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MontaVista and Netgem collaborate on digital TV platforms

Apr 21, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software and Netgem have announced the launching of a technical and marketing collaboration with the goal to integrate and promote Netgem's interactive software platform for digital TV and Montavista's Hard Hat Linux. The partnership provides for close co-operation on both technology and marketing. In particular, it will enable the efficient and high quality integration of Netgem's digital interactive TV Software in the hardware platforms of both companies' digital broadcasting and consumer electronic manufacturing customers.

This co-operation will provide operators with two decisive technological and competitive advantages, Linux and open Internet technologies. Linux brings operators a very stable and adaptable open source operating system. Open and Internet technologies allow operators to reap the benefits of the availability and cost-effectiveness of web content and applications.

Patrice Commune, MontaVista's vice president of international operations, said, “This alliance offers a complete embedded software solution that significantly decreases time to market and lowers total development costs of new generation digital set-top boxes. Within the scope of ETSI's DVB-MHP model, digital TV applications designers will benefit from Montavista's Hard Hat Linux as the ideal system software layer for efficient management of multimedia streams, data, and hardware resources. The bundling of Hard Hat Linux within Netgem's Unified Interactivity Software platform will lead to early and reliable delivery of the most advanced video broadcasting and interactive services.”

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