Lineo, Metrowerks and Motorola Broadband Form Triarc Content Labs

Joint Venture to Aid Third-Party Design, Development and Testing Of

Applications and Content for Linux-Based Interactive Digital Set-Tops



Jan 07, 2002, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc. from ,Metrowerks from

    SALT LAKE CITY and AUSTIN, Texas and HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Lineo(R), Metrowerks, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) Broadband Communications
 Sector announced today that they have joined forces to form Triarc Content
 Labs.  Triarc Content Labs will facilitate the design and development of
 Linux-based, advanced-interactive television software applications on
 Motorola's DCT5000 family of advanced-interactive digital set-tops.
     Contributing to the joint venture, Lineo will provide its Lineo Embedix(R)
 Digital Media core, an embedded Linux system software platform for set-top
 terminals that enables delivery of advanced-interactive digital content.
 Metrowerks will supply CodeWarrior development tools, which are widely used in
 the wireless and consumer products industries to create applications and
 content.  Motorola, in addition to its DCT5000 family running the Embedix
 platform, will also provide its expertise in advanced-interactive digital
 cable technology, systems integration, and deployment.
     The companies are forming Triarc Content Labs to provide the broadband
 industry with an independent source for development, testing and integration
 of Linux-based content and applications.  This resource is expected to speed
 time-to-market of new and interactive services such as pay-per-view (PPV),
 video-on-demand (VOD), games, Web browsers, program guides, personal video
 recorders (PVR), home networking and streaming media.
     This announcement follows the broadband cable industry's June 2001
 formation of the TV Linux Alliance -- of which Motorola and Lineo are founding
 members -- to define a standards-based Linux environment for the digital
 set-top market.  The Linux environment offers broadband network operators
 significant benefits including lower operating system and development costs,
 more rapid device driver support for new hardware features, fewer repeated
 tasks in porting middleware solutions, and easier porting of additional new
 interactive applications.  Triarc Content Labs will work in concert with
 Motorola's Horizon Program and Acadia Labs for applications destined for
 Motorola platforms.
     Triarc Content Labs will offer an environment equipped with the latest
 digital headend systems and will be built to emulate and replicate highly
 scalable, two-way digital cable plants.
 
     Availability
     Triarc Content Labs is expected to be operational in mid 2002.  Additional
 information about Triarc Content Labs and availability of products and support
 will be released later this month.  Customers interested in receiving
 immediate information may send an email to info@triarclabs.com.
 
     Quotes
     "The broadband industry is migrating toward Linux as the software platform
 for games, interactive content, programming guides, personal video recorders
 and video on demand," said Matthew Harris, Lineo CEO.  "Content and
 application providers require seamless compatibility between their products
 and the Lineo Embedix Digital Media core integrated with the Motorola DCT5000
 family.  Triarc will have the expertise to facilitate the development of
 robust solutions in this environment, thereby ensuring a user-friendly and
 feature-rich offering for the cable operator."
     "Motorola is committed to providing resources that help independent
 software vendors develop and deploy digital solutions more rapidly, which will
 lead to more wide scale deployment of the DCT5000 platform," said Carl
 McGrath, vice president and general manager for Motorola Broadband.  "This
 joint venture, following the formation of the TV Linux Alliance and our
 recently announced development agreement with Lineo, marks the third phase of
 our strategy to spur development and adoption of Linux-based content and
 applications."
     "As part of Triarc Labs, Metrowerks will provide world-class development
 tools plus the support developers need to write new applications or port
 existing applications to the DCT5000 family of set-tops," said Jim Welch,
 Metrowerks chief operating officer.  "Metrowerks has a long, successful
 history of establishing and growing active communities of commercial
 developers around our CodeWarrior technology.  We are excited to bring this
 expertise to a joint venture with the Motorola Broadband Communications
 Sector, and Lineo."
 
