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Archive for September, 2000

Nanux or Nanix?

September 30, 2000

Every day the web site at www.nanux.com gets visitors looking for an exciting new product. . . On some days, emails are backed up waiting for more information about this newest embedded Linux. This would seem the dream of most business owners! However at Nanux, it is not. You see, the visitors and emails are looking for Nanix, with an “i”. (more…)

Article: Embedded Linux — one year later

September 29, 2000

If you could travel back in time to the Embedded Systems Conference of September 1999, you would find that the “Embedded Linux Market” simply did not exist, one short year ago. Sure, a growing number of developers and a handful of companies were starting to embed Linux. But as a market that anyone tracked, or paid attention to, Embedded Linux simply hadn't made it onto the radar screens. (more…)

Article: Inder Singh: address to the ELC Meeting

September 29, 2000

Foreword: the following talk on the state of Embedded Linux and the status and goals of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) was given by Inder Singh, ELC Chairman (and CEO of LynuxWorks), at the first bi-annual membership meeting of the ELC held on September 28, 2000 in San Jose, CA . . . (more…)

Embedded Linux — one year later

September 29, 2000

LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum offers a perspective and retrospective on the current state of embedded Linux, and its progress over the past year, after attending the “big” Embedded Systems Conference in September, 2000. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

FSMLabs RTLinux team “hits the road”

September 29, 2000

(announcement) — Members of the FSMLabs RTLinux team are heading around the world to spread the word about real-time and embedded operating systems.

  • CEO Victor Yodaiken will be giving a talk in Yokahama, Japan on October 4. info (more…)

Inder Singh: address to the ELC Meeting

September 29, 2000

This talk on the state of Embedded Linux and the status and goals of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) was given by Inder Singh, ELC Chairman (and CEO of LynuxWorks), at the first bi-annual membership meeting of the ELC held on September 28, 2000 in San Jose, CA . . . (more…)

Notes from the ELC meeting (LWN)

September 29, 2000

Forrest Cook of Linux Weekly News attended the Embedded Linux Consortium meeting earlier this week at the Embedded Systems Conference, and wrote a brief article with his impressions of the meeting. Cook summarizes the introductory talks by Inder Singh (Chairman of the ELC), Rick Lehrbaum (LinuxDevices.com), and John Cheuck (Vice Chairman of EMBLIX). (more…)

Linux based IP telephones

September 28, 2000

This LinuxDevices Quick Reference Guide includes pointers to our coverage of IP telephones that run embedded Linux. For Linux-based mobile phones and smartphones, click here. (more…)

frontpath announces Linux-based portable information appliance

September 27, 2000

frontpath, inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of S3 Inc., today announced ProGear, a wireless Linux-based portable information appliance targeted to vertical market segments. The device supports various rich media formats, includes a 10.4″ TFT display, and obtains user input via either virtual keyboard or handwriting recognition on its touchscreen. (more…)

Security panel maker embeds Linux in smart controller

September 27, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Neoware Systems today announced that Security Applications, Inc. has selected Neoware's Eon information appliance platform and NeoLinux software to power its new, fully networkable security panel, e-Panel. Security Applications (SAI) joins several major retailers and customers from a variety of other industries that have deployed NeoLinux and Eon-based… (more…)

New Linux-Java Internet appliance reference platform

September 27, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Espial today announced the availability of Espial TotalIA, a Linux & Java based Internet appliance reference platform, which includes a completely integrated hardware and software stack intended to significantly reduce time-to-market and minimize get-to-market risks for smart device manufacturers. (more…)

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Red Hat unveils embedded device startup/debug firmware

September 27, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced RedBoot, a standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solution that provides firmware for running and debugging eCos, GNUPro applications, and embedded Linux systems on a wide range of embedded platforms including ARM, MIPS, MN10300, PowerPC, SH, V850, and x86. (more…)

802.11 gateway supports wireless Linux devices

September 27, 2000

Irvine, CA — (press release excerpt) — Intersil Corporation today announced that AbsoluteValue Systems is one of four partners exhibiting cutting-edge wireless networking products this week at its booth at Networld+Interop 2000 in Atlanta, Ga. AbsoluteValue is demonstrating a new 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Access Point that connects users of Linux-based PCs and laptop computers to a wired network. (more…)

Red Hat’s “other OS” targets consumer digital audio devices

September 27, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release extract) — Interactive Objects, Inc., and Red Hat, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance designed to enable the development of a family of new digital audio playback devices based on the Dadio digital audio OS and platform. The Dadio platform, which is built on Red Hat's eCos kernel OS, is a leading solution for OEMs seeking entry into the rapidly growing market for… (more…)

TimeSys to port Linux/RT to MIPS

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation and MIPS Technologies, Inc. today announced a cooperative agreement whereby TimeSys will port Linux/RT to the MIPS Technologies MIPS32TM and MIPS64TM architecture platform. As part of the agreement, TimeSys will become a member of the MIPS Alliance Program. (more…)

Article: The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000

September 26, 2000

Once again, the Embedded Systems Conference opened with a debate (and discussion) about open source. Here's a report from . . . “The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000”. (more…)

Middleware enables Internet-based data acquisition and control

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Diamond Systems Corporation today announced its new DALI Embedded Remote Access software for data collection, monitoring, and control of remote instruments or systems over the Internet. DALI software utilizes the latest in advanced Internet technologies to provide a complete solution for Web-based access to equipment installed at distant locations. (more…)

Tiny StrongARM SBC supports embedded Linux

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Applied Data Systems (ADS) today unveiled Bitsy, the company's smallest single board computer (SBC) to date. Bitsy, which has a 3 x 4 in. footprint, is targeted for the PDA/handheld markets and based on an Intel 32-bit StrongARM SA-1110 RISC processor and SA-1111 companion chip. (more…)

Accelent Systems introduces embedded Linux solution

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Accelent Systems Inc. introduced acceLinux, an embedded/mobile version of the Linux operating system. Based on the open source Linux kernel and an Intel StrongARM platform, Accelent's acceLinux is enhanced to provide a version of Linux with all of the Linux kernel ports and device drivers needed to reduce the learning curve associated with Linux development. (more…)

Red Hat embedded Linux taps Jabber messaging technology

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship with Red Hat to deliver real-time messaging infrastructure to Red Hat embedded Linux. The new Jabber compatibility is designed to make it easy for developers of embedded Linux applications to add real-time messaging and XML routing to their… (more…)