SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading innovator in embedded systems software and real-time solutions, and FSMLabs(TM) Inc., the creators of RTLinux(TM) today announced a license agreement for Lineo to provide OEM customers with high performance, real-time embedded solutions integrating FSM's patented techniques of adding real-time support with the Lineo Embedix(TM) embedded operating system platform. Under the agreement, FSMLabs grants Lineo and Lineo customers the right to freely distribute and market the dual kernel real-time technology with Lineo products. By itself, Linux is only capable of providing soft real-time performance with no fixed latency guarantee. However, the technique patented by FSMLabs, and used by both FSM's RTLinux and the Lineo Embedix RealTime system software, provides OEMs with a high performance, hard real-time solution that fully preempts the reliable and robust Linux operating system whenever time critical operations are triggered. Hard real-time systems provide guaranteed response time to designated tasks, regardless of what other tasks or activities are processed by a computing system. Solutions using the dual kernel hard real-time technology can routinely operate with guaranteed microsecond precision while providing the complete feature set of Linux. Combining the real-time technique and Linux capabilities is necessary for many performance-sensitive devices, such as industrial controls, robotics, medical instrumentation, telecommunication devices, network appliances and military simulation systems. "The dual kernel approach has enormous advantages over older RTOS technologies," said FSMLab's CEO Victor Yodaiken. "Our agreement with Lineo clears the way for both companies to innovate and broaden the market with superior technology and products." About Lineo, Inc. Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems, real-time and high availability solutions that include software, hardware reference designs and professional services. Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market. The company's key product lines include: Embedix (embedded Linux system software), uClinux (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), SecureEdge (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN Internet routers, firewalls and network attached storage), RTXC (general purpose and DSP real-time operating system), BeaconSuite (x86 development toolkit), RTXC Quadros (a real-time operating system for multi-processor devices) and Availix (mission-critical high availability Linux cluster solutions). Contact Lineo at http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail to email@example.com or by calling (801) 426-5001. About RTLinux RTLinux is a POSIX 1003.13/PS51 compatible real-time kernel that runs either Linux or NetBSD Unix during non-realtime operation. RTLinux/PPC/SMP is the latest of FSMLabs' Spring 2001 series releases, which include the recent announcement of RTLinux for NetBSD and the release of the OpenRTLinux v3.0 CD. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.rtlinux.com. About FSMLabs Inc. FSMLabs was founded by the creators of RTLinux with the goal of extending speed and accuracy in the development of real-time and embedded systems. By developing systems that reduce complexity and unpredictability, we advance real-time state-of-the-art. By endorsing and promoting internationally recognized POSIX realtime standards, we help ensure ease of development and application portability. With engineering staff and technology partners worldwide, FSMLabs pursues solutions characterized by simplicity, robustness and precise design. For more information, visit www.rtlinux.com. For information about licenses for FSM's real-time technology, please email email@example.com or call FSM at 505-838-9109. RTLinux is a trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. FSMLabs is a service mark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc. Embedix is a trademark of Lineo, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X48134260
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