Lineo and Transvirtual Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance; Lineo to Be Preferred Linux Provider and Distribution Channel for PocketLinux

Dec 06, 2000, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in
 embedded Linux systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today with
 Transvirtual Technologies, Inc. announced a global distribution agreement
 establishing Lineo as the preferred embedded Linux vendor and distribution
 source of Transvirtual's Java(TM) and XML embedded Linux platform,
 PocketLinux(R).
     "This agreement is designed to provide Lineo and Transvirtual customers
 with streamlined and convenient access to the combined benefits of the Embedix
 operating system and PocketLinux; this combined offering will be one of the
 most innovative embedded Linux products on the market today," said Kim Clark,
 Lineo senior vice president and general manager of the Embedix Product Group.
 "PocketLinux has already proven its flexibility as an Internet-connected PDA
 platform by running VTech's Helio and Compaq's iPAQ."
     As a leading embedded Linux provider, Lineo will facilitate established
 product channeling and provide a driven sales and support team for the
 innovative Transvirtual platform.  Lineo expects to begin distribution of
 PocketLinux early in 2001.
     PocketLinux recently won the joint Linux Journal / COMDEX Best New Product
 award.  PocketLinux for Lineo Embedix will provide a complete embedded Linux
 platform by combining the flexibility and interoperability of the Java and XML
 communication languages with the Embedix solution.  This product solution will
 more effectively run a spectrum of devices, including PDAs, cell phones and
 television set-top boxes.
     "We expect the PocketLinux platform combined with Lineo's Embedix
 operating system to drive the consumer device market for Internet connected,
 handheld devices," said Daniel Lewin, Transvirtual vice president of strategic
 business development.  "Lineo's established embedded Linux sales and support
 channels will help expedite the process of providing OEMs with a complete
 offering for the consumer device market."
     The Lineo Embedix embedded Linux software solution adds the power and
 connectivity of Linux to customized embedded devices.  The Embedix solution is
 engineered specifically for the unique speed, memory and storage requirements
 of embedded devices.  The Embedix product family line of software solutions is
 based on a popular desktop Linux distribution and is currently available for
 Motorola PowerPC, x86, MIPS, SuperH, ARM and StrongArm.  The Embedix solution
 provides the power of Linux, flexibility for feature selection and hardware
 support enabling device manufacturers to create a customized kernel for
 multiple solutions.
 
     About Transvirtual Technologies Inc., the developers of PocketLinux
     PocketLinux is a complete platform that provides an end-to-end solution
 for building unified, standardized and open information communications
 infrastructure across the entire spectrum of computer systems.  PocketLinux is
 the first open source framework to leverage a common software architecture to
 deliver consistent services to all users.  PocketLinux is unique in its
 ability to provide all these elements.
     Transvirtual develops its products and solutions around widely accepted
 industry standards. In some instances, technologies developed by Transvirtual
 have become industry standards themselves.
     Every day, Transvirtual and its partners are proving that the PocketLinux
 framework can fundamentally and profitably change the way companies do
 business.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based 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(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM)
 (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based Internet
 appliances for secure networking) and Availix(TM) (mission-critical high
 availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com, via
 e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are trademarks 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.
 
 

SOURCE Lineo, Inc.
    LINDON, Utah, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in
 embedded Linux systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today with
 Transvirtual Technologies, Inc. announced a global distribution agreement
 establishing Lineo as the preferred embedded Linux vendor and distribution
 source of Transvirtual's Java(TM) and XML embedded Linux platform,
 PocketLinux(R).
     "This agreement is designed to provide Lineo and Transvirtual customers
 with streamlined and convenient access to the combined benefits of the Embedix
 operating system and PocketLinux; this combined offering will be one of the
 most innovative embedded Linux products on the market today," said Kim Clark,
 Lineo senior vice president and general manager of the Embedix Product Group.
 "PocketLinux has already proven its flexibility as an Internet-connected PDA
 platform by running VTech's Helio and Compaq's iPAQ."
     As a leading embedded Linux provider, Lineo will facilitate established
 product channeling and provide a driven sales and support team for the
 innovative Transvirtual platform.  Lineo expects to begin distribution of
 PocketLinux early in 2001.
     PocketLinux recently won the joint Linux Journal / COMDEX Best New Product
 award.  PocketLinux for Lineo Embedix will provide a complete embedded Linux
 platform by combining the flexibility and interoperability of the Java and XML
 communication languages with the Embedix solution.  This product solution will
 more effectively run a spectrum of devices, including PDAs, cell phones and
 television set-top boxes.
     "We expect the PocketLinux platform combined with Lineo's Embedix
 operating system to drive the consumer device market for Internet connected,
 handheld devices," said Daniel Lewin, Transvirtual vice president of strategic
 business development.  "Lineo's established embedded Linux sales and support
 channels will help expedite the process of providing OEMs with a complete
 offering for the consumer device market."
     The Lineo Embedix embedded Linux software solution adds the power and
 connectivity of Linux to customized embedded devices.  The Embedix solution is
 engineered specifically for the unique speed, memory and storage requirements
 of embedded devices.  The Embedix product family line of software solutions is
 based on a popular desktop Linux distribution and is currently available for
 Motorola PowerPC, x86, MIPS, SuperH, ARM and StrongArm.  The Embedix solution
 provides the power of Linux, flexibility for feature selection and hardware
 support enabling device manufacturers to create a customized kernel for
 multiple solutions.
 
     About Transvirtual Technologies Inc., the developers of PocketLinux
     PocketLinux is a complete platform that provides an end-to-end solution
 for building unified, standardized and open information communications
 infrastructure across the entire spectrum of computer systems.  PocketLinux is
 the first open source framework to leverage a common software architecture to
 deliver consistent services to all users.  PocketLinux is unique in its
 ability to provide all these elements.
     Transvirtual develops its products and solutions around widely accepted
 industry standards. In some instances, technologies developed by Transvirtual
 have become industry standards themselves.
     Every day, Transvirtual and its partners are proving that the PocketLinux
 framework can fundamentally and profitably change the way companies do
 business.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based 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(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM)
 (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based Internet
 appliances for secure networking) and Availix(TM) (mission-critical high
 availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com, via
 e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are trademarks 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.
 
 SOURCE  Lineo, Inc.