Century Software Delivers Fully Integrated PDA Solution

PIXIL(TM) Embedded Linux-based Solution, Featuring a Ready-to-Use Personal

Information Management (PIM) Suite, Aids Companies to Rapidly Develop

And Deploy Smart Flat Panel Display Devices



Aug 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from Century Software, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Embedded
 Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded
 Linux, today announced the immediate availability of PIXIL(TM), a commercial
 ready embedded Linux operating environment and development suite optimized for
 small footprint smart flat-panel devices.  PIXIL leverages technologies from
 standards-based embedded Linux to deliver a complete solution for rapidly
 developing and deploying next generation handhelds and wireless devices.
     PIXIL provides a complete suite of embedded software for advanced Internet
 appliances that are proven across multiple form factors and includes full
 support for wireless communications, networking, web browsing, power
 management and GUIs.  PIXIL's modular framework offers fully optimized,
 pre-defined components for ready-to-use and easily customized applications,
 while eliminating the costly and time-consuming need to combine individual
 components into one integrated solution.  Century's PIXIL delivers
 applications quickly, streamlining the process of deploying reliable, secure
 and highly scalable next generation applications.  From standard off-the-shelf
 architectures to custom solutions, PIXIL greatly reduces time to market.
 Supported architectures include x86, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH.
     "PIXIL technology provides the foundation to improve product offerings,
 accelerate their delivery and reduce engineering costs.  Century is offering
 customers a complete development solution that features a rich set of
 applications in a commercial off-the-shelf product," commented Gregory Haerr,
 CEO of Century Software and open source leader in graphical technologies.  "In
 addition, PIXIL's modular system is designed to provide flexibility, enabling
 developers to accommodate user requirements as customer demands and
 technologies change."
 
     PIXIL: A Highly Scalable Framework
     Featuring a comprehensive application and development suite, PIXIL's
 runtime environment is highly scalable and offers solutions to meet a range of
 high and low-end resource requirements.  PIXIL's framework offers a unique
 combination of internal design capabilities, device drivers, software
 development and management tools for complete support throughout the entire
 product lifecycle.
     PIXIL offers scalability through its support for graphical windowing
 environments such as Microwindows(TM) and the X Window System.  A standard
 application suite features a Personal Information Manager (PIM), Internet
 connectivity options including an enhanced version of the ViewML(TM) Internet
 Browser, email client and rich multimedia capabilities.  A Desktop suite
 boasts a complementary set of applications that synchronize data between the
 desktop and device.  The desktop PIM suite runs under Linux, Unix, and Windows
 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000.  Finally, PIXIL Software Developers Kit (SDK)
 allows easy modification and enhancement of existing applications.  To
 expedite development time, a target emulation environment is included that
 enables the developer to create, test, and execute applications on the desktop
 without having the actual target device.  Source code to all open source
 projects is provided.
 
     Century Software provides extended maintenance contracts, certified
 support and professional engineering services to create custom applications
 that seamlessly integrate into the PIXIL environment.  For more information,
 please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://embedded.censoft.com/.
 
     Century Embedded Technologies will be demonstrating PIXIL at the upcoming
 LinuxWorld Expo at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 28 - 30
 at Red Hat's booth #653.  The demo will be running on a Compaq iPAQ.
 
     Availability
     PIXIL is currently available directly from Century Embedded Technologies.
 Each component of the PIXIL Operating Environment can be sold or licensed
 separately.  Bundled collections are available, already integrated and ready
 for use in your target device.  For sales and licensing information, please
 contact: cetsales@centurysoftware.com.
 
     About Century Embedded Technologies
     Century Embedded Technologies, a division of Century Software, Inc., is a
 leading developer of core applications technologies for the worldwide embedded
 Linux(TM) applications market.  These technologies include graphical windowing
 system development and runtime environments, customized Internet browsers and
 HTML viewers, PDA solutions, and embedded multimedia technologies.  These core
 technologies are designed specifically to enable chip manufacturers, hardware
 board vendors, and their customers to build embedded applications on most
 popular microprocessor architectures.  Additional company and product
 information is available on the World Wide Web at
 embedded.centurysoftware.com.
 
