Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hyperion announces Amiga Netbook for mid-2012 commercial release

Representative Netbook Image

At the just completed AmiWest Amiga show, Hyperion Entertainment announced plans to bring to the market an Amiga netbook computer by mid 2012.

Not much information was released, however it was said to include a PowerPC processor, 12″ screen, solid-state memory for storage, external video support, USB, wireless, and other standard ports.

The hardware will be sourced and suited to Hyperions’ specifications from an OEM manufacturer, and the price target is $300-$500 USD including the AmigaOS 4.1 license.

The AmigaOS Team Lead Developer, Steven Solie, said AmigaOS 4.1 was already booting on a prototype version of the Netbook.

Further details will be announced as the release date approaches.

Hyperion launches AmigaOS dedicated website, showcases AmigaOS 4.1

 

 

 

Hyperion Entertainment has launched an official AmigaOS4 website at http://www.amigaos.net.

The new site showcases the latest version of AmigaOS 4.1, outlines all the features and talks about the supported hardware.  There are also links to community sites, retailers, and developer information.

This is in addition to their Developer Blog and the official Support Forums.

With these three sites Hyperion offers comprehensive information and support for all AmigaOS4.x registered users.

 

 

A-EON and AmigaKit form strategic alliance

 

 

 

A-EON & AmigaKit form strategic alliance

AmiWest 2011, Sacramento, 21st October 2011

A-EON Technology is pleased to announce it has formed a new strategic alliance with AmigaKit, the official distributor of the AmigaOne X1000.

As part of this alliance, AmigaKit will jointly fund new AmigaOne hardware developments and will market all future products. Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit said, “This move is in line with our desire to bring exciting new products to the Amiga market, such as our ZorRAM memory card and funding the AmigaOS4.1 Classic update. We welcome this new opportunity to support our Amiga customers.”

Trevor Dickinson added, “A-EON Technology has a very close working relationship with AmigaKit. We appointed them as our lead distributor and they have played a crucial role in helping to deliver the AmigaOne X1000 to market. He also added, I am also delighted that what originally began as my support for AmigaOS software developers in 2005, through my Hardware Donation programme, has resulted in the release of the AmigaOne X1000 in 2011. With AmigaKit taking care of customer contact and support I can now refocus my efforts on funding new hardware and software initiatives for the benefit of the whole Amiga community.” Please refer to the AmigaKit and A-EON Technology website for future updates.

About AmigaKit

AmigaKit is a trading division of Leaman Computing Ltd based in Cardiff, UK. It acquired the stock of Eyetech Group Ltd in 2006 and quickly established itself as a worldwide market leader in the retail and distribution of Amiga hardware and software. A-EON Technology appointed AmigaKit as its primary distributor for the AmigaOne X1000 computer.

About A-EON Technology A-EON Technology was founded in 2009 to fund the development of next generation hardware for the Amiga community working in close cooperation with Hyperion Entertainment, the developers of the AmigaOS.

About the AmigaOne X1000

The AmigaOne X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the Amiga Operating System. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga’s PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a “Software Defined Silicon” co-processor. Above all, it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.

Varisys committs to AmigaONE platform

 

 

 

 

 

Varisys commits to AmigaOne platform

AmiWest 2011, Sacramento, 21st October 2011

A-EON Technology is pleased to announce Varisys, the official developer and manufacturer of the Nemo motherboard for AmigaOne X1000, has strengthened its commitment to the AmigaOne platform.

Throughout the Nemo development phase Varisys has proved an extremely knowledgeable and highly responsive partner. A-EON Technology director Trevor Dickinson said, “We have been very satisfied with Varisys commitment, dedication and quality. When it comes to leading edge PowerPC hardware their level of technical expertise is possibly unrivalled. As a result Varisys has contracted to work on several new development projects to improve and extend the AmigaOne product line.”

Adam Barnes, Varisys Technical Director said, “There is some exciting cutting edge PowerPC technology on the horizon and we are delighted to have the opportunity of bringing this to the AmigaOne platform.”

Varisys Managing Director Paul Gentle added, “We enjoyed working on the Nemo development which provided our first experience of the global Amiga community. We look forward to extending our relationship with the new projects and will do our best to.”

