Metro Link and DY 4 Systems to Offer 3D Graphic Solutions for Military/Aerospace Market

Mar 16, 2001, 00:00 ET from Metro Link Inc.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Link Inc., the
 leader in graphical display software for high-performance embedded systems,
 has joined DY 4 Systems Inc. in a strategic relationship to provide complete
 2D and 3D graphical solutions for military and aerospace applications.  DY 4,
 the world's leading provider of mission-critical, real-time embedded
 solutions, is a subsidiary of C-MAC Industries Inc. (NYSE:   EMS)
 (Toronto: CMS).
     Under the strategic partnership agreement, Metro Link will merge DY 4's
 comprehensive OpenGL(R) code with their own OpenGL code that was written for
 LynuxWorks'(TM) LynxOS(R) real-time operating system, Linux and Concurrent
 Computer Corporation's PowerMAX OS real-time operating system.  Over the last
 two years DY 4 had developed an advanced implementation of OpenGL on the
 Permedia3(R) chip set from 3DLabs(R), Inc. for Wind River System, Inc.'s
 VxWorks(R) real-time operating system (RTOS).  Merging the DY 4 code into
 Metro Link's single-source repository will enable all of DY 4's customers to
 benefit from any of Metro Link's enhancements to the combined code set.  It
 also provides DY 4 customers with on-going maintenance and support for future
 upgrades to graphics standards, operating systems, and product enhancements.
     DY 4's advanced range of COTS processor boards and modules support Wind
 River's VxWorks RTOS, LynxOS RTOS, and the Linux operating system.  Metro Link
 has supported LynxOS and Linux for years and just recently ported Metro-X(TM)
 and Micro-X(TM) (their X Window System software) to the market-leading VxWorks
 RTOS.  Metro Link will now add support for DY 4's hardware to their X server.
     Morgan Von Essen, Metro Link President and CEO, said, "Our software has
 met the needs of many military and aerospace applications over the years, so
 we are excited to align ourselves with the industry's leading designer and
 manufacturer of ruggedized high-reliability board and system level solutions."
 He added, "Metro Link's 12-year history of providing mission-critical software
 makes this relationship with DY 4 important to military and aerospace software
 developers who need power and reliability in their ruggedized applications.
 Metro Extreme 3D(TM) (Metro Link's implementation of OpenGL) and Metro
 Media(TM) (Metro Link's video extension to the X Window System) will be
 particularly useful in advanced military visualization."
     Anthony Siregar, DY 4 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "Metro
 Link's products meet the stringent requirements for quality, reliability and
 advanced technology that our customers demand.  Just as in other areas of the
 embedded computer world, the software applications developed by defense and
 aerospace equipment suppliers continue to get more complex, more
 interconnected, and more critical to the success of the mission.  This
 relationship will allow mutual customers to reduce the cost of developing and
 deploying robust, highly reliable graphical systems."
     For further information, contact Robert Zinn, Vice President Marketing,
 Metro Link, Inc., Phone:  954-660-2440, Fax:  954-938-1982, Email:
 bobzinn@metrolink.com, or Duncan Young, Director of Communications, 333
 Palladium Dr. M/S 212, Kanata, Ontario, Canada K2V 1A6, Tel: 613-599-9191,
 Fax: 613-599-7777, Email: duncan.young@dy4.com.
 
     ABOUT DY 4 SYSTEMS
     DY 4 Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of C-MAC Industries, is a
 leading provider of high-performance, open architecture embedded processing
 solutions for real-time applications.  These commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
 modules, system-level products and services are used in industrial and harsh
 environments, including mission-critical aerospace, industrial control,
 semiconductor manufacturing and defense platforms.
 
     ABOUT C-MAC INDUSTRIES, INC.
     C-MAC is a leading internationally diversified designer and manufacturer
 of integrated electronic manufacturing solutions, from components to full
 systems, primarily serving the communications, automotive, instrumentation,
 defense and aerospace equipment markets worldwide.  C-MAC services also
 include product design, supply-chain management, and assembly and testing.
 
     ABOUT METRO LINK
     Metro Link Inc., a software development company founded in 1989,
 specializes in graphics display technology solutions for embedded operating
 systems such as VxWorks, LynxOS, QNX, Embedded Linux, and several others.
 Metro Link's products include a full suite of X Window System software and
 UPnP-enabled protocol stacks and custom device drivers to connect with
 appliances such as set-top boxes, Internet appliances and consumer
 electronics.
 
     X.Org, the worldwide X Window System consortium, has contracted with Metro
 Link to maintain and enhance the X Window System source code.  Metro Link's
 products are used in such projects as the Boeing 777, the Space Shuttle, 767
 AWACS, the Acuson Computed Sonography System, and many other applications that
 demand proven mission-critical reliability.  To learn more, visit
 http://www.metrolink.com/.
 
