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Poorts: Web and Kitchen Counter Culture

Jun 24th, 2016 | By

Poort Technologies Inc. has announced its next home automation device, based on the iPad. This high-design, plastic injection version adds a novel form factor and web portal option for the hundreds of millions of iPad and Samsung S2 tablets now in circulation.

This newest Poort offers a rich environment for communications, home entertainment and industrial controls. Poort controllers are expected to find their highest usage over kitchen and work counters, where they exploit WiFi and the emerging AI architectures to re-purpose tablets inexpensively, as fixed automation and entertainment appliances.

The company invites OEM and partnering inquiries during its introduction to industry and consumers, with production in 3Q/2016.



Web Poortals a New Form Factor for Home Automation

Apr 19th, 2015 | By
Poort Counter Computer

A Poort housing transforms 10″ tablets into a fixed entertainment and Web portal, especially over counter areas. Its low cost and strong audio make it an affordable and intriguing option anywhere.



Design Advantages of the Poort

Apr 1st, 2015 | By
Poort Modular Housing

A Poort introduces a new device category, whose functions derive from its physical design.



Counter Culture: Poorts Upgrade Tablets to Web Appliances

Feb 8th, 2015 | By
Poort Counter Computer

Poorts transform kitchens into an entertainment area, and cooking into a multimedia ballet. A window on the richness of the Web, a Poort is a reliable companion that works and plays alongside you.



The Elusive Kitchen Computer

Jun 7th, 2014 | By

Music in the kitchen has been some time in coming, then arrived all at once – as the Internet.



Elevaed Announces LifePad Platform based on Poorts, Telephony

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

The company is seeking development partners for its LifePad™ Solution’s onsite responses to cardiac arrests and overdoses, which together are our major killers in high rises.



Poorts Introduce Full Internet Tablets for Restaurants, Bars

Mar 26th, 2014 | By

Poorts force hospitality executives to rethink tablet deployment completely. The Poort’s low overhead and full web access have reset the boundaries to include advanced entertainment and reservation features.



Poorts Offer the Internet to dated Sports Bars

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

Satellite feeds and a bazillion screens in sports bars is getting old. Poorts are a new option that bring the Internet, warts and all, into these adult facilities. But the real attraction may be how they sound, collectively, compared to canned music.



PoortSide Offers Cafes, Diners Unique Event Hosting

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

Cafe owners depend on repeat patronage by satisfied regulars – it is their core goodwill. Great food and service are paramount of course, but increasingly it is the Web that is the prime driver for group or business visits. How can net-savvy customers become aware of a cafe’s offerings, without expensive mobile advertising schemes? Google’s

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Community Wireless Networks Gain Traction

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

Free Internet, yes, with interesting security aspects. This NYT article is a resource directory for firing one up locally.