June 22, 2000 9:15 AM PDT

Intel's Dot.Station joins crowded device market

Intel will enter the increasingly crowded field for Internet appliances today with the Dot.Station, a countertop terminal powered by Red Hat Linux that lets people surf the Web, exchange emails and make phone calls.

The Dot.Station--which will be announced today, shown next week in New York, and begin to reach customers in the third quarter--is the latest in a series of devices designed to bring the Internet into homes without PCs. Although many believe that the Internet device market will be huge, no company has really experienced a smash success.

The question looming over the industry, therefore, is which of the products--AOLTV, Palm VII, PlayStation2--will be the breakthrough device with the public. Right now, Intel's device is drawing mixed reaction from analysts.

"This category is pretty good," said Richard Doherty, an analyst at the Envisioneering Group. "Intel has a very good relationship with the (phone companies)."

Stephen Baker, an analyst at PC Data, asked, "Why would you get something like this when for a few hundred dollars more you can get a PC with a 17-inch screen?"

Intel will not sell the Dot.Station in stores but instead will sell it in volume to Web portals, banks, telecommunications companies and Internet service providers, which will then offer it to customers complete with service, said Greg Welch, director of marketing for the home products group at Intel.

"People think of this as a traditional consumer product. The appliance is closer to a cell phone. Without the service, they are as useful as a paperweight," he said. "I fully suspect that a lot of these customers will fully subsidize the cost."

The Dot.Station, which will carry the Intel brand, will also largely mark Intel's first major foray into the world of consumer electronics. The company has been selling home networking equipment and, through a joint venture with Mattel, some toys under its own brand name to consumers, but these efforts have been relatively small in scope.

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Gartner analyst Peter Lowber believes there are several hurdles keeping Net appliances from beating the PC in the consumer market.

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of the device will occur in the third quarter in Europe. "Our largest customer is a company that is being built with the Web appliance in mind," Welch said.

Other customers include US West, which will market the devices in the United States, and NEC's BiGlobe and French company Laser Galeries Lafayette Group, which will market the device in Japan and Europe, respectively.

Technically, the terminal is similar to a Linux-based PC. It will come with a Celeron processor and an operating system from Red Hat Software, Welch said. Other Intel executives have said it will contain a Mozilla browser and messaging software from Telcordia.

Intel designed the unit, but a Taiwan company will do the actual manufacturing, Welch said.

In terms of design, Intel seems to be trying to avoid some of the problems that have cropped up with other Internet devices. The Dot.Station, for instance, will come with a hard drive, so consumers will be able to run applications or store data. The screen, while smaller than standard PC screens, is larger than what has been featured on the seemingly doomed screen phone.

On the other hand, these features add to the bottom line. The manufacturing cost of one of the terminals comes close to $500, Welch said.

These costs, along with current market circumstances, leave analysts divided as to the prospect of success. Envisioneering's Doherty believes that the public has already warmed to Internet access through devices other than the PC.

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"WebTV has paved the way," he said. Other companies, such as NetPliance, have also seen subscriber lists grow. Subsidizing a $500 device can be accomplished through advertising contracts and long-term service agreements, he added.

Intel also enjoys a fairly close relationship with most of the telephone carriers, which could help cement deals.

By contrast, PC Data's Baker doesn't think countertop devices offer much to consumers. The Dot.Stations cost about as much as low-end PCs, which also get sold for next to nothing through subsidy service contracts. At the same time, either WebTV or AOLTV will be more economical than the Dot.Station.

The prospective market is also fairly small. Close to 60 percent of U.S. households have a computer, Baker noted.

"You're starting to run out of prospects," he said.

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Can we install windows2000 OS in Intel's Dot.Station
Hai friends,

I would like to share my doubts on our new product "Intel's Dot.Station". Actually Intel's Dot.Station will come with RedHatLinux. I would like to use it for windows applications. Shall I install any windows operating syste. Please help me in this.

Thanks,
Sridhar
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Hello Sir,
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HEllo Sir, I am Divyesh from Ahmedabad in India. We are importing Intel dot station. We are also upgrade this system to 128mb ram and up to 200 GB hdd. We are easily working wih windows XP. So if u want to instal it than u can easily operate it. Thank You.
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Can we install windows2000 OS in Intel's Dot.Station
Hai friends,

I would like to share my doubts on our new product "Intel's Dot.Station". Actually Intel's Dot.Station will come with RedHatLinux. I would like to use it for windows applications. Shall I install any windows operating syste. Please help me in this.

Thanks,
Sridhar
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Hello Sir,
Posted by Divyesh Daftari (4 comments )
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Windows installation
HEllo Sir, I am Divyesh from Ahmedabad in India. We are importing Intel dot station. We are also upgrade this system to 128mb ram and up to 200 GB hdd. We are easily working wih windows XP. So if u want to instal it than u can easily operate it. Thank You.
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Intel Dot Station Distributor.
Hi all,
This is Janardhananan, Chennai.

We are distributing the Intel Dot Station in Tamilnadu.INDIA

For More quries regarding Intel Dot Station
call on 9940022942
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Dear Sir,

We are from Vibhihs System, Pollachi, Coimbatore(Dist), Tamilnadu, India. We are dealing in Computer Sales & service, networking, software development, anit-virus products, educational softwares, laptops, projectors, branded desktop pcs for past 11 years.

We are in need of details about the Intel dot station Computers. We are interest to know about the product specification and dealer price list.

Awaiting for your reply.

