The BlackDog is a pocket-sized, self-contained computer


  • The BlackDog is a pocket-sized, independent PC with an inherent biometric unique mark peruser which was produced in 2005[1] by Domain Frameworks, which is connected to and controlled by the USB port of a host PC utilizing its fringe gadgets for information and yield. 

  • It is a versatile individual server which permits a client to utilize Linux, ones applications and information on any PC with a USB port. The host machine's screen, console, mouse, and Web association are utilized by the BlackDog for the span of the session. As the framework is independent and disengaged from the host, requiring no extra establishment, it is conceivable to make utilization of untrusted PCs, yet utilizing a protected framework. Different equipment emphasess exist, and the first engineer Domain Frameworks shut down in 2007, being grabbed by the successor Inaura, Inc.Identified as the BlackDog, the Venture BlackDog, or Unique BlackDog, the principal equipment form was touted as "not at all like whatever other versatile registering gadget, BlackDog contains its own particular processor, memory and capacity, and is totally fueled by the USB port of a host PC with no outside power connector required."[2] It was made in conjunction with Domain Framework's Venture BlackDog Aptitudes Challenge (declared on Oct 27, 2005)[3] which should raise intrigue, and make a designer group encompassing the item. The BlackDog was openly accessible for buy from the Venture BlackDog site in September 2005 for the individuals who wished to participate in the challenge or to try different things with the stage. Generation finished in mid January 2006 when the challenge shut. 

  • On 7 February 2006, the champs of the challenge were declared for the classifications: Security (the Michael Chenetz), Amusement (Michael Lord), Efficiency (Terry Bayne) and "Dogpile" (Paul Chandler).[4] On Feb 15, 2006, amid the Open Source Business Gathering, San Franscisco, Terry Bayne was reported the excellent prize victor of the challenge and got USD50,000 for his creation "Kibble," a device for building coordination arrangements between the host PC and the BlackDog gadget utilizing a Cleanser based RPC component to send discretionary LUA code to be executed on the host PC from the BlackDog.[5] At this meeting, the second emphasis of the BlackDog, the K9 was freely reported. 

  • K9[edit] 

  • Distinguished as the K9 Ultra-Versatile Server, or K9, this form was declared at the Open Source Business Gathering in February 2006 with expected accessibility in the second from last quarter of 2006. In any case, organization turbulences (see Organization History beneath) kept the K9 from being sold until mid 2009 by Inaura, Inc. 

  • Special writing demonstrates the shape variable to be the same as the middle of the road iD3 model a thin chrome display taking after an iPod Nano, yet all dark with a rubber treated outside. Before Domain Frameworks close down, there were working models of the K9, the equipment outline appeared to be done, and the product was useful. 

  • As far as equipment, it varied from the First BlackDog in these angles: 

  • 128 MB Slam 

  • 1GB Blaze NAND Memory 

  • 60 stick Hiroshi connector replaces MMC opening (proposed for a USB association link, and custom links to bolster extra peripherals) 

  • OLED show replaces pointer Drove of first form (1.1 crawl show, 96x64 determination, 4 bit grayscale Highly contrasting) 

  • Measurements: H: .50" W: 2.0" L: 3.75" 

  • iD3[edit] 

  • The iD3 was a variation of the K9, utilizing similar equipment details, proposed for corporate use with a coordinating administration switch/server recognized as the iD1200. It was declared as being a piece of the Personality item arrangement and was, for example, showcased on the Installed Frameworks Gathering in San Jose, CA (April 3–7, 2006).[6] The last Domain Frameworks iD3 shape consider looked like a little Nokia cellphone. 

  • Software[edit] 

  • The product was initially in view of Debian until 2008. The venture changed to utilizing Olmec Linux. 

  • Debian GNU/Linux (pre-2008)[edit] 

  • At the point when connected to a USB port of a Windows XP machine, the BlackDog at first introduced itself to the host as a virtual Album ROM drive. By means of an autorun application the BlackDog then naturally propelled the X Window framework for Windows Xming and a product NAT switch. Once those applications were running, the virtual USB Cd ROM drive separated, and the USB introduced itself as a virtual Ethernet connector, empowering system get to. Without requiring any establishments or client collaborations, the client could get to the contained applications and information from any Windows PC. With further arrangement steps, it was conceivable to likewise run the BlackDog on Linux and Macintosh PCs. 

