Captec saps tech from Aleutia to put its tiny PCs back to work

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/10/2019 | Staff
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British industrial computing specialist Captec has acquired the assets and intellectual property of London-based Aleutia – a maker of tiny, fanless PCs that's been quietly sinking into obscurity.

Captec will rework the designs, originally created for the education sector, and adapt them for hard work in factories and hospitals. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

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Aleutia (pronounced al-oo-sha) was founded in 2006 to design and build low-cost PCs that could support education in Africa. After successful experiments with fanless designs – which make for smaller, quieter and cheaper computers, but require low-power CPUs – the company expanded its business to include healthcare and industrial sectors.

Despite good reviews, the company seems to have quietly ceased trading some time around 2018, and both of its PCs are currently out of stock. The founder and managing director, Mike Rosenberg, is listed as serving as general manager at Africa Power Storage – a company making internet-connected solar inverters and lithium-based storage products. Telephone numbers listed on Aleutia website are not active, and it doesn't seem to be responding to emails.

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A Captec spokesperson confirmed to El Reg that the deal essentially revolves around the PC designs and intellectual property – despite their best intentions, the team at Aleutia didn't manage to build a self-sustaining...
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