Linux powers WiFi-equipped LCD-TV

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Sharp used embedded Linux and Devicescape's WiFi stack to build a 32-inch flat-panel TV/PC display with a built-in 802.11a/b/g wireless media adapter. The IT-32X2 has a built-in HDTV tuner, and USB ports for viewing photos from digital cameras or USB storage devices.

According to Devicescape, Sharp used a beta version of its Secure Wireless Client to build both the IT-32X2 and the CE-MR01 wireless multimedia adapter. Sharp first completed the standalone media adapter, and then incorporated the design into the flat-panel TV, Devicescape says.

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