Regards,
M.Nagaraj / Anitha Nagaraj,
Proprietors,
109, Nachimuthu Gownder Street,
Pollachi - 642 001.
Phone : +91-4259-224526.
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Intel Dot Station Distributor.
Hi all,
This is Janardhananan, Chennai.

We are distributing the Intel Dot Station in Tamilnadu.INDIA

For More quries regarding Intel Dot Station
call on 9940022942
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Dear Sir,

We are from Vibhihs System, Pollachi, Coimbatore(Dist), Tamilnadu, India. We are dealing in Computer Sales & service, networking, software development, anit-virus products, educational softwares, laptops, projectors, branded desktop pcs for past 11 years.

We are in need of details about the Intel dot station Computers. We are interest to know about the product specification and dealer price list.

Awaiting for your reply.

Regards,
M.Nagaraj / Anitha Nagaraj,
Proprietors,
109, Nachimuthu Gownder Street,
Pollachi - 642 001.
Phone : +91-4259-224526.
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dear sir as u upgrade ram and hdd can we also change processor with higher mhz as board 810e it can supports higher mhz if PROCESSOR IS NOT INBUILD !! thankx
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dear sir as u upgrade ram and hdd can we also change processor with higher mhz as board 810e it can supports higher mhz if PROCESSOR IS NOT INBUILD !! thankx
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Hi guys, some companies and dealers in india are selling these Dot stations as so called cheap and yet very good replacement for desktop computers. Plz dont believe them and dont get trapped. Infact these dot stations are out dated web appliances sold and introduced by intel in the year 2000 in western countries. These aplliances ( they are not desktop computers by ant means)are out dated and finished their life cycle and was sent to scrap by those servce providers who bought from intel. Somehow some ofthe so called companies in India are importing these scrapped items and they are refurbishing it locally and selling them as low cost computers. Plz check this link below for further details.
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html" target="_newWindow">http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html</a>.

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Intel Dot. Station Distributor - North & East India - Looking for Dealers
Why Sell Unbranded or Second-hand Computers?

Indus (IntelĀ®) Dot Station is a low cost, all-in-one, compact, easy to install and use, PC (Personal Computer). Its design allows a minimum use of space. This is all in one compact, envious, cute design with colour monitor integrated with 1 Year Warranty.
for more details, Please feel FREE to Use Live Chat / Call +919311643064 / +91 11 30885772 - 75, Fax: +91 11 41320146 :: www.indusmg.com
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Plz dont believe
Hi guys, some companies and dealers in india are selling these Dot stations as so called cheap and yet very good replacement for desktop computers. Plz dont believe them and dont get trapped. Infact these dot stations are out dated web appliances sold and introduced by intel in the year 2000 in western countries. These aplliances ( they are not desktop computers by ant means)are out dated and finished their life cycle and was sent to scrap by those servce providers who bought from intel. Somehow some ofthe so called companies in India are importing these scrapped items and they are refurbishing it locally and selling them as low cost computers. Plz check this link below for further details.
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html" target="_newWindow">http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html</a>.

Thank u.
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Dear Sir,

We are from Vibhihs System, Pollachi, Coimbatore(Dist), Tamilnadu, India. We are dealing in Computer Sales &#38; service, networking, software development, anit-virus products, educational softwares, laptops, projectors, branded desktop pcs for past 11 years.

We are in need of details about the Intel dot station Computers. We are interest to know about the product specification and dealer price list.

Awaiting for your reply.

Regards,
M.Nagaraj / Anitha Nagaraj,
Proprietors,
109, Nachimuthu Gownder Street,
Pollachi - 642 001.
Phone : +91 - 4259 - 224526.
Posted by vibhihs (4 comments )
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Inquiry for product
Dear Sir,

We are from Vibhihs System, Pollachi, Coimbatore(Dist), Tamilnadu, India. We are dealing in Computer Sales &#38; service, networking, software development, anit-virus products, educational softwares, laptops, projectors, branded desktop pcs for past 11 years.

We are in need of details about the Intel dot station Computers. We are interest to know about the product specification and dealer price list.

Awaiting for your reply.

Regards,
M.Nagaraj / Anitha Nagaraj,
Proprietors,
109, Nachimuthu Gownder Street,
Pollachi - 642 001.
Phone : +91 - 4259 - 224526.
Posted by vibhihs (4 comments )
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dont get trapped - check the facts
Hi guys, some companies and dealers in india are selling these Dot stations as so called cheap and yet very good replacement for desktop computers. Plz dont believe them and dont get trapped. Infact these dot stations are out dated web appliances sold and introduced by intel in the year 2000 in western countries. These aplliances ( they are not desktop computers by ant means)are out dated and finished their life cycle and was sent to scrap by those servce providers who bought from intel. Somehow some ofthe so called companies in India are importing these scrapped items and they are refurbishing it locally and selling them as low cost computers. Plz check this link below for further details.
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html" target="_newWindow">http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html</a>.

Thank u
Posted by reddy_e (4 comments )
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dont get trapped - check the facts
Hi guys, some companies and dealers in india are selling these Dot stations as so called cheap and yet very good replacement for desktop computers. Plz dont believe them and dont get trapped. Infact these dot stations are out dated web appliances sold and introduced by intel in the year 2000 in western countries. These aplliances ( they are not desktop computers by ant means)are out dated and finished their life cycle and was sent to scrap by those servce providers who bought from intel. Somehow some ofthe so called companies in India are importing these scrapped items and they are refurbishing it locally and selling them as low cost computers. Plz check this link below for further details.
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html" target="_newWindow">http://www.channeltimes.com/India/News/Refurbished_IntelDot_Stations_Sold_As_New_PCs/551-72111-748.html</a>.

Thank u
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