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Ziatech Intro’s LinuxPCI Development System for Applied Computing

Aug 10, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, San Jose Convention Center — Ziatech Corporation, a leading innovator of applied computing solutions for telecom and Internet applications, introduced today the first in a series of LinuxPCI development systems, a rack mount CompactPCI (CPCI) development platform using the Linux operating system. Designed to speed the development of carrier-grade computing applications, the new LinuxPCI 1000 Development System for Applied Computing combines the reliable, open CompactPCI architecture with MontaVista Software's Hard Hat(tm) Linux software.

Open CompactPCI (CPCI) platform for OEM fast-track development

Original equipment manufacturers on the fast-track to develop Linux-based applications for DSL systems, PBX systems, IP telephony, voice processing, and other telecom and Internet equipment, now have an open architecture platform designed with the bandwidth, reliability and features those applications require.
The LinuxPCI 1000 comes with the first version of Linux designed specifically for embedded applications. The Hard Hat Linux operating system from MontaVista Software, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA, combines the cost-effectiveness, openness and flexibility of Linux with the reliability and responsiveness required for embedded and applied computing applications. MontaVista will supplement the operating system's enhancements with comprehensive technical support, porting and customization services.

“The quick deployment of a Linux-based development system demonstrates Ziatech's commitment to the increasing demand for open source software solutions in the communications and industrial control arena,” said Jim Ready, the Founder and President of MontaVista Software.

Integrates Pentium II, core peripherals in a rack-mount enclosure

The LinuxPCI 1000 combines a standard, fan-cooled, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with a CompactPCI system based on the Intel Pentium® II processor, and key peripherals and I/O needed to facilitate application development. These include a floppy drive, hard drive, CD-ROM, and a 300-watt AC power supply. The system's eight-slot CompactPCI backplane supports 32-bit or 64-bit operation, the PICMG 2.1 Hot Swap Specification, and rear I/O. CompactNET, Ziatech's completely integrated multiprocessing environment for CompactPCI computers, is available as an option.

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