Europe. He made the cover of magazines in France, Germany and
Italy.

Launched
as a wireless programmable robot specifically designed for the
Linux platform, Tux Droid becomes today a smart companion providing a
new way to access the digital world without sitting in front of your
computer. Looking as a cute penguin resembling the Linux mascot, Tux
Droid reacts to PC events and talks in more than 10 different
languages.

Based
on the widgets principle, Tux Gadgets are mini-applications that
reside on users desktops and delivers a variety of personalized
information such as email, weather forecast, horoscope, media player,
news, games, quizz etc. through Tux Droid. The
Gadgets are easily accessible with the remote control. In order to
manage easily the different gadgets, Kysoh has also developed a
graphical interface called Tux Gadgets Manager. These gadgets are
developed in a TGF (Tux Gadget Format) format, made in the spirit of
ODF file and provides a wide range of actions such as :

  • Let users modify and configure Gadgets without any
    programming skills.

  • Let users modify easily the graphical interface to customize
    it as they want.

  • Let
    users add new gadgets (available on the community website) by a simple
    drag and drop.

About
Tux Droid

Linux
is becoming more than just a free operating system for the masses.
Geeks and open source enthusiasts are quite persistent when it comes
to use Linux on every possible electronic device. PDA’s, I-pod’s
even Sony’s AIBO, no electronic gizmo remains safe for the Linux
community. And naturally the electronics suppliers are rarely very
forthcoming with information on how to get Linux inside their
protected products.

And
it’s exactly at this point Kysoh makes the difference. Tux
Droid is a smart device talking, squawking, wings flapping, eye
flashing penguin that you can control remotely. Send it events or
updates about website or have it read your RSS streams as they come
in with the built-in text-to-speech synthesizer. WiFi is not
a requirement as it comes with its own wireless solution you can plug
in any USB port. The architecture is completely open; all software,
codes, scripts and datasheets are provided freely on the community
website www.tuxisalive.com.

Tux
Droid is also provided with a complete toolkit allowing programmers
to develop their own functionalities:

  • Let Tux Droid dance when you get an e-mail

  • Use its infra-red to program Tux Droid as a guard dog to
    scare away intruders

  • Program Tux Droid to function as an alarm clock

  • Take Tux Droid to your bathroom and listen to any broadcast
    radio

  • With its remote control, simply use Tux Droid as a remote
    control for your PC

  • With its full duplex 2.4 GHz wireless link, use Tux Droid as
    a wireless VOIP

With an
ever growing community, you can also find every week new scripts (and
very soon new gadgets) on the community website.

About
Tux Gadget Manager

TGF
files take the format of a ZIP compressed archive containing a number
of files and directories as the graphical resources, the content
internationalization, the scripts, the sounds etc. These gadgets are
executable by the Tux Applications Framework. This amazing framework
is an application launcher dedicated to Tux Droid. It allows to
execute several applications in the same time and to share the
resources provided by the daemons. In order to manage easily
the different gadgets, Kysoh has also developed a Meta-Gadget called
Tux Gadgets Manager. This meta gadget is based on the same TGF format
and run on the top of the framework. Users can then also modify
easily the Tux Gadgets Manager to customize it as they want. The
manager offers a vocal menu and shortcuts to access the different
gadgets through the remote control.


About
Kysoh

Kysoh
SA was founded in the summer of 2005 with the goal to develop and
market high tech electronic devices for the Linux community. The
product line will range from cutting edge programmable interfaces for
personal computers to stand alone electronic entertainment devices.
Kysoh wants to become a premiere provider of entertainment solutions
for the Linux and the Free Software community. They plan to offer
high quality, funny and unusual products integrating new technologies
and dedicated to entertainment for an affordable and moderate price.

Tux
Droid is now exclusively sold through the website of the company:
www.kysoh.com.
The price is 79 Euros.

Media
contact

Kysoh SA

Rue
René Descartes, 1 Hall 4

B-7000
Mons

Belgium

Ph.: +32 65 595626

Fax:
+32 65 595636

E-mail:
info@kysoh.com

Website: www.kysoh.com

Link: tuxisalive.com

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