RadiSys Announces Availability of Microware OS-9 v4.1 for ARM, Intel StrongARM, and Hitachi SH-4 Processors

11/13/2002 - RadiSys announced availability of its latest OS-9 real-time operating system (RTOS), with IPv6 support for ARM, Intel® StrongARM and Hitachi® processors. As use of the Internet and the number of Internet-enabled devices expands, the limitations of IPv4 networking technology have resulted in increasingly intractable problems. Asia and Europe are particularly affected by these limitations and Japan has announced a government mandate to move to IPv6 by the year 2005.

"IPv6 is important to our customers, especially those in Japan and Europe. Our solution enables developers to use OS-9 in next-generation Internet-enabled products that require the scalability, security and auto-reconfiguration features that IPv6 provides," said Henry Moritz, director of OS-9 Embedded Software for RadiSys. "Combined with the high performance and reliability of OS-9, we offer a compelling solution for today's increasingly complex embedded applications."

Microware OS-9® Version 4.1 provides IPv6 through a modular dual IPv4/IPv6 enabled network stack implemented within OS-9's powerful and flexible SoftStax® networking framework. OS-9's full featured dual IPv4/IPv6 enabled stack is based on NetBSD v1.5.1 and provides a socket API and standard TCP/IP suite functionality for both IPv4 and IPv6 network application environments. The IPv4/IPv6 stack will be included with the standard OS-9 RTOS, along with OS-9's previous BSD 4.4 IPv4-only stack, and has been validated with other OS-9 add-on products. This ensures existing OS-9 customers have a smooth transition path for IPv6 application development without the need to purchase a separate component.

About the Microware OS-9 Version 4.1
In addition to the availability of IPv6, Version 4.1 provides numerous enhancements and improvements. Microware OS-9 is a high performance, high reliability complete real-time operating system solution for embedded application development. OS-9 includes the Microware SoftStax Communications framework, Microware Configuration Wizard and Microware Hawk integrated development environment with a comprehensive set development and debugging tools. OS-9 is also equipped with an extensive set of APIs for graphics, audio and input.

RadiSys also offers Microware OS-9 add-on products, such as PersonalJavaTM Solution for OS-9, USB Host and Peripheral SDK's for OS-9, EMANATE®/Lite SNMP for OS-9, XiSys' XiBase9TM for OS-9 real-time GUI, Access Software's NetFrontTM for OS-9 embedded web browser, the True Flash File System (TrueFFS) for OS-9.

Microware OS-9 v4.1 for ARM, StrongARM, and SH-4 will be available in Q4. Microware's OS-9 v4.0 for IXP1200, a big-endian version of OS-9 with IPv4/IPv6 support, is available for purchase now. RadiSys also offers free, 60-day fully functional OS-9 Evaluation Packages. To place an order or find out more about the free 60-day evaluation package call RadiSys at 800-950-0044.

About RadiSys
RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS) is a leading global provider of embedded hardware and software building blocks and solutions to OEM companies in the communications, medical, industrial automation and transaction terminal equipment markets. Using its extensive expertise in a wide variety of technologies, RadiSys focuses on industry-leading Intel architecture while working in a close "virtual division" relationship with its customers - significantly improving their time-to-market advantage and reducing cost. The broad range of RadiSys product offerings include board-level embedded computers; blade servers; motherboards; network interfaces and packet processing engines; communications middleware and software such as SS7/IP internetworking and protocol stacks; platforms based on PCI, CompactPCI, CompactPCI 2.16 and ATCA; turnkey gateway systems and professional services.

RadiSys is a registered trademark of RadiSys Corporation.

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