September 10, 2004

DTI and MontaVista OEM Agreement

Patricia Colby writes " Diversified Technology, Inc and MontaVista Software formalize OEM agreement for Carrier Grade Linux deployed with DTI's Targa Series of AdvancedTCA Platforms

Agreement supports COTS and proprietary AdvancedTCA developments

Intel® Developers Forum / San Francisco, CA - September 9, 2004 - Diversified Technology, Inc. and MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced a formal OEM agreement to promote DTI's Targa series of AdvancedTCA® Solutions preinstalled with MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE). The collaboration supports both companies' commitment to modular, standards-based AdvancedTCA® platforms for the telecommunications market. In addition to the DTI's Targa product line, MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for the PlexSys line of PICMG® 2.16 Platforms will also be included in the development partnership. CGE is an advanced Linux-based development platform from market leader MontaVista Software, engineered specifically for the robust and highly available requirements of carrier grade applications.

"Our relationship with MontaVista strengthens our ability to deliver a solution to the migrating communications market," noted Pat Busby, President of Diversified Technology, Inc. "MontaVista's comprehensive development of CGE Linux for the telecom environment supports DTI's position in promoting high availability and reliability of the AdvancedTCA® architecture. The Targa / CGE Linux solution is a complete package reflecting cost-effective, rapid launch initiative that is the reality of today's market. The customer wants enhanced services today via traditional and next generation platforms. Diversified Technology and MontaVista have answered the call for next generation infrastructure."

"With DTI, we can provide our mutual equipment provider customers with a carrier-grade, scalable, integrated platform solution for networking-intensive infrastructure applications," commented Scott Jaffe, Vice President, Business Development, MontaVista Software. "MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition has been shown to address telecom availability needs in compliance with Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Service Availability (SA) Forum feature requirements, which are important benchmarks for telecommunications service providers."

About Diversified Technology's Targa ATCA Solutions

Diversified Technology, Inc delivers the base platforms for open standard, modular communication platforms via its Targa Series of AdvancedTCA® Platforms. The Targa Platforms (14U, 5U and 2U) are a fully integrated solutions designed for deployment into the Telecom and Datacom markets, powered by the ATC-4130 LV Intel® Xeon⢠processor blades. The full mesh backplane and advanced system monitoring capability are standard features of the platform along with the PICMG® 3.1 compliant Hub Switch node.

For over three decades, DTI has addressed the high-end, industrial computing requirements of the expansive communications market. Wireless, VoIP, Unified Communications and Speech Recognition are developed and deployed in a fraction of the time. Targa AdvancedTCA® solutions are the merger of DTI's commitment to the first-to-market comms platforms and the PICMG® 3.x specification for open standards hardware. DTI and Targa - Partner with an industry leader to leverage your revenue opportunities for next generation solutions.

About MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

This innovative product is an industry standard COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) Carrier Grade Linux platform providing functionality specifically for Telecom and Datacom with high availability, hardening and real-time performance. CGE is an advanced Linux-based development platform engineered specifically for the robust and highly available requirements of carrier grade applications. CGE is being used today in telecommunications and data communications applications for use in communications network infrastructure solutions. CGE is targeted for edge and core telecommunications including applications for the converging IP and voice networks such as softswitches, SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node), RNC (Radio Network Controller), Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways, and many other applications. It enhances standard Linux with additional real-time, high availability and high reliability features based on the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Carrier Grade Linux Specification, and it is ideal for deployment in a range of carrier-grade environments.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software and development tools for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista empowers software developers by providing Open Source GNU/Linux-based software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products that address software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista products include MontaVista Linux Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade Editions. MontaVista DevRocket, a powerful integrated development environment, delivers state-of-the-art development tools across all product Editions. MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, CA, MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors and corporate strategic investors. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

About Diversified Technology, Inc.

Diversified Technology, Inc., an Ergon Company, has been a leading designer/manufacturer of single board computers, embedded platforms, and rackmount systems in the industrial computing market for over 30 years. As an associate member of the Intel® Communications Alliance and an ISO9001 certified company, DTI provides Intel® Architecture-based computer boards, systems, and products for next generation processing applications.

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