Devon Ceptor: $99 Linux-based HDMI stick for enterprise

Devon IT plans to launch a tiny device called the Ceptor in July which you can plug into any TV or monitor to turn it into a thin client machine. Basically the Ceptor is a $99 device that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. It has an ARM-based processor and runs a Linux-based operating system, but it’s really designed to let you login to remote server running virtual desktop software.

In other words, you plug the $99 Ceptor into a monitor and it acts like a full-fledged computer running Linux, Windows, or other operating systems.

Devon Ceptor

While Devon is positioning the Ceptor as an enterprise device which runs the ZeTOS “zero client” Linux-based operating system, the hardware specs suggest you could probably hack the device to run Ubuntu, Android, or other software.

Still, the Ceptor is notable for being one of the few devices of its type to ship with a Linux-based OS and a focus on enterprise.

Under the hood the Devon Ceptor has a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX6 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, up to 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of flash storage, and an HDMI output. It supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and has a USB OTG port.

The $99 price tag includes 1 year of software support.

The case looks nearly identical to the one for the Zealz GK802, another TV stick with a Freescale processor and support Android and Linux.

via Linux Gizmos




  • toronado455

    Who is Devon?

  • Greg Huddleston

    Only one ? that no one can answer in the HDMI stick space … accelerated 3D windows graphics? If == ‘yes’ (and proof with benchmark), then I am a buyer else…

  • ian geiser

    actually its VERY easy to hack into other things. its a sabresd inside with a wl2xx wifi chip. will also come with consumer android later in the year, right now the focus is citrix hdx.

  • alejandrastrey

    I am quite surprised with this device, it works great and is an ideal choice for those who want to use a computer for running some simple and basic tasks.