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For Immediate Release
CENTURY SOFTWARE DELIVERS FULLY INTEGRATED PDA SOLUTION
PIXIL embedded Linux-based solution, featuring a ready-to-use Personal
Information Management (PIM) Suite, aids companies to rapidly develop and deploy
smart flat panel display devices
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - LinuxWorld - August 28, 2001 - Century Embedded
Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux,
today announced the immediate availability of PIXIL, a commercial ready
embedded Linux operating environment and development suite optimized for small
footprint smart flat-panel devices. PIXIL leverages technologies from standards-based
embedded Linux to deliver a complete solution for rapidly developing and deploying
next generation handhelds and wireless devices.
PIXIL provides a complete suite of embedded software for advanced Internet
appliances that are proven across multiple form factors and includes full support
for wireless communications, networking, web browsing, power management and
GUIs. PIXIL's modular framework offers fully optimized, pre-defined components
for ready-to-use and easily customized applications, while eliminating the costly
and time-consuming need to combine individual components into one integrated
solution. Century's PIXIL delivers applications quickly, streamlining the process
of deploying reliable, secure and highly scalable next generation applications.
From standard off-the-shelf architectures to custom solutions, PIXIL greatly
reduces time to market. Supported architectures include x86, PowerPC, StrongARM,
MIPS, and SH.
"PIXIL technology provides the foundation to improve product offerings,
accelerate their delivery and reduce engineering costs. Century is offering
customers a complete development solution that features a rich set of applications
in a commercial off-the-shelf product," commented Gregory Haerr, CEO of
Century Software and open source leader in graphical technologies. "In
addition, PIXIL's modular system is designed to provide flexibility, enabling
developers to accommodate user requirements as customer demands and technologies
PIXIL: A Highly Scalable Framework
Featuring a comprehensive application and development suite, PIXIL's runtime
environment is highly scalable and offers solutions to meet a range of high
and low-end resource requirements. PIXIL's framework offers a unique combination
of internal design capabilities, device drivers, software development and management
tools for complete support throughout the entire product lifecycle.
PIXIL offers scalability through its support for graphical windowing environments
such as Nano-X and X Window System. A standard application suite
features a Personal Information Manager (PIM), Internet connectivity options
including an enhanced version of the ViewMLÔ Internet Browser, email client
and rich multimedia capabilities. A Desktop suite boasts a complementary set
of applications that synchronize data between the desktop and device. The desktop
PIM suite runs under Linux, Unix, and Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000.
Finally, PIXIL Software Developers Kit (SDK) allows easy modification and enhancement
of existing applications. To expedite development time, a target emulation environment
is included that enables the developer to create, test, and execute applications
on the desktop without having the actual target device. Source code to all open
source projects is provided.
Century Software provides extended maintenance contracts, certified support
and professional engineering services to create custom applications that seamlessly
integrate into the PIXIL environment. For more information, please visit us
on the World Wide Web at http://embedded.censoft.com/.
Century Embedded Technologies will be demonstrating PIXIL at the upcoming LinuxWorld
Expo at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 28 - 30 at Red Hat's
booth #653. The demo will be running on a Compaq iPAQ.
PIXIL is currently available directly from Century Embedded Technologies. Each
component of the PIXIL Operating Environment can be sold or licensed separately.
Bundled collections are available, already integrated and ready for use in your
target device. For sales and licensing information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Century Embedded Technologies
Century Embedded Technologies, a division of Century Software, Inc., is a leading
developer of core applications technologies for the worldwide embedded Linux
applications market. These technologies include graphical windowing system development
and runtime environments, customized Internet browsers and HTML viewers, PDA
solutions, and embedded multimedia technologies. These core technologies are
designed specifically to enable chip manufacturers, hardware board vendors,
and their customers to build embedded applications on most popular microprocessor
architectures. Additional company and product information is available on the
World Wide Web at embedded.centurysoftware.com.
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Century Software, Century Embedded Technologies, PIXIL, Nano-X
and ViewML are trademarks or registered trademarks of Century Software, Inc.
Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds Intel, Pentium and XScale
are trademarks or registered 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 owners.