New Licensees Select Accelent's Windows CE .NET Development Tool

2/20/2004 - Accelent Systems, a leading enabler of embedded devices, announced ten new licensees of Schema BIOS Configurator, with leading OEMs using Windows CE .NET and Intel® XScale® technology in North America, Asia and Europe, during the fourth quarter of 2003. Schema BIOS Configurator is a front-end to Microsoft Platform Builder enabling developers to create images necessary for Windows CE devices. It enables OEMs to develop PDTs, PDAs, POS devices, medical devices, industrial controls, set-top boxes and other Windows CE and Intel XScale technology based embedded devices in less time and with fewer resources. Schema BIOS Configurator will be demonstrated by representatives of Accelent Systems at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Schema BIOS Configurator benefits developers by providing:

“After extensive research Touchstone Technology found that the quickest time to market and most effective means to bring medical device to market was through the use of the Schema BIOS Configurator,” states Eric Snavely, President of Touchstone Technology. “This gives us the ability to rapidly provide lower cost Windows CE solutions to our Fortune 500 customers.”

“Schema BIOS Configurator provides dZine NV. a tested and proven production-ready source code library. Schema really enhances the Microsoft Platform Builder experience by providing complete production-ready source code drivers. Schema coupled with Microsoft Platform Builder is a powerful combination,” said Kristof Vandenbussche, SW Project Manager MPA.

“We are pleased to see the rapid adoption of Schema BIOS Configurator by leading OEMs worldwide,” said Carl Bock, COO for Accelent Systems. “Many new Schema enabled devices will be announced in 2004. It really feels good to empower our customers with a software solution to design and produce more Windows CE .NET devices with fewer resources.”

About Accelent Systems
As a leading embedded device enabler and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE.NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone devices. Supporting ARM based processors; Accelent Systems is an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and an independent Texas Instruments OMAP Technology Center (OTC). Insyde Software recently announced its’ intent to acquire Accelent Systems. The Accelent Systems Group of Insyde Software will provides system software, development platforms and professional services, to expedite devices time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, contact sales at +1-330-864-2300, 1-877-855-8005 (toll free in the US) or visit

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