November 16, 2000

Sage licenses networking OS to set-top maker

Author: JT Smith

EE Times has a report on Sage Systems Inc.
licensing its operating system for networked home appliances to
Urbana.ca Inc., which plans to use it with set-top boxes to be deployed in eight Canadian
communities next year.
"The deal marks the first licensing pact for Sage Systems. The
company's proprietary narrowband networking technology
sends small packets of data in the 'tens of bits' range, the
company said, to and from home appliances over power lines."
Some of Sage Systems' set-tops are Linux-based, and come with
dial-up modems and wireless keyboards.

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