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Pulse-Eight Limited (Pulse-Eight) is a hardware designer and manufacturer based in the United Kingdom producing consumer electronics for the home entertainment, as well as for hotel industry and system integration. Pulse-Eight sells both custom and commercial off-the-shelf hardware solutions primarly designed for XBMC Media Center software, such as remote controls, HTPC systems and accessories.
1 Hardware products
Pulse-Eight's major product line is a remote control, dubbed "Nyxboard Hybrid", made by Motorola designed for use within XBMC and other Media Center software packages, a custom HTPC set-top-box pre-installed with XBMC that they call "PulseBox", and a USB and HDMI CEC Adapter designed in-house, with additional smaller lines utilising components from ZOTAC.
2 Software products
Pulse-Eight also offers a performance tuned free and open source embedded operating system that they call "PulseOS" designed to run on their PulseBox hardware platform, and is based on OpenELEC which is meant to be used on your dedicated HTPC system. PulseOS does just like OpenELEC provide a complete media center software suite that comes with a pre-configured version of XBMC and optimized third-party addons. In addition Pulse-Eight offers free performance tuned embedded versions of XBMC that they call their "Pulse" package which is also based on OpenELEC that can be installed on any HTPC hardware, and not just their PulseBox.
3 Relationship with XBMC
Pulse-Eight was founded by a few members of the XBMC Media Center staff with the intention of donating a portion of sales to the XBMC foundation.