Motorola Selects Lineo Embedix Digital Media Core for DCT5000 Family of Advanced Interactive Set-Top Terminals

Lineo's Linux-based Operating System Software Platform Enables

Delivery of Enhanced Interactive Digital Content and Applications



Aug 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator in embedded systems, today announced that Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT)
 Broadband Communications Sector has selected Lineo Embedix(TM) Digital Media
 core as the initial Linux operating system software for its DCT5000 family of
 advanced interactive digital set-top terminals.  Designed to enable broadband
 network operators to update and add advanced features to the DCT5000 terminals
 upon demand, this flexible, robust platform is expected to accelerate the
 deployment of advanced digital content and applications.  Such applications
 include personal video recorders, streaming media and home networking
 capabilities.
     Motorola selected the Embedix Digital Media core because the Linux-based
 software provides a robust feature set and is enhanced with drivers and
 extensions that allow for advanced digital programming and services while
 maintaining a small footprint in the set-top.  In addition, the Embedix
 Digital Media open platform enables developers to quickly create and port
 middleware and applications.  The stability and robustness of Embedix Digital
 Media enables the delivery of an enhanced, interactive digital experience.
 Lineo Embedix Digital Media contains a Linux kernel that has been highly
 optimized and enhanced with graphic drivers, transport stream drivers, and TV
 and video extensions to meet digital set-top terminal demands.  APIs and
 transport stream drivers are concurrently being developed for multiple
 standards, enabling Embedix Digital Media to be deployed worldwide.
     "The Embedix Digital Media core provides the open and stable operating
 system software solution needed for our advanced digital set-top platform,
 while helping to contain development costs," said Carl McGrath, vice president
 and general manager of Motorola Broadband's DigiCable(R) business.  "The
 Embedix Digital Media core will provide an expandable development platform for
 any number of the latest 'in-demand' applications, such as personal video
 recorders and home networking."
     Bryan Sparks, Lineo CEO said, "Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
 has deployed more than 16 million digital set-top terminals to date,
 establishing its leadership in the broadband cable industry.  Motorola and
 Lineo look forward to establishing the DCT5000 with a robust and stable
 platform as Linux quickly becomes the standard for digital media.  Lineo's
 extensive embedded Linux experience, combined with Motorola's leading set-top
 hardware and end-to-end cable systems expertise, will provide powerful digital
 media capabilities for broadband network operators and content providers."
     This announcement closely follows the broadband industry's June 2001
 announcement of the formation of the TV Linux Alliance, of which both Motorola
 and Lineo serve as founding members.  As part of the TV Linux Alliance, Lineo
 and Motorola joined 22 other industry leaders to define a standards-based
 Linux environment for the digital set-top market.  The Linux environment
 offers broadband network operators significant benefits, among them lower
 operating system and development costs, more rapid device driver support for
 new hardware features, fewer cycles in porting middleware solutions, and
 easier porting of additional new interactive applications -- each of which can
 help deliver the latest advanced interactive services more quickly and less
 expensively.
     Motorola's DCT5000 family of interactive set-top terminals (including the
 DCT5100, DCT5200 and DCT52X0) is the most technologically advanced set-top
 platform available today, offering a thick-client solution for operators to
 aggressively ward off satellite Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) competition.
 Each member of the DCT5000 family contains a high-end processor, a large
 memory footprint, an integrated DOCSIS modem, 3D graphics support, HDTV
 decoding capabilities, and operator-selectable thick-client application
 suites.  These products provide a platform for future IP and video-based
 interactivity, including personal video recorder (PVR), high-definition TV,
 streaming media, IP and video telephony, file transfer capability, and
 session-oriented gaming.
 
     Availability
     The Motorola DCT5000 set-tops with Lineo Embedix Digital Media core are
 expected to be available in Q1 of 2002.
 
     About Motorola, Inc.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  For more information visit www.motorola.com.
 
     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 operating system software),
 uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), SecureEdge(TM)
 (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN Internet routers, network
 attached storage and firewalls), RTXC(TM) (general purpose and DSP real-time
 operating system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development toolkit) and RTXC(TM)
 Quadros(TM) (a real-time operating system for multi-processor devices).
 Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling
 (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Embedix is a trademark 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.
 
