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Apr. 22nd, 2005 | 05:53 pm

I just wanted to say kdebluetooth is nice.

I tried to use bluetooth a several linux kernel versions ago, and my computer locked up when I disconnected the internal bluetooth adapter. The new 2.6.11 kernel has none of these problems, and so I could spend some time playing with kdebluetooth.

I can now send pictures and videos from my phone to my computer, I can used bemused to control my media player, I can right click on a file in the file manager to send a file to my phone.

It just needs an SMS send/receive app, preferably embedded in kopete

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Bemused-like project for a media + home automation solution

from: lauracher
date: May. 16th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
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I noticed you work with Bemused. We’re working on a cool new open source project called Pluto. It consists of a “Core”: a central media server to distribute movies, music and tv shows throughout the house; a home automation controller for lights, climate, pool, etc.; and a phone system with video conferencing. It also exposes a network boot for “Media Directors” so your PC’s can boot off the net as a media player, PVR and video conferencing set-top box without installing software.

The remote control software, called “Orbiter”, runs on Symbian Bluetooth mobile phones as well as Linux, Windows and Windows CE devices like webpads and pdas. They all feature cover art, interactive maps and floorplans, and let you control any device in the house. The UI is skinnable and multi-language. The mobile phone has a ‘follow-me’ feature so your media and other settings follow you from room to room. When you leave the house, it switches to gprs/wap. So the instant something happens at the house (burglar, doorbell, etc.) you get a live video feed, can control the house, and speak to the person through the stereos. It also includes a plug-and-play back-end for Squeeze Boxes, IP phones and cameras.

Check it out at plutohome.com. It’s already useable. If any of the Bemused team would like to work with us on a bridge so Bemused and Pluto can work together, or add support for other types of phones, we have forums or you can email chris.m (at) plutohome.com

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