Wind River Partners with Kontron to Develop Linux Based Industry Standard Telecom Solutions
|Kontron Joins Wind River To Help Drive Carrier Grade Linux Standardization on ATCA, AMC and MicroTCA Platforms|
ALAMEDA, Calif., October 16, 2006 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Kontron, one of the world's largest suppliers of embedded computer technology, has joined Wind River's partner program as a strategic partner and will bundle Wind River's Carrier-Grade Linux with Kontron’s next generation of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA), MicroTCA and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) platforms. The integrated Wind River and Kontron solutions create a complete COTS-based platform built on highly available, standards-based platforms for ATCA. Using COTS hardware and software enables application developers to simplify the overall product development effort and speed time-to-market of next-generation telecommunications equipment solutions.
"We are pleased to become one of Wind River's strategic partners for Linux-based platforms," said Tom Meyer, director, Kontron Communications Division. "Wind River is a pre-eminent supplier of real-time operating systems and has taken the lead in offering an integrated development and run-time environment for Carrier-Grade Linux. Integrating Wind River Linux into our next-generation platforms will enable us to offer customers the future-proof, stable and true carrier-grade system solution that only Wind River can help us provide."
Based on the Carrier Grade Linux specification from Open Source Development Labs, Wind River® Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, supports many of the industry's most popular telecommunications boards, making it an ideal fit for the telecommunications and high-end data networking markets. Platform for Network Equipment is a fully standards-based platform with support for key APIs such as the Hardware Platform Interface (HPI) specification from Service Availability Forum and the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). The result is a fully integrated and optimized support for the PICMG 3.x ATCA.
Platform for Network Equipment includes a standards-based interprocess communication (IPC) mechanism that connects the Linux and VxWorks editions of the platform. This capability is an especially viable configuration for many ATCA solutions that require both a true RTOS for data-plane communications and a Linux based solution for management and control. Only Wind River can offer a complete supported solution from a single vendor for all software required on ATCA platforms. This tested and validated Linux platform is supported and maintained by Wind River.
"We are very pleased to add Kontron as a strategic partner," said Glenn Seiler, director of product management for Wind River's Linux Platforms. "Kontron has become a major supplier of telecommunications equipment and both Kontron and Wind River are committed to driving standards for a COTS environment for telecom. We look forward to working together to provide our joint customers with fully integrated, standards-based DSO solutions that are cost effective and easily support a wide range of development environments."
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