A marriage made in heaven between PCs and satellites may only materialise in the US, it emerged today.
Adaptec has introduced a satellite receiver card allowing PC users to access the Web but a European representative said the company ?had no plans? to release it here.
The move to provide Web access via satellite is the result of a deal between Adaptec, Microsoft and operator Direct TV. IBM and Gateway 2000 will join the scheme in the US too.
The DSS (digital satellite services) receiver card will be used by manufacturers to sell PC-TVs for home entertainment, with digital download speeds of around 30Mbps. The device will include a smartcard with a subscriber service using a set-top box.
Two weeks ago, Intel announced an agreement with a European company to provide similar facilities here.
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