Enea Open Sources LINX for Linux

New Distribution Model Makes Reliable, High-Performance Interprocess

Communication (IPC) Services Freely Available

Jul 31, 2007, 01:00 ET from Enea

    SAN JOSE, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
 -- Enea (OTC: ENEA; Nordic Exchange), a world leading provider of network
 software and services, today announced that its LINX for Linux product is
 now freely available as an Open Source offering complete with source code,
 documentation, test programs, a startup guide, and program build system
 guide. LINX(TM) for Linux delivers transparent, reliable, high- performance
 interprocess communication services for complex distributed systems that
 employ multiple operating systems.
     LINX for Linux provides a system-wide, high-performance IPC solution
 that eliminates the need to use multiple IPC services in the same system.
 Utilizing a high-performance, lightweight direct messaging-passing
 technology, LINX for Linux provides the performance and versatility needed
 to satisfy local and remote IPC requirements across all CPU, operating
 system and interconnect boundaries. It enables designers to mix Linux and
 Enea's proprietary RTOS offerings, OSE(TM) and OSEck, in one system. The
 LINX protocol has a small footprint that makes it ideal as a transport for
 low memory devices, like DSPs. LINX for OSEck now supports several of the
 leading DSPs in the telecom infrastructure and wireless terminal market.
 The LINX protocol is also portable to other operating systems.
     "Recent analyst studies have shown that open source software is used by
 over 70 percent of developers worldwide which helps drive interoperability,
 collaboration and more open standards for data use," said John Smolucha,
 vice president of product marketing and business development at Enea. "We
 are confident that offering this fundamental communications framework
 freely will increase access to this superior technology, and enable system
 designers to get higher quality products to market more rapidly."
     LINX for Linux makes it easier to conceptualize, model, partition, and
 scale complex distributed systems. LINX is media and protocol independent.
 The LINX protocol may run natively over any interconnect, but may also use
 other standard protocols such as TCP and UDP as "bearer protocols." The
 LINX addressing model supports any system topology (multiple hops,
 gateways, etc.) and its efficient connection-based algorithms allow LINX to
 scale well to very large systems.
     Enea will continue to offer LINX for OSE and LINX for OSEck offerings
 under the standard Enea proprietary commercial license terms. LINX for
 Linux as Open Source is available now under a dual BSD/GPL license, and may
 be accessed at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linx.
     About Enea
     Enea (OTC: ENEA; Nordic Exchange) is the leading supplier of real-time
 operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and
 professional services for high-availability systems such as
 telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation,
 and automobile control/infotainment. Enea's flagship operating system, OSE,
 is deployed in approximately half of the world's 3G mobile phones and base
 stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the OMX Nordic
 Exchange Stockholm. For further information on Enea, please visit
     LINX and OSE are registered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries.
 All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or
 trademarks of their respective owners. (C) 2007 Enea.
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