TimeSys Linux Powers Variety of Networking Devices

7/23/2003 - TimeSys(R) Corporation, a leader in Embedded Linux(R) and development tools, announced that its carrier-grade embedded Linux real-time operating system (RTOS) and development tools have been selected for use in new projects by companies such as Astrodesign, Memotec, Panasonic, Sanyo and SeaChange International. These companies are utilizing TimeSys Linux RTOS and TimeSys' embedded development tools to develop and deploy networking, datacom and broadband server products.

"We have chosen TimeSys Linux over other commercial Linux distributions for its superior performance in embedded real-time networking environments," said Michael DiPaolo, Executive Director, Technology and Marketing at Memotec Inc. "In particular, TimeSys' enhanced fine grain timers as well as its unique CPU and Network Reservation mechanisms make it particularly well-suited for multi-service network applications, on par with dedicated proprietary real-time OSs. For Memotec, TimeSys Linux came with the necessary features allowing us to deliver solutions that guarantee quality of services for time sensitive services like voice and video against other data traffic. These unique features are what set TimeSys Linux apart from the other commercial embedded Linux distributions. Additionally, TimeSys Linux software development kits provided a wide choice of drivers and supported hardware platforms that help reduce risks, development costs and time to market."

Memotec designs and manufactures Multiservice Gateways which enable corporate businesses to groom all their inter-office communications, including voice, video, data and legacy protocols over one single IP, Frame-Relay or ATM network.

Other networking system manufacturers require carrier-grade solutions and have adopted TimeSys Linux as the RTOS and development platform for new products. TimeSys Linux is being deployed in products such as Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet controllers, connected handheld communication devices, and video on demand (VOD) and digital broadcast stream analyzers for the broadband cable industries.

"These recent design wins in the network market prove that TimeSys is making Linux ready for use across the entire spectrum of datacom/telecomm devices. Our customers are choosing TimeSys Linux because of its broad support of networking protocols and carrier-grade Linux features, true RTOS performance, and ready to run delivery on their target hardware," said Larry Weidman, TimeSys CEO.

Summary of Key Capabilities of TimeSys Linux RTOS

About TimeSys Linux
TimeSys Linux RTOS is a hardware-specific, royalty-free Linux real-time operating system and software development environment for embedded applications. At its base is TimeSys Linux GPL, the industry's lowest latency open source Linux kernel offering full kernel preemption, unlimited process priorities, enhanced schedulers, and high availability/carrier-grade features. TimeSys Linux RTOS is the only single-kernel Linux distribution to add unique priority inversion avoidance mechanisms and high resolution timers to meet the performance requirements of the most demanding real-time systems. Packaged with enhanced and certified device drivers that support all I/O peripherals to the edge of the board, cross-platform GNU tool chains, a root file system and full documentation, TimeSys Linux RTOS is delivered ready-to-run on more than 65 supported hardware platforms spanning 8 processor architectures and 35 processors. Additionally, TimeSys Linux Reservations technologies ensure system response and predictable performance under extreme loads and overload conditions by reserving CPU cycles and network packet resources for critical tasks. Engineers can improve their development experience through the use of TimeSys' Windows- and Linux-hosted integrated development environment and event tracing/debugging tools, TimeStorm and TimeTrace. Packaged in a complete, royalty-free product, TimeSys Linux RTOS helps reduce total cost of ownership, development risk, and time-to-market of advanced embedded systems.

About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and development tools for the embedded systems industry. Through "ready to run" software development kits design engineers can leverage certified, hardware-specific, open source embedded Linux and single-kernel Linux real-time operating systems, a complete range of Windows- and Linux-hosted development tools and a full range of performance enhancements to develop advanced embedded systems. TimeSys products support the entire range of performance requirements from non-real-time to deterministic hard real-time, and add unique reservations technologies that guarantee system response, even in overload conditions. TimeSys offers "ready to run" SDKs for more than 65 specific hardware platforms spanning 8 processor architectures and 35 unique processors. TimeSys technologies are utilized in a wide variety of industries and applications, from industrial/process control and consumer electronics to military and avionics. For more information about TimeSys, please visit http://www.timesys.com, send email to info@timesys.com or call 1-888-432-TIME.

TimeSys and TimeStorm are trademarks or registered trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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