What is Cotton Candy?

Cotton Candy is the first generation, any screen microcomputer from FXI Technologies’ line of Cstick device platforms.

It is a USB stick sized computer that provides a single, secure point of access to a user’s personal cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen.  The device serves as a companion to smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs and Macs, as well adds smart capabilities to existing displays, TVs, set top boxes and other media that supports USB mass storage.

Cotton Candy packs the most computing performance into the smallest size and is the only microcomputer that can be used with laptop and PC screens as well as HDMI displays and TVs.  It’s patented any screen architecture combined with its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and support for both open source Linux or Android operating systems, makes the device ideal for providing a completely uniform computing experience across the world of screens.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Entertainment

Challenge

Consumers are often limited to streaming content to one screen in general at one location. Also the fragmentation driven by owners of closed ecosystems lead to inefficiencies that cause frustration among users

Solution

Cotton Candy is a complete computer platform that allows a single, secure point of access to all personal cloud services and apps through your favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. The device can serve as a portable, secure thin client on PCs, Macs and notebooks as well as a set top box, gaming system, cloud computer and more.

Benefits

  • Cloud computing for the masses.
  • Enjoy a familiar computing experience on any system, while surfing the Internet freely, using typical programs and accessing sensitive files without the concern of intermingling data or leaving ehind personal files and passwords.
  • HD video and performance gaming on the go.
  • Access cloud entertainment everywhere and share it on any screen.
  • Easy to use.
  • Lightweight, portable and durable.
  • Works with Bluetooth, Wifi and RF peripherals from smartphones, to remotes to keyboards and game controllers.

 

 


 

 

Digital Signage

Customer

Retail advertising, retail branding, corporate communications, restaurants, corporations, education, government, hospitality.

Challenge

Employing digital signage typically requires complex integrations of individual components from multiple sellers; this usually results in high total cost of ownership and limited scalability. Additionally, many digital signage deployments are PC-based so they are exposed to the same security problems associated with PCs.

Solution

Cotton Candy is a cost-effective and high performance digital signage solution. It decodes MPEG-4, H.264 and other video formats and display HD graphics on any HDMI equipped screen. Content can be controlled via smartphones, keyboards, mice and other USB peripherals.

Benefits

  • Easily display your brand messages and images  on any screen.
  • Add smart capabilities to existing displays and TVs, while providing security. The data is processed in Cotton Candy and stored in the cloud.
  • Works with most Bluetooth, RF and Wi-Fi peripherals.
  • Use your smartphone as a remote.
  • Completely customizable.
  • Minimal expertise or support required to deploy.

 

 

 

 

 

Download Product Brief

  • HD computing on any screen
  • Most computing power per cubic inch
  • Quad-Core ARM ® Mali™ 400MP GPU
  • Dual core ARM ® Cortex ™ A9 1.2 GHz CPU
  • 1 GB DRAM + Up to 64 GB local storage
  • Takes control of any USB or HDMI device
  • Interfaces with any USB/Bluetooth peripherals
  • Connects to Internet via WiFi
  • Supports all major operating systems and device environments
  • Patented any screen technology
  • Extremely low power
  • Patented security features
  • Mobile components, PC performance

 

 

 

BYOD Enterprise

Challenge

Mixing personal and business applications and data has the potential to introduce malware such as viruses that can infect devices and possibly lead to the compromise of corporate information. Enterprises must keep data secure for various confidentiality and business reasons. How to ensure the privacy and security of employer data on a BYOD device?

Solution

With Cotton Candy, business data is locked and remains in the cloud or company-controlled servers, with proper security. Consequently, if the device is lost or stolen, the data is not on the device itself.

Benefits

  • Cotton Candy enables connectivity to the internet and the cloud and the VPN from anywhere, on any screen – including laptops.
  • Works within corporate secure networks.
  • Customizable.
  • Supports open source Android and Linux.
  • Reduces equipment costs.
  • Lowers BYOD risks.
  • Increases reuse and sharing of monitors and accessories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development Platform

Challenge

Content aggregators and software and game developers strive to make a consistent user experience across all screens, but to get there they all must contend with the high level of fragmentation in computing power in TV-sets, tablets and computer screens.

Solution

Cotton Candy represents one platform providing one user experience on all devices.  Cotton Candy allows any Intel processor-based laptop or PC with a USB connection to be used as a thin client to the Android or Linux Ubuntu operating systems running on the Cotton Candy. Use multiple SD cards to house multiple OS – for instance one Android and one Linux. With Cotton Candy you can boot from separate Micro SDs.

Benefits

  • Cotton Candy supports all major operating systems and device environments.
  • Familiar user interface across all screens improves productivity.
  • Affordable.
  • Portable.
  • Open source Android and Linux code.
  • Leverage FXI kernel and OS drops.
  • Interact with Cstick technical forums and support.
  • JTAG and Serial Connector debug boards available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart TV

Customer

Subscribers of media services that need to be delivered via a standard Set Top Box

Challenge

Smart TVs integrate streaming video, digital video recordings and Internet content running complete operating system software. The only problem is that all those hot features come at a high price.

Solution

Keep your old TV, connect Cotton Candy with an HDMI TV, plug in a USB power cord to an electrical source, then manage your on-screen media with a SmartPhone, Bluetooth/WiFi mouse and keyboard, or a Remote Control.

Benefits for consumers

  • Access Cloud apps and documents, play games, surf the web, view photos and HD video on the big screen with friends, colleagues and family.
  • All your personal media can be shared and enjoyed on whatever screen is convenient wherever you go.
  • HD quality entertainment on any screen.
  • Carry it in your pocket or purse, lightweight, durable.
  • Maintain privacy when you want it.

Benefits for Service Providers

  • Branded Cotton Candy allows service providers to build an ecosystem around the device, this enables the subscriber to access the services from anywhere, potentially increasing service consumption and recurring revenue.
  • Sell a variety of accessories.
  • Great companion product to smartphones and tablets.