     About Motorola's DCT5000 Family
     Comprised of the most technologically advanced interactive set-tops
 available today, Motorola's DCT5000 family -- which includes the DCT5000, the
 DCT5100, and the DCT5200 series -- offers an advanced interactive platform
 with integrated high-speed cable modem, high performance processing, and
 graphics.  This platform provides operators with robust support for more
 demanding network and client intensive interactivity.  Each member of the
 DCT5000 family contains a high-end processor, expanded memory footprint,
 high-end graphics, and an integrated DOCSIS cable modem to run
 advanced-interactive application suites and deliver Web-enhanced
 interactivity.  Each of these advanced-interactive set-tops also offers a
 standard integrated High-Definition decoder to offer an economical means for
 operators to address the growing HD market.  In addition to enabling core
 interactive features such as electronic program guides (EPGs), pay-per-view
 (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD), the DCT5000 family of set-tops provide a
 platform for future IP and video-based interactivity, including PVR, streaming
 media, high-speed Web browsing, IP and video telephony, file transfer
 capability, session-oriented gaming, and advanced middleware suites.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Salt Lake City-based Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and
 real-time solutions covering the full spectrum of embedded development,
 including operating system software, host development environments and
 professional services.  Lineo distributes solutions allowing OEMs to create
 smart embedded devices and systems while helping OEMs to reduce system
 requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market.  Lineo's key product lines
 include:  Embedix(R) SDK (a fully featured and integrated embedded developer
 tool chain), Embedix(R) (embedded Linux system software for MMU-less and
 MMU-full processors), Embedix(R) BridgeWorks(TM) (operating systems and tools
 for multiprocessor device support and legacy code migration) and RTXC(TM)
 Quadros(TM) (a highly configurable microprocessor and DSP real-time operating
 system).  Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com , via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by
 calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     About Metrowerks
     Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products plus
 services for developers.  The CodeWarrior series includes hardware and
 software development tools and middleware that support a number of operating
 systems and the most popular microprocessors.  Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is
 today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola Inc.  Metrowerks
 corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is
 headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in
 Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.metrowerks.com .
 
     About Motorola, Inc.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.
 
     MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
 Trademark Office.  All other product or service names are the property of
 their respective owners.  (C) Motorola, Inc. 2001.
 
     Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
 of Metrowerks, Inc.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are registered trademarks of Lineo, Inc.
 
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    SALT LAKE CITY and AUSTIN, Texas and HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Lineo(R), Metrowerks, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) Broadband Communications
 Sector announced today that they have joined forces to form Triarc Content
 Labs.  Triarc Content Labs will facilitate the design and development of
 Linux-based, advanced-interactive television software applications on
 Motorola's DCT5000 family of advanced-interactive digital set-tops.
     Contributing to the joint venture, Lineo will provide its Lineo Embedix(R)
 Digital Media core, an embedded Linux system software platform for set-top
 terminals that enables delivery of advanced-interactive digital content.
 Metrowerks will supply CodeWarrior development tools, which are widely used in
 the wireless and consumer products industries to create applications and
 content.  Motorola, in addition to its DCT5000 family running the Embedix
 platform, will also provide its expertise in advanced-interactive digital
 cable technology, systems integration, and deployment.
     The companies are forming Triarc Content Labs to provide the broadband
 industry with an independent source for development, testing and integration
 of Linux-based content and applications.  This resource is expected to speed
 time-to-market of new and interactive services such as pay-per-view (PPV),
 video-on-demand (VOD), games, Web browsers, program guides, personal video
 recorders (PVR), home networking and streaming media.
     This announcement follows the broadband cable industry's June 2001
 formation of the TV Linux Alliance -- of which Motorola and Lineo are founding
 members -- to define a standards-based Linux environment for the digital
 set-top market.  The Linux environment offers broadband network operators
 significant benefits including lower operating system and development costs,
 more rapid device driver support for new hardware features, fewer repeated
 tasks in porting middleware solutions, and easier porting of additional new
 interactive applications.  Triarc Content Labs will work in concert with
 Motorola's Horizon Program and Acadia Labs for applications destined for
 Motorola platforms.
     Triarc Content Labs will offer an environment equipped with the latest
 digital headend systems and will be built to emulate and replicate highly
 scalable, two-way digital cable plants.
 
