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ThinLinX sells out

ThinLinX sells out

Hardware developer, ThinLinX, has sold-out of an inaugural shipment of a locally-made modem-sized Linux thin-client device.

The Brisbane-based business is now looking for both distribution and resellers for future hardware runs of the device, which was developed in-house.

ThinLinX CEO, John Nicholls, said that the Hot-e device was designed to be a replacement for desktop PCs in environments including schools and point of sale.

"We are seeing a lot of interest in the Hot-e from a number of places including supermarkets, restaurants and schools," Nicholls said. "The device is so small and light, you can use it in a lot of locations."

The tiny, brightly coloured devices were being manufactured in Adelaide and retail around $385 each, Nicholls said.

"This was only our first production run, and as word gets around and production increases, the opportunities for resellers are huge," Nicholls said. "We are getting enquiries from all over the world."

Nicholls said that the business was also ramping up an ASP model, which would be enabled by the Hot-e, but was content to initially talk about the sold out run of hardware.

He has already been approached by a major vendor, proposing a possible partnership.


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