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Device-oriented products hot at LinuxWorld Expo

Aug 14, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Several device-oriented products familiar to LinuxDevices readers came away from last week's LinuxWorld Expo with product excellence awards. Winners included Trolltech's Qtopia Greenphone SDK (software development kit), Unicon's System-on-Display hardware reference design, and Coverity's online… software quality testing tools.

Trolltech's Qtopia Greenphone SDK is intended to help application developers target mobile phones and other portable devices based on Trolltech's Qtopia application framework. The SDK optionally includes the Greenphone itself (depicted above), a GSM/GPRS phone with a user-modifiable Linux OS. The Greenphone won a similar award at LinuxWorld, London last year.

Unicon Systems's System-on-Display (depicted at right) is a multipurpose hardware reference design based on an Intel/Marvell XScale processor. It uses “chip-on-film” technology similar to that used in Motorola's RAZR phones, in order to achieve an extremely slim and trim profile.

Coverity's testing service tests applications for quality and security. The company famously used it to analyse 250 open source projects recently.

The complete list of product excellence awards for the 2007 LinuxWorld Expo reads:

  • Best security solution — Untangle: “Untangle Gateway Platform”
  • Most innovative hardware solution — Rackable Systems: Concentro
  • Best system management tool — Hyperic: Hyperic HQ 3.1
  • Best integration solution — Openbravo: Openbravo ERP
  • Best clustering solution — SteelEye Technology: LifeKeeper Protection Suite for VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Best database solution — EnterpriseDB Corporation: EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2
  • Best desktop solution — Canonical, Ltd.: Ubuntu 7.08
  • Best grid computing solution — ServePath: Grid Series Internet Hosting Platform
  • Best application development tool — Coverity:
  • Best messaging solution — Kerio Technologies Inc.: Kerio MailServer 6.4
  • Best mobility solution — Trolltech: Qtopia Greenphone SDK
  • Best virtualization solution — Scalent Systems: Scalent V/OE
  • Best of show — Unicon Systems, Inc.: System On Display

Don Marti, site editor at, stated, “We're so thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize these companies that are making strides in innovating and improving existing products in the Linux and open source community.”

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