Aleutia

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Aleutia Computers Ltd.
Type Privately held, for-profit company
Industry Computer hardware
Founded October, 2006
Founders Michael Rosenberg, Founder
Headquarters London, UK
Number of locations 1[1]
Area served Products in 64+ countries[2]
Products desktop computers, thin clients, nettops, workstations, embedded systems, set-top boxes, servers, computer monitors, and solar panels[2]
Services eClinic software as a service[3]
Employees 4+[4]
Website www.aleutia.com
The Aleutia T1 desktop.

Aleutia Computers Ltd.[5] (pronounced al-oo-sha[2]) is a privately owned computer manufacturer based in London, United Kingdom. Its product range consists of low-power desktop and server computers. Its products are used in the developing world and as original base designs for externally branded products.[2] Its computers have been purchased by Unicef, Tesco, Schlumberger, Pret a Manger, Virgin Media, and the National Health Service.[2] All computers come with the option to ship a version of Ubuntu or Linux Mint, alongside the mainstream choice of Microsoft Windows.[6]

History[edit]

Aleutia was founded in London by Michael Rosenberg in October 2006,[7] motivated by the unreliability, inefficiency, and expense of the Hewlett-Packard PCs in the internet cafe he had set up in Takoradi, Ghana in the summer of 2006.[8][9]

Its first product was the E1, which was introduced for public sale in October 2007, was a fanless, low-power computer targeting the need for energy efficient computers in African nations.[10]

Products[edit]

T series[edit]

The T series of Atom-based nettop PCs is the longest-running and most popular. It comprises the T1 and the All-in-One, and the discontinued T1-R and T2.

D series[edit]

The discontinued D series of desktop PCs are more powerful than the T series. It comprises the D1, D2, and D3.

Product list[edit]

Product name Description Introduced Discontinued
T1 / Tango 1[11] An Atom-based Mini-ITX computer that is aimed at nettop and thin-client use by both individuals and businesses.  ? no
All In One The T1 with an integrated 21.5-inch LED display.[6] 2013 no
R50 Server in a "sealed chassis".[6] 2013 no
T1-R Similar to the T1, but "ruggedized".[12] >=2010 2013
T2 / Tango 2[11] Similar to the T1, but with a dual-core Atom processor and a larger case to accommodate the larger heatsink.  ? Before 2013-03-14
H1 A product was introduced in 2006 with this name as "a handheld, low-powered, extremely affordable linux-based computer";[13] it was discontinued around 2007. Another product, the "H1 Hotel PC", was introduced in 2010.[14] 2010 Before 2013-03-14
H3 VESA-mountable high-performance thin client.[15] 2008-2010 Before 2013-03-14
E1 A desktop "designed for Rural Africa".[16] 2006/7 2007/8
E2 VESA-mountable mini computer.[17] 2007/8 2010/11
D1 / Delta 1[11] Silent desktop office PC.[18] 2008-2010 Before 2013-03-14
D2 / Delta 2[11] "Designed for power users".[18][19] 2010 Before 2013-03-14
D3 / Delta 3 Dual/quad-core mini desktop.[11] 2010/11 Before 2013-03-14
P1 "Perfect as server or for Boats."[20] 2008-10 2010/11
X1 Low-power server.[12] >=2010 2013
Relia Industrial media PC.[12] >=2011 2013
M1 Industrial server.[12] >=2010 2013
Solar Classroom In A Box All the IT equipment required for a solar-powered rural classroom.[12] >=2011 2013
12V Monitor 11-watt 20-inch LED display.[21] 2010/11 Before 2013-03-14

Clients[edit]

Pret a Manger[edit]

Aleutia supplies the T1 computers used as point-of-sale servers in every Pret a Manger store in the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong running Omnico Hospitality software.[22]

Uganda Communications Commission[edit]

A project being run by the Uganda Communications Commission to provide ICT to all Ugandan schools has chosen the T1 over the Asus Eee due to the T1's fan-less design.[23]

Ethiopia ConnectED[edit]

The Ethiopia ConnectED project aimed to "build a solar-powered computer learning center that integrated the technology, theories of change, and pedagogical practices from the Hole-in-the-Wall, Education for All, and One Laptop Per Child initiatives."[24] Aleutia supplied T1 PCs running Edubuntu, along with LED monitors, and solar kits.[25]

Programme ABC[edit]

Aleutia supplies the hardware and "eClinic" software used on the ground by the "Access to Basic Care" (ABC) programme, which runs 12 healthcare clinics in Oyo State, Nigeria.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Aleutia. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Enabling Free Healthcare in Rural Clinics". Aleutia. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Team". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "WebCHeck". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Products". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Overview". Aleutia. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  8. ^ About Us at the Wayback Machine (archived July 26, 2010)
  9. ^ About Us at the Wayback Machine (archived April 20, 2013)
  10. ^ "Aleutia E1". ZDNet. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Products at the Wayback Machine (archived July 7, 2011)
  12. ^ a b c d e All products at the Wayback Machine (archived March 14, 2013)
  13. ^ Products at the Wayback Machine (archived December 21, 2006)
  14. ^ H1 Hotel PC at the Wayback Machine (archived August 10, 2010)
  15. ^ H3 VESA PC at the Wayback Machine (archived August 10, 2010)
  16. ^ Products at the Wayback Machine (archived December 15, 2007)
  17. ^ Products at the Wayback Machine (archived December 17, 2008)
  18. ^ a b Products at the Wayback Machine (archived August 10, 2010)
  19. ^ D1 Mini Atom PC at the Wayback Machine (archived August 10, 2010)
  20. ^ Products at the Wayback Machine (archived July 23, 2010)
  21. ^ 12V Monitor at the Wayback Machine (archived September 28, 2011)
  22. ^ "Pret Point Of Sale servers worldwide". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Solar ICT Classrooms at 113 Rural Uganda Schools". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  24. ^ Jason R.Atwood, USA; Davis Projects for Peace. "Ethiopia ConnectED". Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Solar Computers in Rural Ethiopia Used by 700 Students". Aleutia. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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