The device, the WebPad Internet Appliance, lets more than one person connect to the Web from as far as 150 feet away from a base station, which provides the Internet connection. The appliance will sell for $995.
Honeywell, based in Morristown, N.J., wants to tap a market for Internet appliances that it expects to reach $17.8 billion by the year 2004. The WebPad will accommodate other Honeywell products such as microwaves, refrigerators and the Home Controller Gateway, which controls a home's heating and security systems.
The company is the world's biggest maker of automated controls.
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