     Third-party marks and brands are property of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Metro Link Inc.
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Link Inc., the
 leader in graphical display software for high-performance embedded systems,
 has joined DY 4 Systems Inc. in a strategic relationship to provide complete
 2D and 3D graphical solutions for military and aerospace applications.  DY 4,
 the world's leading provider of mission-critical, real-time embedded
 solutions, is a subsidiary of C-MAC Industries Inc. (NYSE:   EMS)
 (Toronto: CMS).
     Under the strategic partnership agreement, Metro Link will merge DY 4's
 comprehensive OpenGL(R) code with their own OpenGL code that was written for
 LynuxWorks'(TM) LynxOS(R) real-time operating system, Linux and Concurrent
 Computer Corporation's PowerMAX OS real-time operating system.  Over the last
 two years DY 4 had developed an advanced implementation of OpenGL on the
 Permedia3(R) chip set from 3DLabs(R), Inc. for Wind River System, Inc.'s
 VxWorks(R) real-time operating system (RTOS).  Merging the DY 4 code into
 Metro Link's single-source repository will enable all of DY 4's customers to
 benefit from any of Metro Link's enhancements to the combined code set.  It
 also provides DY 4 customers with on-going maintenance and support for future
 upgrades to graphics standards, operating systems, and product enhancements.
     DY 4's advanced range of COTS processor boards and modules support Wind
 River's VxWorks RTOS, LynxOS RTOS, and the Linux operating system.  Metro Link
 has supported LynxOS and Linux for years and just recently ported Metro-X(TM)
 and Micro-X(TM) (their X Window System software) to the market-leading VxWorks
 RTOS.  Metro Link will now add support for DY 4's hardware to their X server.
     Morgan Von Essen, Metro Link President and CEO, said, "Our software has
 met the needs of many military and aerospace applications over the years, so
 we are excited to align ourselves with the industry's leading designer and
 manufacturer of ruggedized high-reliability board and system level solutions."
 He added, "Metro Link's 12-year history of providing mission-critical software
 makes this relationship with DY 4 important to military and aerospace software
 developers who need power and reliability in their ruggedized applications.
 Metro Extreme 3D(TM) (Metro Link's implementation of OpenGL) and Metro
 Media(TM) (Metro Link's video extension to the X Window System) will be
 particularly useful in advanced military visualization."
     Anthony Siregar, DY 4 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "Metro
 Link's products meet the stringent requirements for quality, reliability and
 advanced technology that our customers demand.  Just as in other areas of the
 embedded computer world, the software applications developed by defense and
 aerospace equipment suppliers continue to get more complex, more
 interconnected, and more critical to the success of the mission.  This
 relationship will allow mutual customers to reduce the cost of developing and
 deploying robust, highly reliable graphical systems."
     For further information, contact Robert Zinn, Vice President Marketing,
 Metro Link, Inc., Phone:  954-660-2440, Fax:  954-938-1982, Email:
 bobzinn@metrolink.com, or Duncan Young, Director of Communications, 333
 Palladium Dr. M/S 212, Kanata, Ontario, Canada K2V 1A6, Tel: 613-599-9191,
 Fax: 613-599-7777, Email: duncan.young@dy4.com.
 
     ABOUT DY 4 SYSTEMS
     DY 4 Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of C-MAC Industries, is a
 leading provider of high-performance, open architecture embedded processing
 solutions for real-time applications.  These commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
 modules, system-level products and services are used in industrial and harsh
 environments, including mission-critical aerospace, industrial control,
 semiconductor manufacturing and defense platforms.
 
     ABOUT C-MAC INDUSTRIES, INC.
     C-MAC is a leading internationally diversified designer and manufacturer
 of integrated electronic manufacturing solutions, from components to full
 systems, primarily serving the communications, automotive, instrumentation,
 defense and aerospace equipment markets worldwide.  C-MAC services also
 include product design, supply-chain management, and assembly and testing.
 
     ABOUT METRO LINK
     Metro Link Inc., a software development company founded in 1989,
 specializes in graphics display technology solutions for embedded operating
 systems such as VxWorks, LynxOS, QNX, Embedded Linux, and several others.
 Metro Link's products include a full suite of X Window System software and
 UPnP-enabled protocol stacks and custom device drivers to connect with
 appliances such as set-top boxes, Internet appliances and consumer
 electronics.
 
     X.Org, the worldwide X Window System consortium, has contracted with Metro
 Link to maintain and enhance the X Window System source code.  Metro Link's
 products are used in such projects as the Boeing 777, the Space Shuttle, 767
 AWACS, the Acuson Computed Sonography System, and many other applications that
 demand proven mission-critical reliability.  To learn more, visit
 http://www.metrolink.com/.
 
     Third-party marks and brands are property of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Metro Link Inc.