Please refer to the Varisys and A-EON Technology website for future updates.

About Varisys.

Varisys is a producer of Commercial Off The Shelf and provider of bespoke hardware design and manufacturing services for industrial and embedded computing applications. The High Wycombe, UK based company was founded in 2000 by Paul Gentle and Adam Barnes and has earned a reputation for delivering high quality products with a specialisation in PowerPC and FPGA hardware. Varisys have customers in a wide range of industries, in manufacturing, military applications and telecommunications, and are perhaps best known for their development of the PowerPC G4 motherboard used in the immensely popular WholeHog III lighting control console.

A-EON Announces First Contact : AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition

AmiWest 2011, Sacramento, 21st October 2011

AmigaKit and A-EON Technology are pleased to announce that AmigaKit is now taking pre-orders for a First Contact Limited Edition version of the AmigaOne X1000 System.

The First Contact system comprises a fully equipped AmigaOne X1000 complete with the official Boing Ball case and AmigaOS4.1 Update 5 pre-installed. It is also supplied with a license for AmigaOS4.2 which can be downloaded when it is released by Hyperion Entertainment. Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit said “As part of our ongoing commitment to the Amiga community we are delighted to be able to offer the AmigaOne X1000 to our customers. Based on current manufacturing schedules we hope to have the first systems ready for Christmas & New Year delivery.”  A-EON Technology director Trevor Dickinson added “Its been a long and, at times, difficult journey but we are pleased that the Amiga community will finally have access to this exciting new hardware for the AmigaOS4.”

The First Contact system includes the official AmigaOne X1000 Boing Ball case in either black or white and includes the Nemo rev 2.1 motherboard complete with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a Radeon HD4650 graphics card, 500GB HDD,
DVR R/W optical drive, Audio & Ethernet cards.

Prices start from: £1699, USD $2682.56 (excluding AmigaOS4 license, shipping, handling and sales tax).

Optional extras include the Boing Ball keyboard & mouse, Ram, HDD & Optical drive upgrade options plus Debian Squeeze pre-installed in a dual booting configuration with AmigaOS4. Please refer to the special A1-X1000 system configurator on the AmigaKit website for pricing and upgrade options.

All orders will be processed on a first come first served basis.

About AmigaKit.

AmigaKit is a trading division of Leaman Computing Ltd based in Cardiff, UK. It acquired the stock of Eyetech Group Ltd in 2006 and quickly established itself as a worldwide market leader in the retail and distribution of Amiga hardware and software.

A-EON Technology appointed AmigaKit as its primary distributor for the AmigaOne X1000 computer.

About A-EON Technology.

A-EON Technology was founded in 2009 to fund the
development of next generation hardware for the Amiga community working in close cooperation with Hyperion Entertainment, the developers of the AmigaOS.

About the AmigaOne X1000.

The AmigaOne X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the Amiga Operating System. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga’s PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a “Software Defined Silicon” co-processor. Above all, it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.

AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 currently in development and testing

Steven Solie, AmigaOS Development Team Lead, has announced via their Developer Blog that AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 is currently in development and testing.  Update 4 fixes a number of reported issues with Update 3.  Head on over to the Hyperion Developer Blog for latest news.

 

Don't forget…Amiwest this weekend! October 22-23 in California

Amiwest

Amiwest

Don’t forget…this year’s North American Amiga show is this coming weekend….Amiwest will be held Saturday and Sunday October 22-23, with the Friday night beer fest…err “Pre-Show” Friday October 21st.

Don’t miss your chance to see the new AmigaONE X1000 in action!  Head over to the SACC website for updates.  The Blog site has even more up-to-date information here.

I’m told that there will be a number of Amiga luminaries in attendance, including Steven Solie, Jens Schoenfeld, and the stalwart Bill “tekmage” Borsari from the UGN (User Group Network) handling show communications.  AmigaKit will be on-hand to sell you all the latest stuff, and free AROS disks are being given out at the show!  Other announced vendors include A-EON Technology (AmigaONE X1000), Individual Computers, PageStream, Efficient by Design, Viva Amiga, and Hyperion Entertainment.

Post a comment if you are planning to attend the show!

Weather Forecast for Sacramento for next weekend: