Solid, MontaVista Demonstrate Telematics End-to-end Solution

4/30/2003 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the leading distributed data management provider, and MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that they will be demonstrating a Telematics end-to-end solution at the Telematics Update Show this week in Detroit, April 29-30. For the demonstration, Solid’s Advanced Telematics platform for Data Management and MontaVista® Linux® Consumer Electronics Edition will be running on a Texas Instruments’ OMAP Innovator platform. The demonstration will highlight Solid’s and MontaVista Software’s ability to provide local data management at any point in the network through end-to-end connectivity and unattended operation for developers of distributed telematics applications.

About the Telematics Solution
Solid’s advanced telematics platform is based on Solid FlowEngine, a carrier-class distributed data management product, made up of two tightly coupled components: an embeddable, lightweight database management system and a patented database synchronization technology. 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).

MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition 3.0 (CEE) is the first quality Linux operating system and cross-development environment specifically designed for consumer electronics applications such as mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes and automotive telematics. CEE enhances Linux with dynamic power management, rich consumer-focused networking support and consumer-grade reliability. It is designed specifically to address the needs of consumer electronics device manufacturers including automotive telematics.

The Advanced Telematics Platform for Data Management from Solid and MontaVista Software offers service providers, equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 integrators reliable distributed data management, faster time to money at lower TCO, greater interoperability and scalability. Customer applications that would benefit from this integrated solution platform include fleet management, remote diagnostics and data mining, SOS applications, server-based navigation, etc.

About the Demonstration
The demonstration, featuring Solid’s Advanced Telematics platform for Data Management and MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition running on a Texas Instruments’ OMAP Innovator platform, will be held at the Solid Booth number 15 during the Telematics Update Conference at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI, April 29-30, 2003.

“Developers are searching for distributed data management functionality that allows for flexibility and scalability on the back end, said Malcolm Colton, vice president of marketing, Solid. “Our partnership with MontaVista Software allows for connectivity and high availability with end-to-end data distribution for our customers. The important aspect to this partnership is that you don’t need a database administrator to manage anything. It’s completely autonomous.”

“Solid and MontaVista Software are providing the premier embedded development platform for telematics applications, ” said Sheila Baker, vice president, marketing, MontaVista Software. “MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition is a powerful systems software platform for the automotive telematics market. Our partnership with Solid provides solutions for embeddability and local data autonomy on all telematics devices through a highly distributed network. Together, we help bring advanced telematics products to market more quickly.”

MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition is available now as a product subscription through MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. 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 EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Nortel and innovative start-up companies such as Turin Networks and Lantern Communications use Solid technology 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, California. 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

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

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