     Century Software, Century Embedded Technologies, PIXIL, Microwindows and
 ViewML are trademarks or registered trademarks of Century Software, Inc.
 Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  Intel, Pentium and
 XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 StrongARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited.  PowerPC is a registered
 trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.  MIPS is a
 registered trademark of MIPS Technologies.  All other names mentioned are
 trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Century Software, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Embedded
 Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded
 Linux, today announced the immediate availability of PIXIL(TM), a commercial
 ready embedded Linux operating environment and development suite optimized for
 small footprint smart flat-panel devices.  PIXIL leverages technologies from
 standards-based embedded Linux to deliver a complete solution for rapidly
 developing and deploying next generation handhelds and wireless devices.
     PIXIL provides a complete suite of embedded software for advanced Internet
 appliances that are proven across multiple form factors and includes full
 support for wireless communications, networking, web browsing, power
 management and GUIs.  PIXIL's modular framework offers fully optimized,
 pre-defined components for ready-to-use and easily customized applications,
 while eliminating the costly and time-consuming need to combine individual
 components into one integrated solution.  Century's PIXIL delivers
 applications quickly, streamlining the process of deploying reliable, secure
 and highly scalable next generation applications.  From standard off-the-shelf
 architectures to custom solutions, PIXIL greatly reduces time to market.
 Supported architectures include x86, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH.
     "PIXIL technology provides the foundation to improve product offerings,
 accelerate their delivery and reduce engineering costs.  Century is offering
 customers a complete development solution that features a rich set of
 applications in a commercial off-the-shelf product," commented Gregory Haerr,
 CEO of Century Software and open source leader in graphical technologies.  "In
 addition, PIXIL's modular system is designed to provide flexibility, enabling
 developers to accommodate user requirements as customer demands and
 technologies change."
 
     PIXIL: A Highly Scalable Framework
     Featuring a comprehensive application and development suite, PIXIL's
 runtime environment is highly scalable and offers solutions to meet a range of
 high and low-end resource requirements.  PIXIL's framework offers a unique
 combination of internal design capabilities, device drivers, software
 development and management tools for complete support throughout the entire
 product lifecycle.
     PIXIL offers scalability through its support for graphical windowing
 environments such as Microwindows(TM) and the X Window System.  A standard
 application suite features a Personal Information Manager (PIM), Internet
 connectivity options including an enhanced version of the ViewML(TM) Internet
 Browser, email client and rich multimedia capabilities.  A Desktop suite
 boasts a complementary set of applications that synchronize data between the
 desktop and device.  The desktop PIM suite runs under Linux, Unix, and Windows
 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000.  Finally, PIXIL Software Developers Kit (SDK)
 allows easy modification and enhancement of existing applications.  To
 expedite development time, a target emulation environment is included that
 enables the developer to create, test, and execute applications on the desktop
 without having the actual target device.  Source code to all open source
 projects is provided.
 
     Century Software provides extended maintenance contracts, certified
 support and professional engineering services to create custom applications
 that seamlessly integrate into the PIXIL environment.  For more information,
 please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://embedded.censoft.com/.
 
     Century Embedded Technologies will be demonstrating PIXIL at the upcoming
 LinuxWorld Expo at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 28 - 30
 at Red Hat's booth #653.  The demo will be running on a Compaq iPAQ.
 
     Availability
     PIXIL is currently available directly from Century Embedded Technologies.
 Each component of the PIXIL Operating Environment can be sold or licensed
 separately.  Bundled collections are available, already integrated and ready
 for use in your target device.  For sales and licensing information, please
 contact: cetsales@centurysoftware.com.
 
     About Century Embedded Technologies
     Century Embedded Technologies, a division of Century Software, Inc., is a
 leading developer of core applications technologies for the worldwide embedded
 Linux(TM) applications market.  These technologies include graphical windowing
 system development and runtime environments, customized Internet browsers and
 HTML viewers, PDA solutions, and embedded multimedia technologies.  These core
 technologies are designed specifically to enable chip manufacturers, hardware
 board vendors, and their customers to build embedded applications on most
 popular microprocessor architectures.  Additional company and product
 information is available on the World Wide Web at
 embedded.centurysoftware.com.
 
     Century Software, Century Embedded Technologies, PIXIL, Microwindows and
 ViewML are trademarks or registered trademarks of Century Software, Inc.
 Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  Intel, Pentium and
 XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 StrongARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited.  PowerPC is a registered
 trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.  MIPS is a
 registered trademark of MIPS Technologies.  All other names mentioned are
 trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
 
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 SOURCE  Century Software, Inc.