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SOURCE Lineo, Inc.
    SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator in embedded systems, today announced that Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT)
 Broadband Communications Sector has selected Lineo Embedix(TM) Digital Media
 core as the initial Linux operating system software for its DCT5000 family of
 advanced interactive digital set-top terminals.  Designed to enable broadband
 network operators to update and add advanced features to the DCT5000 terminals
 upon demand, this flexible, robust platform is expected to accelerate the
 deployment of advanced digital content and applications.  Such applications
 include personal video recorders, streaming media and home networking
 capabilities.
     Motorola selected the Embedix Digital Media core because the Linux-based
 software provides a robust feature set and is enhanced with drivers and
 extensions that allow for advanced digital programming and services while
 maintaining a small footprint in the set-top.  In addition, the Embedix
 Digital Media open platform enables developers to quickly create and port
 middleware and applications.  The stability and robustness of Embedix Digital
 Media enables the delivery of an enhanced, interactive digital experience.
 Lineo Embedix Digital Media contains a Linux kernel that has been highly
 optimized and enhanced with graphic drivers, transport stream drivers, and TV
 and video extensions to meet digital set-top terminal demands.  APIs and
 transport stream drivers are concurrently being developed for multiple
 standards, enabling Embedix Digital Media to be deployed worldwide.
     "The Embedix Digital Media core provides the open and stable operating
 system software solution needed for our advanced digital set-top platform,
 while helping to contain development costs," said Carl McGrath, vice president
 and general manager of Motorola Broadband's DigiCable(R) business.  "The
 Embedix Digital Media core will provide an expandable development platform for
 any number of the latest 'in-demand' applications, such as personal video
 recorders and home networking."
     Bryan Sparks, Lineo CEO said, "Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
 has deployed more than 16 million digital set-top terminals to date,
 establishing its leadership in the broadband cable industry.  Motorola and
 Lineo look forward to establishing the DCT5000 with a robust and stable
 platform as Linux quickly becomes the standard for digital media.  Lineo's
 extensive embedded Linux experience, combined with Motorola's leading set-top
 hardware and end-to-end cable systems expertise, will provide powerful digital
 media capabilities for broadband network operators and content providers."
     This announcement closely follows the broadband industry's June 2001
 announcement of the formation of the TV Linux Alliance, of which both Motorola
 and Lineo serve as founding members.  As part of the TV Linux Alliance, Lineo
 and Motorola joined 22 other industry leaders to define a standards-based
 Linux environment for the digital set-top market.  The Linux environment
 offers broadband network operators significant benefits, among them lower
 operating system and development costs, more rapid device driver support for
 new hardware features, fewer cycles in porting middleware solutions, and
 easier porting of additional new interactive applications -- each of which can
 help deliver the latest advanced interactive services more quickly and less
 expensively.
     Motorola's DCT5000 family of interactive set-top terminals (including the
 DCT5100, DCT5200 and DCT52X0) is the most technologically advanced set-top
 platform available today, offering a thick-client solution for operators to
 aggressively ward off satellite Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) competition.
 Each member of the DCT5000 family contains a high-end processor, a large
 memory footprint, an integrated DOCSIS modem, 3D graphics support, HDTV
 decoding capabilities, and operator-selectable thick-client application
 suites.  These products provide a platform for future IP and video-based
 interactivity, including personal video recorder (PVR), high-definition TV,
 streaming media, IP and video telephony, file transfer capability, and
 session-oriented gaming.
 
     Availability
     The Motorola DCT5000 set-tops with Lineo Embedix Digital Media core are
 expected to be available in Q1 of 2002.
 
     About Motorola, Inc.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  For more information visit www.motorola.com.
 
     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 operating system software),
 uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), SecureEdge(TM)
 (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN Internet routers, network
 attached storage and firewalls), RTXC(TM) (general purpose and DSP real-time
 operating system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development toolkit) and RTXC(TM)
 Quadros(TM) (a real-time operating system for multi-processor devices).
 Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling
 (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Embedix is a trademark 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.
 
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