MontaVista Debuts Hard Hat Linux 2.0 at ESC Spring; Highlights Stunning Array of Embedded Capabilities

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from MontaVista Software Ltd

    LONDON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MontaVista Software Inc., the company
 powering the embedded revolution, today announced the much-anticipated
 2.0 release of its Hard Hat(TM) Linux(R) operating system. Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 is the first embedded OS and tool kit based entirely on the latest Linux
 2.4 kernel and boasts unrivaled support for embedded processor architectures,
 CPU boards, and software components.  The feature-rich release spans the
 universe of embedded applications, targeting designs as diverse as consumer
 electronics, instrumentation/control, and communications infrastructure.
 Extremely scalable, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is equally at home on deeply embedded,
 diskless designs with small RAM/ROM footprints, and in complex
 business-critical applications, with stringent "5-nines" availability
 requirements, running hundreds of processes and managing massive loads.
     The hallmarks of Hard Hat Linux 2.0 are breadth and depth.  Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 targets over 20 processors from 5 industry-leading architectures,
 including x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH (new to this release).
 These CPUs populate the 60+ boards supported in the release, including
 off-the-shelf production boards and evaluation/reference platforms from global
 semiconductor suppliers.
     A true embedded systems product, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 focuses on cross
 development capability, with tools available on 8 host environments, including
 Red Hat Linux, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Solaris,
 native/hosted Hard Hat Linux, as well as under VMWare on Windows NT/2000.
 Consequently, the Hard Hat Linux host-target matrix boasts over 420 fully
 tested and supported combinations!
     Bringing unprecedented power to embedded target systems, Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 boasts over 200 software packages, comprising thousands of must-have
 deployable software components.  Many are available for the first time for
 deeply embedded processors like PowerQUICC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH.
     "Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is a tribute to the Open Source business model and to
 MontaVista engineering excellence," commented Jim Ready, founder and CEO of
 MontaVista.  "By providing more functionality across more configurations, we
 enable embedded developers and OEM manufacturers to focus on their value-add
 to speed next-generation applications to market."
 
     Availability
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition is available direct from
 MontaVista and MontaVista distribution channels worldwide as a product
 subscription, providing the MontaVista Hard Hat Linux kernel, utilities,
 development tools and one year of technical support.  It is open source,
 royalty-free, and built from 100% pure Linux sources.
     Also available for Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition are expanded
 add-on capabilities, including packages for embedded Java, High-Availability,
 legacy RTOS porting and emulation, and embedded GUI development.
     MontaVista will also make available Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Journeyman Edition
 freely available for technical evaluation and other uses.  A subset of Hard
 Hat Linux Professional Edition, it targets a sampling from all Hard Hat Linux
 CPU architectures and hosts on Red Hat Linux. It can be downloaded from the
 MontaVista Web site or obtained on CD-ROM for a nominal charge.
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition will be available the last week of
 April 2001, and will be joined by additional functionality and add-on
 technologies within 30 days via on-line distribution and on CD-ROM.
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is being shown at ESC Spring on April 10-12, 2001, at
 the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  For more information
 about Hard Hat Linux and MontaVista Software Inc., visit the Web site
 http://www.mvista.com
 
     About MontaVista Software, Inc.
     MontaVista Software Inc. is a leading provider of open-source systems
 software solutions for embedded systems.  Founded in 1999 by real-time
 operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista's principal offering is the
 Linux operating system and cross development tools tailored for embedded
 systems.  MontaVista products include Hard Hat(TM) Linux(R), a standard
 off-the-shelf binary distribution of Linux optimised for x86/IA-32, PowerPC,
 StrongARM, MIPS, SH and other microprocessor architectures.  Hard Hat Linux
 offers developers a family of open source solutions for embedded design, with
 targeted offerings for applications ranging from communications infrastructure
 to thin-client and edge applications.
     Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif.,
 MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors
 such Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co. and
 Intel Capital.  For more information about MontaVista, please visit
 http://www.mvista.com.
 
     Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
     Hard Hat is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.
     Intel, Pentium and XScale are 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 companies.
 
