Axentra's Rumba Server Appliance
October 09, 2003
Here's the recipe: take one Mini-ITX compatible motherboard with an 800Mhz C3 CPU, add a couple of additional LAN ports, a 256MB DIMM and a 40GB hard drive. Stir in a Linux distribution preconfigured as an Internet Gateway, connecting to an ADSL or Cable modem and acting as an Ethernet switch. Add services such as Web, File, Email and Print Servers. Protect it with a Firewall, and include Spam, IP and Content filtering. Let the whole thing be configurable through an easy to use web interface, and include Mac and Windows compatibility by using SAMBA. Finally, season with a bundle of web-based applications such as a photo album for sharing those special moments with your internet buddies and co-workers...
Comparisons can be drawn with earlier edge-of-network devices by Sun (Cobalt Qube) and Rebel (the Netwinder). It is not a coincidence that the co-founder of Corel Computer (who developed the original Netwinder Server) is now the CEO of Axentra, based in Ottawa, Canada. Axentra are a relaunched OEone Corporation, who make web-based software similar to that bundled with the Rumba.
Inside the case
The Rumba Server Appliance has 2 x PS2 ports, 2 x USB 1.1 ports, 2 x Serial ports, 3 x LAN sockets, a Parallel port and a VGA connector on its rear panel.
If you take a look inside the case you'll see the inner workings look to be a Lex CV860A-3R80, with a hard drive squeezed in there. The Rumba measures 9.25"x7"x2.31" (235x60x178mm) and weighs 5lb (2.3Kg).
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