Apogee's Aphelion JREs Supports Real-Time Specification for Java

6/30/2004 - LynuxWorksTM and Apogee Software announced that Apogee's AphelionTM JavaTM Runtime Environments (JREs) comprising IBM's CDC-J2ME-compatible WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment, ported by Apogee for IBM to various embedded systems running LynuxWorks' LynxOS® real-time operating system, will soon be available in configurations that fully implement the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). In addition to implementing the entire RTSJ specification, each RTSJ JRE will be compatible with Sun's CDC J2ME platform.

This will be the industry-first implementation of RTSJ in JREs based on IBM's advanced Virtual Machine (VM) technology, part of IBM Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition, thus bringing this technology to developers of real-time Java applications to allow reliable, fast, and memory saving deployments of such applications. The implementations targeted at various embedded processors running other RTOSs will follow.

The first RTSJ JRE targeted at the PowerPC-based "Radstone" single-board computer running LynxOS 4.0 has just been completed by Apogee for the IDS division of Raytheon for use in running real-time Java applications targeted at LynxOS/Radstone-based device, and is being demonstrated in IBM's booth at JavaOne.

"Adding the RTSJ JREs to LynuxWorks' Java offering will broaden the leadership of LynuxWorks in providing advanced Java solutions for many types of embedded systems running LynxOS," said Bob Morris, vice president of marketing for LynuxWorks. "Java is starting to be used for developing applications targeted at embedded systems that require a high degree of real-time behavior, and LynuxWorks is ready to provide to its customers highly effective RTSJ JREs that fully facilitate the runtime deployments of such applications."

"Apogee's RTSJ JREs based on IBM WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment,, when deployed on embedded systems running LynxOS, will offer a winning combination to LynuxWorks customers who want to enter the fast-growing market for Java-based real-time embedded systems," said George Malek, Chairman and CEO of Apogee. "Apogee is excited about adding the support for RTSJ to its Java offering for embedded platforms running LynxOS, thus making these platforms highly suitable for deployment of real-time Java applications."

"We are pleased that Apogee and LynuxWorks have incorporated IBM's embedded middleware into their RTSJ-specific Java offering," said Bruce Morse, Vice President Business Development, IBM Pervasive Computing. "This allows both device manufacturers and systems integrators to broaden the range of embedded systems that can benefit from IBM advanced Java technologies."

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 founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Josť, California. The company's products include the open-source BlueCat® Linux® and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

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 www.apogee.com or call +408-369-9001.

Java and other Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Aphelion is a trademark of Apogee Software, Inc. LynxOS is a registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. WSDD and WME are trademarks of IBM Corporation.

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