Wind River Demonstrates Exciting and Innovative Connected Consumer Devices At The Consumer Electronics Show
Partners Come Together To Enable Next Generation Information Systems
Las Vegas, Calif., January 7, 2002 - (Booth #14348 in South Hall 4) Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today announced that it will demonstrate a suite of next-generation information/entertainment devices at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) with industry-leading partners ANT Limited, BeComm Corp., Espial, and Minerva Networks. The suite features a wide range of interconnected devices including the latest in car infotainment, Internet-enabled DVD, wireless information, video and home gateway technology developed with enabling software and services from Wind River and these key partners.
Wind River software, including its market-leading VxWorks real-time operating system, serves as the proven foundation for bringing product visions to life. The Wind River Services organization can provide, cost effective components and a rigorous development approach, by offering training and development expertise in software to reduce risk and improve overall return on its customers own assets. Wind River s CES demonstrations illustrate how integrated software and service solutions can enable entertainment and information system manufacturers to rapidly turn product concepts into real-world applications.
"The exhibitors at this event offer the strongest possible endorsement of the extent to which Internet connectivity and network technologies are becoming pervasive from our homes to our automobiles. Our CES demonstrations and presentations are wonderful measures of the innovation and excitement that continues to drive this consumer market," said Dave Fraser, group vice president and general manager of Wind River s Networking business unit. "Our platform products combine an integrated software foundation with a multitude of expansion options that continue to grow in the market."
"The Kenwood Sovereign Entre Entertainment Hub is a prime example of how well ANT s world-class user interface and browser engine technology combines with Wind River s industry-leading operating system and networking technology to reduce development time and costs for the OEM while enabling enriched interactive experiences for the end user." said Simon Woodward, president and CEO of ANT Limited.
Built on BeComm s Strings"! technology, the RADkit"! provides everything applications need to effectively interact with network resources, content, data, and other network devices through simple interfaces that are accessible from Java, ActiveX, and C++. The RADkit is the first toolkit of its kind designed specifically to build data and media-rich applications for networks. Whether building web services enabled applications or distributed multimedia solutions that ship audio and video through a network, the RADkit"! makes it possible to build applications in far less time and with far greater functionality that ever before. We are very pleased to be working with Wind River Systems. VxWorks, in combination with BeComm s products such as the RADkit"! and core technology such as Strings make a great platform for developing applications for network enabled devices and appliances." said Edward Balassanian, President and CEO of BeComm Corporation. For more information on BeComm, please visit http://www.becomm.com/.
"There is a great synergy between Wind River and Espial due to our mutual leading positions in the embedded Java market," said Bob Egner, vice president of marketing for Espial. "We have numerous proof points of working together including the information appliance area, where the strength of Wind River s JWorks and the Espial Escape browser provided high performance, faithful rendering of web content in a fully branded user interface. We anticipate many more projects with Wind River in the consumer and automotive space in the near future."
Minerva Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class solutions that enable the delivery of broadcast-quality television and video services. Minerva s IP Television management software, encoders and media gateways combine to form IP Television headends, the central point of subscriber management, media aggregation, and distribution of on-demand video and entertainment services over high-speed broadband IP networks. "By demonstrating our combined technologies with Wind River at CES, we illustrate the power and flexibility of IP-based video distribution systems for service providers entering the IP television market," said Reed Majors, Minerva s vice president of marketing and business development.
About Wind River Services
With many years of experience, Wind River Services specializes in the unique challenges of accelerating embedded systems development. Offering a range of services, from just a few days of technical consulting to a comprehensive hardware and software project development capabilities, the Service organization can truly help to accelerate any product development activities. By using a partnering style of engagement, they can help perform those timesaving, but vital technology enhancements to the basic platform as well as contribute to the requirements for specific differentiation and problem solving inherent in large scale, complex system implementations. Using Wind River s Service organization can help save on development time and money as well as get the product to market quickly. To contact Wind River Services please see: www.windriver.com/services/.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think"!. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.
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