Prime Time for Embedded Linux

Trolltech and LISA Systems Provide First Linux Handheld

With Web Access to Launch Embedded Linux Partnership



Mar 12, 2001, 00:00 ET from Trolltech

    HANOVER, Germany, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a development that brings
 the hottest new embedded operating system to the German market, Trolltech and
 LISA Systems today announced a comprehensive Linux solution for the Compaq
 iPAQ palmtop computer, which will be demonstrated at CeBIT, the world's
 largest computer expo, located in Hanover, Germany.
     The Linux-enabled iPAQ will represent the first project in a partnership
 that teams LISA System's mLinux, embedded Linux with Trolltech's Qt/Embedded
 and Qt Palmtop Environment.
     The solution includes:  the Compaq iPAQ; Trolltech's Qt/Embedded GUI
 application framework and windowing system; Trolltech's Qt Palmtop
 Environment, which includes personal information management software, as well
 as games and a powerful MPEG player; custom components from LISA Systems which
 include mLinux embedded Linux with power management, Internet access, and a
 popular open-source web browser and file manager based on the KDE desktop
 environment.
     "There is no need for any operating system that is restricted to PDAs or
 handhelds. Linux unifies professional electronic data processing from server
 to handhelds," said Robin Jacobitz, Managing director of LISA systems.
 "Linux's adaptability allows for specific, slim, business solutions resulting
 in better performance and efficiency. Our Linux-iPAQ's power management is
 already ahead of Windows CE. And regarding a mobile device with web-access,
 which OS gives you more in terms of price, performance and security features?"
     LISA Systems is adding several key elements:  Power Management for Linux
 kernel, browser that includes css-, ssl- and java-script functionality,
 scripts for telephony, web-access with Nokia cardphone via GSM and HSCSD or
 via gprs-cellphone with serial cord, a dialer to conveniently work the phone,
 compressed JFFS that allows to use the flash-rom like a ram and a multi-user
 log-in.
     LISA Systems will be creating the Linux-based iPAQs for the German market.
 LISA Systems delivers the mLinux distribution pre-installed on the iPAQ or on
 CD-ROM. The solution will be based on open source software, which means that
 because Trolltech's Qt is the basis of the KDE desktop environment, thousands
 of KDE-based Linux applications will be available for porting to the
 LISA Systems solution.
     "We have over a hundred thousand developers out there working with Qt,
 supplemented by a University program that's educating 10,000 additional
 developers every year," says Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "Developers
 creating Qt-based desktop applications can move them to the embedded market
 simply and efficiently-a huge advantage for LISA Systems and their Linux-based
 iPAQ."
     The demonstration of the LISA Systems Linux-based iPAQ will be
 demonstrated in Trolltech's booth (Hall 003, Stand C57) at CeBIT, from
 March 21 to March 22, 2001.
 
     About LISA systems OHG
     For more information, visit www.lisa.de. Or contact Juergen Rufenach,
 +49 40 43 16 60 21
 jrufenach@lisa.de
 
     About Trolltech
     Trolltech develops, supports, and markets Qt, a C++ cross-platform GUI
 application framework. Qt and Qt/Embedded let programmers rapidly build
 state-of-the-art GUI applications for desktop and embedded environments using
 a "write once, compile anywhere" strategy. Qt has been used to develop
 hundreds of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of
 the emerging KDE Linux desktop standard. Trolltech is headquartered in
 Oslo, Norway, with offices in Santa Clara, California, and Brisbane,
 Australia. For more information about Trolltech, see www.trolltech.com.
 
 

SOURCE Trolltech
    HANOVER, Germany, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a development that brings
 the hottest new embedded operating system to the German market, Trolltech and
 LISA Systems today announced a comprehensive Linux solution for the Compaq
 iPAQ palmtop computer, which will be demonstrated at CeBIT, the world's
 largest computer expo, located in Hanover, Germany.
     The Linux-enabled iPAQ will represent the first project in a partnership
 that teams LISA System's mLinux, embedded Linux with Trolltech's Qt/Embedded
 and Qt Palmtop Environment.
     The solution includes:  the Compaq iPAQ; Trolltech's Qt/Embedded GUI
 application framework and windowing system; Trolltech's Qt Palmtop
 Environment, which includes personal information management software, as well
 as games and a powerful MPEG player; custom components from LISA Systems which
 include mLinux embedded Linux with power management, Internet access, and a
 popular open-source web browser and file manager based on the KDE desktop
 environment.
     "There is no need for any operating system that is restricted to PDAs or
 handhelds. Linux unifies professional electronic data processing from server
 to handhelds," said Robin Jacobitz, Managing director of LISA systems.
 "Linux's adaptability allows for specific, slim, business solutions resulting
 in better performance and efficiency. Our Linux-iPAQ's power management is
 already ahead of Windows CE. And regarding a mobile device with web-access,
 which OS gives you more in terms of price, performance and security features?"
     LISA Systems is adding several key elements:  Power Management for Linux
 kernel, browser that includes css-, ssl- and java-script functionality,
 scripts for telephony, web-access with Nokia cardphone via GSM and HSCSD or
 via gprs-cellphone with serial cord, a dialer to conveniently work the phone,
 compressed JFFS that allows to use the flash-rom like a ram and a multi-user
 log-in.
     LISA Systems will be creating the Linux-based iPAQs for the German market.
 LISA Systems delivers the mLinux distribution pre-installed on the iPAQ or on
 CD-ROM. The solution will be based on open source software, which means that
 because Trolltech's Qt is the basis of the KDE desktop environment, thousands
 of KDE-based Linux applications will be available for porting to the
 LISA Systems solution.
     "We have over a hundred thousand developers out there working with Qt,
 supplemented by a University program that's educating 10,000 additional
 developers every year," says Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "Developers
 creating Qt-based desktop applications can move them to the embedded market
 simply and efficiently-a huge advantage for LISA Systems and their Linux-based
 iPAQ."
     The demonstration of the LISA Systems Linux-based iPAQ will be
 demonstrated in Trolltech's booth (Hall 003, Stand C57) at CeBIT, from
 March 21 to March 22, 2001.
 
     About LISA systems OHG
     For more information, visit www.lisa.de. Or contact Juergen Rufenach,
 +49 40 43 16 60 21
 jrufenach@lisa.de
 
     About Trolltech
     Trolltech develops, supports, and markets Qt, a C++ cross-platform GUI
 application framework. Qt and Qt/Embedded let programmers rapidly build
 state-of-the-art GUI applications for desktop and embedded environments using
 a "write once, compile anywhere" strategy. Qt has been used to develop
 hundreds of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of
 the emerging KDE Linux desktop standard. Trolltech is headquartered in
 Oslo, Norway, with offices in Santa Clara, California, and Brisbane,
 Australia. For more information about Trolltech, see www.trolltech.com.
 
 SOURCE  Trolltech