SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld, Booth #740 — August 7, 2007 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that AMX will standardize its Modero® Touch Panels on Wind River® Linux, the DSO industry's leading commercial grade Linux Platform. AMX expanded its existing relationship with Wind River after conducting an ROI (return-on-investment) analysis, forecasting up to $2 million in savings by opting for Wind River Linux instead of roll-your-own Linux. Additionally, by standardizing on Wind River’s platform, AMX engineers will benefit from higher productivity and efficiency by taking advantage of Wind River's Workbench On-Chip Debugging tool suite and world-class support services.
"Choosing Wind River Linux has enabled our engineers to spend more time developing the unique features that have always made our Modero Touch Panels such a customer favorite," said Rick Gelling, Director of Firmware Engineering at AMX. "Having successfully standardized a different AMX product on Wind River's VxWorks platform, we knew that Wind River's Linux platform would also be a great choice for our touch panels."
"Wind River understands the complex needs of device developers and as such, we offer unprecedented flexibility and support to help them bring their devices to market faster and at lower cost," said Jason Pettit, Product Line Manager of Linux Platforms at Wind River. "We are pleased that AMX has made the decision to expand its relationship with Wind River and standardize on our Linux platform."
In addition to selecting a Linux distribution, it was important for AMX to identify a debugging solution that was complete, comprehensive and improved the overall efficiency of its development teams. After careful consideration, AMX chose Wind River Workbench, On-Chip Debugging Edition to support AMX's goals to get to market fast, improve product quality by locating problems early in the development cycle and reduce costs by using the JTAG interface and the industry-standard Eclipse platform. The ability to move seamlessly from hardware bring-up and debugging with a JTAG interface to deep software analysis is one reason AMX chose the Wind River solution. Gelling's team relies upon Wind River's complete development and debug product suite, including Wind River ScopeTools for device software analysis.
"We performed an ROI analysis and believe we can save up to $2 million over the next two years with Wind River Linux as compared to Roll-Your-Own Linux," said Gelling. "Standardizing on one toolset across the company is very powerful from a cost-saving and productivity standpoint."
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product.
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 1-800-872-4977.
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Director, Global Communications