     Availability
     Triarc Content Labs is expected to be operational in mid 2002.  Additional
 information about Triarc Content Labs and availability of products and support
 will be released later this month.  Customers interested in receiving
 immediate information may send an email to info@triarclabs.com.
 
     Quotes
     "The broadband industry is migrating toward Linux as the software platform
 for games, interactive content, programming guides, personal video recorders
 and video on demand," said Matthew Harris, Lineo CEO.  "Content and
 application providers require seamless compatibility between their products
 and the Lineo Embedix Digital Media core integrated with the Motorola DCT5000
 family.  Triarc will have the expertise to facilitate the development of
 robust solutions in this environment, thereby ensuring a user-friendly and
 feature-rich offering for the cable operator."
     "Motorola is committed to providing resources that help independent
 software vendors develop and deploy digital solutions more rapidly, which will
 lead to more wide scale deployment of the DCT5000 platform," said Carl
 McGrath, vice president and general manager for Motorola Broadband.  "This
 joint venture, following the formation of the TV Linux Alliance and our
 recently announced development agreement with Lineo, marks the third phase of
 our strategy to spur development and adoption of Linux-based content and
 applications."
     "As part of Triarc Labs, Metrowerks will provide world-class development
 tools plus the support developers need to write new applications or port
 existing applications to the DCT5000 family of set-tops," said Jim Welch,
 Metrowerks chief operating officer.  "Metrowerks has a long, successful
 history of establishing and growing active communities of commercial
 developers around our CodeWarrior technology.  We are excited to bring this
 expertise to a joint venture with the Motorola Broadband Communications
 Sector, and Lineo."
 
     About Motorola's DCT5000 Family
     Comprised of the most technologically advanced interactive set-tops
 available today, Motorola's DCT5000 family -- which includes the DCT5000, the
 DCT5100, and the DCT5200 series -- offers an advanced interactive platform
 with integrated high-speed cable modem, high performance processing, and
 graphics.  This platform provides operators with robust support for more
 demanding network and client intensive interactivity.  Each member of the
 DCT5000 family contains a high-end processor, expanded memory footprint,
 high-end graphics, and an integrated DOCSIS cable modem to run
 advanced-interactive application suites and deliver Web-enhanced
 interactivity.  Each of these advanced-interactive set-tops also offers a
 standard integrated High-Definition decoder to offer an economical means for
 operators to address the growing HD market.  In addition to enabling core
 interactive features such as electronic program guides (EPGs), pay-per-view
 (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD), the DCT5000 family of set-tops provide a
 platform for future IP and video-based interactivity, including PVR, streaming
 media, high-speed Web browsing, IP and video telephony, file transfer
 capability, session-oriented gaming, and advanced middleware suites.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Salt Lake City-based Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and
 real-time solutions covering the full spectrum of embedded development,
 including operating system software, host development environments and
 professional services.  Lineo distributes solutions allowing OEMs to create
 smart embedded devices and systems while helping OEMs to reduce system
 requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market.  Lineo's key product lines
 include:  Embedix(R) SDK (a fully featured and integrated embedded developer
 tool chain), Embedix(R) (embedded Linux system software for MMU-less and
 MMU-full processors), Embedix(R) BridgeWorks(TM) (operating systems and tools
 for multiprocessor device support and legacy code migration) and RTXC(TM)
 Quadros(TM) (a highly configurable microprocessor and DSP real-time operating
 system).  Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com , via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by
 calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     About Metrowerks
     Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products plus
 services for developers.  The CodeWarrior series includes hardware and
 software development tools and middleware that support a number of operating
 systems and the most popular microprocessors.  Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is
 today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola Inc.  Metrowerks
 corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is
 headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in
 Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.metrowerks.com .
 
     About Motorola, Inc.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.
 
     MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
 Trademark Office.  All other product or service names are the property of
 their respective owners.  (C) Motorola, Inc. 2001.
 
     Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
 of Metrowerks, Inc.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are registered trademarks of Lineo, Inc.
 
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