Wind River Selected by Linksys to Provide the Software Foundation and Services for their Dual Band Wireless Products
Wind River Software and Services Selected for Its Ability to Speed Development and Increase Efficiencies, Security and Manageability
Alameda, Calif.— November, 20, 2002 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced Linksys, the leading provider of wired and wireless networking products for home and small/medium business environments, leveraged a combination of Wind River technology and professional services to positively enhance the user experience, add value and accelerate the time to market of the Linksys Dual Band Wireless A+B Broadband Router and Dual Band Wireless A+B Access Point. Wind River’s operating system technology and advanced embedded networking protocols provide Linksys’ Dual Band Wireless products with leading security features and functionality not typically found in home and small business networking solutions. WindManageÔ integrated device management and services enable Linksys to deliver top quality solutions quickly, with flexible software architecture for future advancements and manageability.
The newly released Linksys Dual Band Wireless Broadband Router and Access Point serve as the centerpiece of a home or office network. Leveraging Wind River software technology as the foundation for product functionality, Linksys has incorporated leading edge features including support for both 802.11b & 802.11a wireless networking with 802.1x authentication and authorization. Its Web-based configuration utilities are based on Wind River’s WindManage device management suite, offering seamless and adaptable management and network monitoring that scales from personal administration to interoperability with sophisticated corporate management suites. In addition, a seamless firmware update function supports ongoing maintenance and future feature enhancements.
“Linksys is committed to delivering extremely reliable, competitively priced and value added Wireless products for the consumer and business markets,” said Charles Tran, wireless product manager for Linksys. “We are confident our customers will benefit from the added value Wind River’s technology and support brings to our wireless dual band products.”
Wind River’s services team worked with Linksys to configure and optimize Wind River’s platform components, including low level hardware and driver support and implementation of a branded Web user interface to Linksys’ specifications. Working with the Wind River services team, Linksys enjoyed a cost effective route to system implementation that was sourced from the same organization as the base technology. Wind River Services is a premier provider of embedded system development services, with a global base of resources and proven track record in quality networking equipment implementations.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Linksys as the leading vendor of wireless networking equipment for homes and small businesses,” said Brad Murdoch, vice president and general manager of services for Wind River. “This engagement demonstrates how the combination of Wind River technology and our professional services team can help our customers speed commercial product development and manage development costs. We are excited about this latest product development and look forward to providing these benefits across a broad range of Linksys devices.”
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It is the only company to provide market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River’s products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world are standardizing on Wind River, creating the most reliable products while also accelerating their time to market.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977 worldwide.
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