LynuxWorks and Apogee Offer IBM-based Java Solutions to Developers

4/1/2004 - LynuxWorks and Apogee Software announced that Apogee's AphelionTM JavaTM Development Environment (JDE) derived from IBM®'s WebSphere Studio Device Developer (WSDD), and Aphelion Java Runtime Environments (JREs) comprised of Apogee's ports of IBM's J2ME-compatible WebSphere Micro Environment (WME), will be offered to LynuxWorks customers deploying Java applications on the LynxOS® real-time or BlueCat® Linux® operating systems.

The Aphelion JDE gives developers access to advanced IBM's WSDD technology and translates to time and cost savings for OEMs who want application portability and code re-use options as they develop and manage product life cycles. The Aphelion JREs give developers access to advanced IBM's J9 Virtual Machine (VM) technology and Java API class libraries that allow reliable, fast, and memory saving deployment of Java applications created with Aphelion JDE or other J2ME-compatible JDEs. Each JRE is fully compatible with Sun's J2ME Platform, and is also optionally available in a configuration that is compliant with the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). This is the industry-first RTSJ-specific implementation of J9 VM technology.

Together, Aphelion JDE and each Aphelion JRE comprise a complete "embedded Java offering" that fully facilitates effective development and deployment of J2ME-compatible Java applications targeted at embedded systems used in many types of devices, including high-end wireless communication devices, consumer appliances, process control devices, industrial gateways and monitoring/diagnostics devices, factory floor automation systems ("eFactory" environments), devices used in gas stations ("eGasStation" environments), automotive devices, point-of-sale terminals and other devices used in retailing, etc.

"This license extension leverages the benefits of IBM's Java technologies, Apogee's extensive expertise in porting such technologies to various types of embedded systems, and LynuxWorks' advanced operating systems, to provide our customers the best-of-breed solutions for developing embedded products," said Bob Morris, vice president of marketing for LynuxWorks. "Java is being deployed in communications, office automation and consumer appliance markets, where developers require the ability to rapidly add new features and evolve their products. By continuously seeking out extensible platforms and technologies for the markets we serve, we are better able to serve our customer needs with complete developer solutions as requirements continue to change."

"Aphelion JDE and JREs utilizing advanced IBM's technologies, when targeted at embedded systems running LynxOS or BlueCat Linux, offer a winning combination to LynuxWorks customers who want to enter a fast growing market for Java-powered embedded devices," said George Malek, Chairman and CEO of Apogee. "Apogee is excited about expending its Java offering for embedded platforms running LynxOS and BlueCat Linux, thus making them the platforms of choice for deployment of many kinds of Java applications."

About Apogee
Founded in 1988, privately held Apogee Software specializes in high performance programming environments and tools for development and deployment of Java and C/C++ applications targeted at embedded systems. Apogee also provided custom-designed software solutions at several levels, including source code and technology licensing. Apogee is located in Campbell, one of the cities in California's "Silicon Valley." For more information about Apogee and its products, please visit or call +408-369-9001.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Josť, California.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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