Customer Case Study – Orfea / Accor


Accor, the European leader in the hotel industry, needed a low maintenance internet kiosk solution for their Orfea hotel lobbies. They looked into Linutop because they realized that with a standard PC, there would still be a need for technical intervention in case of computer crashes and virus attacks, as well as the need to guard against security threats with an anti-virus software which itself would need to be maintained.

When they approached Linutop, they found that the Linutop 2 required very little maintenance because of its secure operating system which could be set to a read-only mode and also be rebooted to its default settings, erasing any prior alterations. Also, Linutop’s light operating system that can be saved on a USB key enabled them to replicate the same configuration in numerous hotel lobbies and backup the default settings at the same time.

Using Linutop 2, Accor was able to implement an internet kiosk solution without requiring on-site IT help. The fact that Linutop 2 is fanless, small, and can be mounted on the back of a computer screen with its mounting bracket allowed Accor to have internet kiosks that were discrete as well.

Later on, after Linutop released Linutop 3, Accor decided to purchase the newer model, which runs on the same operating system as Linutop 2, to replace the older model for their internet kiosks. They chose to reuse Linutop 2 as the digital display solution, presenting their breakfast and lunch menus, as well as weather and traffic information.

For a comparison of Linutop 2 and 3, click here.

Linutop Kiosk is available!


At the Solutions Linux trade show in Paris in March 2010, Linutop announced the latest version of its operating system (v.3.1). This version includes Linutop’s kiosk software, which simplifies the set up of a secured internet kiosk or digital display.

When asked how this development came about, Frédéric Baille, CEO of Linutop, answered, “Our customers already caught on to the fact that Linutop is perfectly suited for kiosks and display thanks to the fact that it’s energy efficient, low maintenance and easily deployed. Now, we’re giving them the tools they need to deploy this solution simply and efficiently. Compared to other providers of kiosk and digital signage solutions, Linutop is less expensive and has minimal maintenance costs.”

This new kiosk software has the following features:

Internet Kiosk – This software module enables the selection of the starting homepage, locking the Linutop on designated websites and blocking certain websites. Other parameters of the web browser can also be set, including archives management, maximum number of simultaneously open windows, and the timed out message.

Digital Signage – This software module manages the display playlist, including the time and order, and can support JPEG, URLs, and video files. A loop of any combination of these files can be composed by simply dragging and dropping icons.

Linutop 2 and 3 come pre-installed with the new OS. Try it out with this free demo download.

Existing customers can also upgrade using this USB key.

Linutop OS 3.1 is available in 4 versions: Linutop 2, Linutop 3, eeePC, and the Downloadable ISO Live CD Demo version.

For more information about Linutop’s operating system, click here.

At the Solutions Linux trade show in Paris in March 2010, Linutop announced the latest version of its operating system. This version includes Linutop’s kiosk software, which simplifies the set up of a secured internet kiosk or digital display.
When asked how this development came about, Frédéric Baille, CEO of Linutop, answered, “Our customers already caught on to the fact that Linutop is perfectly suited for kiosks and display thanks to the fact that it’s energy efficient, low maintenance and easily deployed. Now, we’re giving them the tools they need to deploy this solution simply and efficiently. Compared to other providers of kiosk and digital signage solutions, Linutop is less expensive and has minimal maintenance costs.”
This new kiosk software has the following features:
Internet Kiosk – This software module enables the selection of the starting homepage, locking the Linutop on designated websites and blocking certain websites. Other parameters of the web browser can also be set, including archives management, maximum number of simultaneously open windows, and the timed out message.
Digital Signage – This software module manages the display playlist, including the time and order, and can support JPEG, URLs, and video files. A loop of any combination of these files can be composed by simply dragging and dropping icons.
Linutop 2 and 3 come pre-installed with the new OS. Try it out with this free demo download.
Existing customers can also upgrade using this USB key.
Linutop OS 3.1 is available in 4 versions: Linutop 2, Linutop 3, eeePC, and the Downloadable ISO Live CD Demo version.
For more information about Linutop’s operating system, click here.

Linutop OS 3.1 Press release

March 16th Solutions Linux in Paris

Exhibition and conferences
March 16th , 17th and 18th 2010
Porte de Versailles,
Hall 1

Opening hours:
16th March 9 am to 6 pm
17th March 9 am to 8 pm
18th March 9 am to 6 pm

Linutop Booth B29 
See you there!
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Happy New Year 2010 !

Paris, January 1st, 2010
Happy New Year

Feliz Año Nuevo

Ein Gutes Neues Jahr

Bonne Année

Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Gott nytt år

Felice anno nuovo

Godt nytår

Linutop OS 3.0 is available!

Linutop OS 3.0 is small, secure, powerful and maintenance free:

Perfect for professional use public Internet access, digital signage in industrial environments and displays.

With ready-to-use Linux software

New Setup Menu allows a quick and simple configuration, USB key backup and lock for a specific use.

Linutop OS 3.0 is available in 4 versions:

for :

– Linutop3,
– Linutop2,
– Assus eee,

- Downloadable ISO Live CD Demo:

(More about Linutop OS 3.0 …)

Linutop OS 3.0 Press release

Linutop 3 is available

For Internet Kiosks:

Setup Firefox or any other starting
applications. The kiosk can be locked
with a password so the initial state is always recovered at each
restart, Linutop provides a simple and ready-to-use public Internet access.

For Office desktop:

With Firefox and Open Office stored on an internal flash memory = no
alteration possible by mishap or virus.

For Display or Monitoring:

VLC media player, no moving parts and small size = a very easy and extremely
reliable solution for a web signage and narrowcasting.
It also has a serial port for industrial applications
(More…)

Linutop3 Press release

Customer Case Study – Bosch


Bosch, an international technology company, came to us with the need for a display solution in a factory in Eastern Europe. To optimize production, Bosch wanted to display the state of each production line so that their workers can anticipate and detect any interruption or abnormality. Their requirements were maximum reliability, even in the case of a power outage, and minimal power consumption.

After evaluating a number of options, Bosch chose to implement Linutop 2 with its mounting brackets, discretely mounted on the back of VGA monitors. Linutop Operating System was configured with a small script that displayed an HTML web page from the company’s production server. This allowed anyone on the factory floor to monitor the production line with a quick glimpse, decreasing production downtime while using minimal energy.

In addition to meeting Bosch’s original requirements, Linutop’s secure operating system that can be set to a read-only mode and have the fall-back of its reboot feature gave Bosch the peace of mind that it was looking for. Finally, Linutop’s light operating system that can be saved on a USB key made it easy for Bosch to replicate the same configuration on numerous PCs throughout its factory and backup simultaneously.

Solution Linux 2009 : tristan Nitot discovering Linutop 3

Tristan Nitot, Mozilla Europe president, discovering Linutop 3 at “Solutions Linux” exhibition.

Solutions Linux 2009 : Christophe Sautier – Ubuntu-fr

Christophe Sautier president of Ubuntu-fr.org, the french Ubuntu community and founder of Objectif-libre.com a company based in Toulouse offering Ubuntu management & Consultancy.

Solutions Linux 2009 : France Wireless

Présentation de France Wireless, organisation associative à but non lucratif ayant pour but le développement d’un vaste réseau sans fil libre et gratuit.

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