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NETWORK COMPUTERS ANNOUNCED AT ORACLE OPEN WORLD

Wednesday 6 November 1996 | 00:00 CET | News
Oracle saw seven affiliated firms announce details of network computers at Oracle's San Francisco, CA, Open World '96 trade fair. All the devices announced are based on the ARM RISC processor. Oracle has not yet formally announced its own network PC. Acorn Computer Group announced the NC TV, Set-Top-Box NC, ExecPhone, and Office devices, but did not reveal any pricing or launch dates. The firm has already launched the Acorn Network Computer in Europe. IdeaAssociates demonstrated the already-launched Client Station. Akai Digital will launch its USDlr350 Akai Internet Connection network PC in 1st-qtr 1997, while Funai Electric will launch its sub-USDlr500 Janesa machine in December-1996. Uniden will launch a wireless network PC in 1997, but has not announced a price or exact date. Thomson Consumer Electronics will make and sell a set top box for TVs enabling Internet access, priced at some USDlr300, and carrying the RCA brand. Thomson Multimedia is planning to launch a similar device under the Thomson brand name in Europe. Proton Industrial Electronic will launch the Xavier TV set top box network PC in spring-1997.

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