Archive:Commercial XBMC systems

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The developers of XBMC state that as long as the GPL licensing of the XBMC software is respected, commercial vendors are allowed for XBMC to be used with various hardware configurations in various situations.

Below is a few examples of third-party companies who have sold hardware bundled with XBMC Media Center.

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1 Systems

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1.1 AIRIS Telebision

AIRIS Telebision, sold by Telebision in Spain and designed specifically for the Spanish market, is a nettop based on Nvidia Ion chipset, preinstalled Ubuntu base with XBMC for Linux and a customized AEON skin and Spanish plugins. Other than the modified skin, what is unique with the AIRIS Telebision's XBMC build is that it comes with a digital distribution service platform that they call their "App Store" which lets users download new Spanish plugins and updates for existing plugins. Telebision also lets users download a Live CD version of their software as freeware, which lets users install their Telebision distribution on any Nvidia Ion based computer.

1.2 BryteWerks Model One Projector

BryteWerks Model One Projector is a 1080p HD digital video projector designed for home cinema use, it has an integrated HTPC running a custom version of XBMC. In addition it features a remote control, as well as a 720p 8.9-inch touch screen panel display on the back of the projector that allows you to control the system. It also have a built-in WiFi and Ethernet adapters, as well as a slot-loaded Blu-ray Disc player, and includes a 500GB Solid State Drive and an additional internal 2TB hard disk drive can be added.

1.3 Lucida TV II

Lucida TV II, made by LUCIDQ inc, is a nettop based on Nvidia Ion chipset which can be ordered with Xubuntu and XBMC software installed.

1.4 Marusys MS630S and MS850S

Marusys MS630S and MS850S are high-definition PVR-ready set-top-boxes with the ability to run Linux-based media players like XBMC, and Marusys is advertising these two devices as compatible with XBMC.

1.5 Myka ION

Myka ION is a fanless Nvidia Ion based set-top device designed to bring internet television and media stored on the home network to the living-room, it comes pre-installed with XBMC Media Center, Boxee, and Hulu Desktop as applications that can be started from the main menu.

1.6 Modified Konstructs MK-X1

The MK-X1 by Modified Konstructs is an Nvidia Ion based set-top device based on Acer Aspire Revo that comes pre-loaded with XBMC, and the device has a recommended retail price of $300(US).

1.7 Neuros LINK

Neuros LINK made by Neuros Technology is an open Ubuntu-based set-top device and media extender designed to bring internet television and other video to the television, it comes pre-install with XBMC Media Center.

1.8 Pulse-Eight

Pulse-Eight Limited sells both custom and off the shelf hardware solutions primarily designed for XBMC, such as remote controls, HTPC systems and accessories, including a custom HTPC PVR set-top-box pre-installed with XBMC that they call "PulseBox" Pulse-Eight also offers free performance tuned embedded versions of XBMC that they call "Pulse" which is based on OpenELEC and a custom PVR-build of XBMC that is meant to on your dedicated HTPC system.

1.9 VeuBox

VeuBox by CaptiveWorks Inc. is an Nvidia Ion based set-top device pre-installed with XBMC Media Center, Hulu Desktop, SopCast, TVUnetworks, and Firefox as applications that can be started from the main menu. The underlying operating-system is Gentoo Linux, and CaptiveWorks is marketing the VeuBox as an open platform.

1.10 Xtreamer Ultra and Xtreamer Ultra 2

Xtreamer Ultra and Xtreamer Ultra 2, manufactured by the South Korean company Unicorn Information Systems, are nettops based on Nvidia graphics and Intel Atom processors which comes with OpenELEC and XBMC software pre-installed. The first-generation Xtreamer Ultra uses Nvidia Ion chipset with a 1.80GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom D525 CPU, while the Xtreamer Ultra 2 uses discrete GeForce GT 520M graphics with a 2.13GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom D2700 CPU.

1.11 Zotac MAG and ZBOX series

Since 10 September 2010, ZOTAC is shipping a software bundle that they call "ZOTAC Boost XL" with all their new motherboards and Mini-PCs, such as Zotac's "ZBOX" and "MAG" series of Nettops which Zotac also does demos of with XBMC. This "ZOTAC Boost XL" software bundle contains XBMC Media Center, along with other titles.

Zotac's "ZBOX" and "MAG" series of small Mini-PCs are nettop's based on Intel, AMD, or Nvidia graphics, and they are all sold in both as complete ready-to-use computer and as barebone computers (without memory and hard drive). Zotac Zbox ID33, ID34, ID81, ID80 and AD04 are all specifically marketed towards the HTPC market, with some coming with a Blu-ray drive, and some with a remote control.

2 Further reading

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