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1  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Android on the Plug? on: March 04, 2010, 04:04:58 PM
Hi,

I envision that Android could be compiled so that the UI  is accessed as a web-interfaces instead of a directly connected UI. So instead of needing an HDMI or some other UI interface directly attached to the plug the apps can be accessed remotely. Not sure if this is something that can be done on Android right now. But it should be a model that should be supported. This way I can have a single repository of all the apps while consuming them from web-tablet based systems like picture frames, e-screens for your refrigerator etc.

But going by whats being done with Guruplug and similar, its just matter of time that Marvell comes out with a HDMI integrated plug. The need is definitely there. Oh! And you always have the DisplayLink support which might be just the interface to proof-out your product and then build out a complete system.

Thanks,
- PC.

 
2  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: We need a USB to RJ11 device for VoIP asap! on: January 22, 2010, 04:54:15 PM
yeah, its the plug 3.0 .  Not sure when it ships either. Some other discussions in the forums say Q3 2010.
But it still misses the FXO/FXS port, which I think would be a killer app. Ha
- Rajesh.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: power over ethernet on: January 19, 2010, 02:19:48 PM
PoE injectors/adaptors only give out DC. Unless you rip open the plug and tinker around so it also powers directly of DC I dont think you are going to have much luck. A PoE port would be a good addition to the plug.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: MagicJack using GSM femtocell technology for VoIP on: January 08, 2010, 06:31:44 PM
:-) I absolutely second that. Not sure whats up with these MagicJack guys though. Why arent they supporting a linux driver???
- PC
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Competition to the plug? on: January 08, 2010, 12:10:18 PM
Not a problem :-) ....

Well the only good thing going for it is the screen (I'm assuming we are talking about the competition and not the plug) and allows a little more acceptability in the non-geek market segment :-). In the home/smb it may find some use-cases. I would think its killer apps as all those applications that require some type of GUI.

Some examples:
1. Central console for the connected home
2. Electrical panel rooms that have smart/electronic meters
3. Cheap mobile mini-kiosks (for events etc.)

All the above could be done by the plug, but the combined solution would not be as neat.
- PC
6  General Category / General Discussion / MagicJack using GSM femtocell technology for VoIP on: January 08, 2010, 11:09:37 AM
MagicJack using GSM femtocell technology for VoIP

From: http://www.fiercewireless.com/ceslive/story/magicjack-using-gsm-femtocell-technology-voip/2010-01-08

We gotta have this on the plug!

- PC
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Competition to the plug? on: January 07, 2010, 04:26:58 PM
I should have removed the reference to apple in my post  Undecided

We are talking about using it as a server instead of the plug. But I think with the release of Plug3.0 it has a very unique spot in the server market.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Introducing wpanel, an interactive shell for your plug in a browser and more... on: January 06, 2010, 03:14:15 PM
feeling really silly.. got the latest version (revision 4). compiled and copied wpanel to the cgi-bin directory
no luck

root@plug1:/usr/lib/cgi-bin# ls -l
total 4933
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 Dec 14 17:45 php -> /etc/alternatives/php-cgi-bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4953388 Mar 31  2009 php5
-rwsr-sr-x 1 root root   96812 Jan  6 14:11 wpanel
root@plug1:/usr/lib/cgi-bin#

9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New plug computer 3.0 on: January 06, 2010, 02:02:27 PM
Wow! Nice form factor. An immediate benefit is that it will fit nicely on a power strip.
- PC
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Introducing wpanel, an interactive shell for your plug in a browser and more... on: January 05, 2010, 03:23:46 PM
same issue :-( . what mistake am I making?
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New plug computer 3.0 on: January 05, 2010, 02:08:51 PM
Cant find any other info :-( . Are the specs out there somewhere? It would be cool to see that.
- PC
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Introducing wpanel, an interactive shell for your plug in a browser and more... on: January 05, 2010, 12:07:47 PM
hi,

I installed wpanel in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/

but the URL: http://<my-plug-ip>/cgi-bin/wpanel does not work

whats the right url? I havent reconfigured anything on lighttpd.conf

- PC
13  General Category / General Discussion / Competition to the plug? on: January 04, 2010, 11:21:46 AM

An Affordable $199 Tablet for Everyone -- And It's Not From Apple
http://www.pcworld.com/article/185764/A_199_Tablet_for_Everyone_And_Its_Not_From_Apple.html

the specs: (copy pasted from the above link):
Here are the full specs of the Freescale smartbook:

    * Size: 200mm by 128mm by 14.9cm and weighing 376 grams; no need for fan or heat sink
    * Processor: Freescale i.MX515 applications processor provides high performance and low power
    * ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz
    * OpenVG & OpenGL/ES graphics cores
    * HD video decoder hardware
    * Memory: 512 MB DDR2
    * Display: 7-inch (1024 by 600) touch screen
    * Storage: 4-64 GB internal storage; removable micro SD
    * Connectivity: 3G modem (option) 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, RF4CE (option)
    * Ports: USB 2.0 and USB mini (also for charging), audio in/audio out, SIM card
    * Audio: speaker, microphone
    * Camera: 3 Megapixel (video recording up to VGA @ 30fps)
    * Battery: 1900mAh, USB charging
    * Sensors: the MMA8450Q three-axis accelerometer and an ambient light sensor
    * Power management IC

The lack of a RJ45 port might limit its use as a server. OK, not really competition but its an interesting spec and form factor.

Thanks,
PC
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB Hub compatibility on: December 27, 2009, 08:10:12 PM
Could you list the exact make/model of the peripherals you used in your setup?
hub/wifi/pvr etc.

thanks,
PC
15  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: We need a USB to RJ11 device for VoIP asap! on: December 27, 2009, 08:05:55 PM
I agree, any external FXO/FXS supporting device just adds to complexity and cost thats not really worth it. From that standpoint I dont think using the plug as a VoIP server is going to be that useful thought it may have some niche uses. For mass market adoption it MUST be included within the plug itself.

My top three items on the wishlist for the plug:
* Native FXO/FXS interface
* WiFi : 802.11 a/g/n
* Additional USB/Firewire port
 
The combined device can sell for a $30 additional premium.
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