MontaVista Software, PTR Group Partner for MontaVista Linux Technical Services and Training

2/13/2003 - MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, announced two agreements with The PTR Group, Inc. to provide customized technical services for subscribers of MontaVistaTM Linux® and deliver training classes for MontaVista Software.

The PTR Group, a recognized leader in embedded systems development, engineering services and training, will become the newest member of the MontaVista Professional Services Partnering Program, a select group of geographically distributed companies that work with MontaVista Professional Services to provide custom engineering services for MontaVista Software customers. The PTR Group will support the MontaVista Training Group in providing training services for subscribers of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition, in North America.

“The addition of The PTR Group to our training team will be a valuable resource for providing our customers with an excellent training experience,” said Kristin Anderson, director of customer engineering, MontaVista Software. “In addition to their training services, the PTR Group also has an experienced team of embedded software engineers available to augment our existing Professional Services capabilities. The PTR Group has worked with several high profile corporations in the aerospace, military and communications market and has a superb reputation delivering high quality services to their customers.”

The PTR Group will also offer custom development and consulting services for embedded software design and implementation for MontaVista Linux.

“We are very pleased to be closely associated with MontaVista Software as the company has shown itself to be uniquely aware of the needs of the embedded developer,” said Todd Brackett, president and CEO of The PTR Group. “By combining our service expertise with our training experience, the PTR Group can offer unique solutions to MontaVista Software’s customer base.”

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple Editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

About The PTR Group
The PTR Group is an experienced team of technical professionals specializing in embedded and real-time systems solutions and services. These services include hardware and software development, prototype development, consulting and training exclusively for the needs of the embedded and real-time markets. Our engineers average over 15 years of experience in embedded and real-time development. Headquartered in the Northern Virginia, the crossroads of the Internet, the company is privately held by the founders and employees. For more information about The PTR Group, please visit, email or call 703.858.4723.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.

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