Solid FlowEngine Validated on MontaVista Linux

2/19/2003 - MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, and Solid Information Technology Corp., the leading distributed data management solutions provider, announced that the Solid FlowEngine platform has been validated on and converted into a product for the MontaVista Linux® operating system and development environment.

A carrier-class distributed data management platform with patented database synchronization technology, Solid FlowEngine can be easily embedded in unattended devices and applications, and offers a compelling low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Solid FlowEngine has been ported to, validated on, and converted into a product for two MontaVista Linux offerings: the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and the Carrier Grade Edition. The combined solutions support numerous applications including network equipment and management devices, automotive telematics, smart consumer devices, storage management, and global positioning applications.

Solid and MontaVista will showcase a joint demonstration at the 3GSM World Congress, Palais de Festival, Cannes, France, Feb. 18-21, 2003. [ White Heather Yacht – Dock #970 ]

“Developers are searching for high performance data management platform on which to build carrier grade applications,” said Malcolm Colton, vice president of marketing, Solid. “Our partnership with MontaVista Software allows our mutual customers to take full advantage of the proven reliability and interoperability of Solid FlowEngine with MontaVista Linux. The combined OS and distributed data solution will accelerate and simplify their development efforts, getting them to market faster and at a lower cost.”

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is an industry-leading comprehensive embedded operating system and cross-development environment. It provides a common source and binary platform across a broad range of processor architectures. The Professional Edition offers real-time functionality, multiprocessing, and multithreading with extensive bundled software components including rich networking.

MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition enhances standard Linux with additional high-reliability and availability features for deployment in carrier-grade environments and is designed specifically for the demanding applications deployed in telecommunications, data communications, and other industries that require extremely high levels of service availability.

The two companies will also be working together to validate the Solid FlowEngine platform on the MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition, introduced last month at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“Solid and MontaVista Software are providing the premier embedded development system for a broad spectrum of products ranging from smart devices to sophisticated communication infrastructure products,” said Sheila Baker, vice president, marketing, MontaVista Software. “Our partnership helps equipment manufacturers worldwide bring their products to market much faster while expanding the scalability of their offering.”

About Solid FlowEngine
Solid FlowEngine is a carrier-class distributed data management platform made up of two tightly coupled components: an embeddable, lightweight database management system and a patented database synchronization technology. This optimized combination creates an easy-to-manage platform that can be used to move information through the infrastructure of a distributed enterprise, or to and from devices. Solid FlowEngine lets users create synchronized replica databases in order to provide a high degree of robustness and scalability to delegate computing autonomy or to support loosely connected users and devices. Designed so that it can be easily embedded in unattended devices and applications, Solid FlowEngine can be concealed inside an application, delivering a compelling low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Product Availability
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition are available now as product subscriptions through MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition will be available in March 2003. MontaVista Linux product subscriptions provide developer teams with the MontaVista Linux kernel, deployment components, utilities, development tools, software updates, and access to the MontaVista Zone and comprehensive technical support.

Solid FlowEngine is generally available directly from Solid by calling 650-210-9100 or emailing An evaluation download of the full product is available at

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers next-generation distributed data management software. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power inherently distributed applications. A unique combination of relational data management and advanced synchronization, Solid technology can be used as a client/server data management system or be embedded into any network element — from today’s wireless terminals and optical routers to tomorrow’s smart devices. Leading companies including Avaya, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Nortel and innovative start-up companies such as Turin Networks, and Lantern Communications use Solid in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart networks. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For more information, visit the Solid web site at

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, California, MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors including Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America, and Yamaha Corp. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. The Solid logo and Solid FlowEngine are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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