  • A short Engadget survey expressed that "it runs Firefox fine, and ought to be incredible for taking your own particular program, email, and visit customers for utilize wherever \[you are\], however that will most likely be about this little 400MHz person can handle."[7] 

  • The principal programming rendition depended on Debian Sid running a 2.6.10 Portion. It contained some example default applications, for example, xterm, XBlast, and XGalaga and permitted establishment of the Firefox webbrowser, an email customer and other extra programming accessible through authority and group Able storehouses facilitated by the project.[8] 

  • It was endeavored to animate the formation of further applications and utilize cases for the BlackDog by working up a group. The venture and discourse foundation, named DogPound, utilized an establishment of the venture facilitating programming (SourceForge). A SDK with a QEMU emulator environment for Windows XP, Linux and Macintosh OS X was discharged to encourage the creation and porting of utilizations to the BlackDog framework. 

  • Albeit the vast majority of the BlackDog programming was free programming, the gadget contained some exclusive innovation and protected innovation created by Domain Frameworks Inc., which was later exchanged to Resound Character Frameworks lastly wound up having a place with Inaura Partnership. 

  • The official storehouse for the venture vanished in mid-February 2007 because of Domain Frameworks Inc. shutting and was reactivated by its successor Inaura Inc. starting late-June 2007. (There does not appear to be an archive in Nov. 2011). Until at some point in 2009, Michael Ruler (champ of the Stimulation classification of the challenge) kept up a free reinforcement of the official stores and examination aggregates and also vaults for different engineers at the now-outdated Holy person Louis, MO based ArchLUG site. 

  • The official site for the venture www.projectblackdog.org still has all the earmarks of being up as of December 2013, yet has been damaged by a few "brisk money" cash loan specialists that have bargained the site by means of the WordPress content administration framework it employments. There does not give off an impression of being whatever other unique substance staying other than the landing page and the promotions for the cash loaning sites.Starting in late 2007, Olmec Linux was ported to the Blackdog and K9 devices.,[9] which is a Debian-inferred Linux circulation intended for little inserted stages, for example, the gumstix. At the point when sold as a feature of the Inaura Inc. item offering, BlackDog/K9 was utilizing the Olmec-based version

  • Domain Frameworks Corporate history[edit] 

  • Domain Frameworks Inc. was established in 2002, situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, raising $8.5 million drove by GMG Capital in its Cycle A, with Chief Rick White, depicting itself as "provid\[ing\] a cutting edge Portable Venture Stage that improves the conveyance of utilizations and administrations to end-clients over the disseminated enterprise.

  • Amid 2006, Domain Frameworks concentrates on their iD3 line of items and the K9 item dispatch was put off inconclusively. In January 2007, two then-unidentified gatherings containing previous Domain Frameworks representatives and financial specialists endeavored, autonomously, to permit or move the K9 equipment and programming to a different organization to proceed with improvement and creation, because of the disintegration of Domain Frameworks and proceeded with engineer group enthusiasm for the idea, and in addition supposed effective test cases programs. 

  • One of Domain Frameworks' patrons then posted an open dispossession see, and in a court-managed abandonment listening to various speculators offer on the organization's advantages in a shut offer. Accordingly, the greater part of Domain's advantages, including the iD3 and K9-arrangement equipment, their working frameworks, and the venture administration switch code, were purchased out by another firm, Reverberate Personality Frameworks, which was enlisted as a Salt Lake City organization on February 1, 2007.[13] This organization guaranteed to be proceeding with the endeavor product offering, and re-utilized about the majority of the old Domain Frameworks site format and representation. No say of the K9 product offering was made anyplace on the Reverberate Character Frameworks site. The previous Domain Frameworks site diverted iD3 and BlackDog clients to a transitional bolster site advising about the benefit change, Domain Frameworks shutting, and that item support would be finished by Reverberate Personality Frameworks (however no clarification with regards to the degree of the support is given). 

  • It gives the idea that advantages were soon purchased once more from Resound Personality Frameworks to a gathering of speculators supported by previous Domain Frameworks workers and financial specialists. In light of unverified group reports (September 2007), it seems new designer models of the K9 have been seeded to the Venture BlackDog challenge champs. In November 2007, the new proprietors developed as Inaura Inc, with Chief and president Diminish Bookman,[14] who is one of the first prime supporters of Domain Frameworks. CFO of the new organization is Rodney Rasmussen, who had both enrolled Resound Character Frameworks and Inaura as an Utah company[15] .[16] They set up an inadequate site lacking particular item descriptions.Inaura Inc. portrays itself as "once in the past known as" Genuine Frameworks Inc. and Reverberate Personality Frameworks terminated as an organization in June 2008.

  • In 2008, the Aurora Inc. site was overhauled to give subtle elements on the organization and item. The K9 gadget is presently being marked as the K9 Ultra Portable Validation Key (UMAK)

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