     This information can also be found on the European MontaVista FTP site by
 following the link: ftp://ftp.jdk.co.uk/MontaVista/Press/21015.htm
     A medium resolution picture relevant to this press release can be found by
 following the link: ftp://ftp.jdk.co.uk/MontaVista/Press/MR21015.jpg
 
 

SOURCE MontaVista Software Ltd
    LONDON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MontaVista Software Inc., the company
 powering the embedded revolution, today announced the much-anticipated
 2.0 release of its Hard Hat(TM) Linux(R) operating system. Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 is the first embedded OS and tool kit based entirely on the latest Linux
 2.4 kernel and boasts unrivaled support for embedded processor architectures,
 CPU boards, and software components.  The feature-rich release spans the
 universe of embedded applications, targeting designs as diverse as consumer
 electronics, instrumentation/control, and communications infrastructure.
 Extremely scalable, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is equally at home on deeply embedded,
 diskless designs with small RAM/ROM footprints, and in complex
 business-critical applications, with stringent "5-nines" availability
 requirements, running hundreds of processes and managing massive loads.
     The hallmarks of Hard Hat Linux 2.0 are breadth and depth.  Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 targets over 20 processors from 5 industry-leading architectures,
 including x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH (new to this release).
 These CPUs populate the 60+ boards supported in the release, including
 off-the-shelf production boards and evaluation/reference platforms from global
 semiconductor suppliers.
     A true embedded systems product, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 focuses on cross
 development capability, with tools available on 8 host environments, including
 Red Hat Linux, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Solaris,
 native/hosted Hard Hat Linux, as well as under VMWare on Windows NT/2000.
 Consequently, the Hard Hat Linux host-target matrix boasts over 420 fully
 tested and supported combinations!
     Bringing unprecedented power to embedded target systems, Hard Hat Linux
 2.0 boasts over 200 software packages, comprising thousands of must-have
 deployable software components.  Many are available for the first time for
 deeply embedded processors like PowerQUICC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH.
     "Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is a tribute to the Open Source business model and to
 MontaVista engineering excellence," commented Jim Ready, founder and CEO of
 MontaVista.  "By providing more functionality across more configurations, we
 enable embedded developers and OEM manufacturers to focus on their value-add
 to speed next-generation applications to market."
 
     Availability
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition is available direct from
 MontaVista and MontaVista distribution channels worldwide as a product
 subscription, providing the MontaVista Hard Hat Linux kernel, utilities,
 development tools and one year of technical support.  It is open source,
 royalty-free, and built from 100% pure Linux sources.
     Also available for Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition are expanded
 add-on capabilities, including packages for embedded Java, High-Availability,
 legacy RTOS porting and emulation, and embedded GUI development.
     MontaVista will also make available Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Journeyman Edition
 freely available for technical evaluation and other uses.  A subset of Hard
 Hat Linux Professional Edition, it targets a sampling from all Hard Hat Linux
 CPU architectures and hosts on Red Hat Linux. It can be downloaded from the
 MontaVista Web site or obtained on CD-ROM for a nominal charge.
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition will be available the last week of
 April 2001, and will be joined by additional functionality and add-on
 technologies within 30 days via on-line distribution and on CD-ROM.
     Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is being shown at ESC Spring on April 10-12, 2001, at
 the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  For more information
 about Hard Hat Linux and MontaVista Software Inc., visit the Web site
 http://www.mvista.com
 
     About MontaVista Software, Inc.
     MontaVista Software Inc. is a leading provider of open-source systems
 software solutions for embedded systems.  Founded in 1999 by real-time
 operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista's principal offering is the
 Linux operating system and cross development tools tailored for embedded
 systems.  MontaVista products include Hard Hat(TM) Linux(R), a standard
 off-the-shelf binary distribution of Linux optimised for x86/IA-32, PowerPC,
 StrongARM, MIPS, SH and other microprocessor architectures.  Hard Hat Linux
 offers developers a family of open source solutions for embedded design, with
 targeted offerings for applications ranging from communications infrastructure
 to thin-client and edge applications.
     Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif.,
 MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors
 such Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co. and
 Intel Capital.  For more information about MontaVista, please visit
 http://www.mvista.com.
 
     Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
     Hard Hat is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.
     Intel, Pentium and XScale are 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 companies.
 
     This information can also be found on the European MontaVista FTP site by
 following the link: ftp://ftp.jdk.co.uk/MontaVista/Press/21015.htm
     A medium resolution picture relevant to this press release can be found by
 following the link: ftp://ftp.jdk.co.uk/MontaVista/Press/MR21015.jpg
 
 SOURCE  MontaVista Software Ltd