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[vox-jobs] Re: Embedded Linux set-top box guru wanted (Bay Area)
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[vox-jobs] Re: Embedded Linux set-top box guru wanted (Bay Area)

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On 2/10/06, Kramer <ijplaneta4@gmail.com> wrote:
> Established consumer electronics company in the Bay Area is launching
> a media server+player/pvr/home automation/telephony set-top box.  It's
> an exciting product that does far more than anything currently on the
> market and leverages a lot of open source technology.
> We have a working prototype running on standard PC's.  We have
> announced the retail product will ship this fall.  We have several
> set-top boxes from Asian manufacturers that will do the job, but they
> all have specialized hardware, such as MIPS or Sigma processors, and
> so on.  Basically the boxes we are evaluating are equivalent to a TiVo
> or Roku HD1000 or Pinnacle Media Player, and are Linux compatible, but
> require someone with experience in embedded systems to port our
> application over from running on a completely open PC to a semi-closed
> set-top box (like TiVo).  This involves recompiling for the other
> processor, optimizing the drivers and configuration so it can run on a
> relatively slow CPU and still do high-def video playback smoothly, and
> so on.  It will also involve hacking other STB's (like TiVo, Roku,
> etc.) to see what tricks they use and how they work.
> Bay area preferred, but remote contractors are welcome too.
> Contact: Reply this mail with resume and cover letter.
> --
> Kramer
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