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uClinux console servers add open source UPS mgmt

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| Opengear has integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) monitoring tools
| in its uClinux-based remote access equipment. Opengear's console servers
| (pictured at left) now include tools derived from the open source Network UPS
| Tools (NUT) project, says the company.


More on devices (further expansion in Europe)

MontaVista expands in France and Spain

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| MontaVista Software has signed up a value-added distributor to expand its
| sales and support organization in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Asia)
| region. Its deal with embedded supplier ANTYCIP will especialy strengthen
| MontaVista's presence in France and Spain, says the Silicon Valley-based
| vendor of Linux distributions and development tools.



Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
| * * * Licensing cost advantages
| * * * Flexibility of source code access
| * * * General familiarity
| * * * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
| * * * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS


Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux.
| [...]
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux."
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux.


Linux rides pillion on Mumbai city buses

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| This triangle of devices in the bus uses ARM9 processors and runs embedded
| Linux using kernel 2.6. Having these Linux-embedded devices, says Satish
| Goriani, consultant to the technology provider Kaizen, drastically reduces
| the transaction time, and the inbuilt services in Linux, such as SSH, make it
| easy to manage them remotely. Forty buses are equipped in this way. The other
| 3,500 in the system use a more low-tech solution: a handheld device that the
| bus conductor uses to debit the smart card.

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