STD to re-open from MondayBy Chris Williams. Published: 13th Jul 2004, 19:46:18 | Permalink | Printable
Provided everyone plays niceAs a result of events at yesterday's RISCOS Ltd. shareholder meeting, Stuart Tyrrell Developments have issued a statement to say they are re-opening from Monday 19th July. Due to the on-going Castle-RISCOS Ltd. dispute, STD closed their doors earlier this month, explaining that they needed to "reduce existing losses and minimise exposure to new ones".
STD say that their products, namely the Unipod, the STD USB podule, their PS2 mouse converter, the STD 100MBit NIC podule and the A6 series of WindowsXP PCs running RISC OS Adjust with VirtualAcorn, will all be available to order from next week.
Turning up the heat, STD add that their announcement "may be subject to Castle Technology Ltd fulfilling certain obligations in a timely manner." They also describe the A6 as "running RISC OS 4.39, licensed from RISC OS Ltd, under the VirtualRPC-Adjust emulator".
Today's news from STD signifies more than just the fact that STD can begin selling their RISC OS products again; it appears to mean that, as far as STD are concerned, VirtualRiscPC, the controversial yet popular RiscPC emulator for Windows, is shipping again after it was previously halted. STD's announcement also fails to mention the A75 (STD's native ARM7 powered machine, that runs RISC OS Adjust), which we assume is still on hold.
Update at 22:25 13/7/2004
On where the A75 fits in all this, STD's Matt Edgar simply commented to drobe.co.uk, "The A75 is an Advantage Six product for OEM customers, we have been keeping these customers informed throughout." Advantage Six being the side of STD that larger companies outside of the RISC OS arena deal with, so draw your prefered conclusions from this, as necessary.
Matt also declined to comment "at this time" on exactly what obligations Castle are expected to fulfill.
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