August 9, 2004

MontaVista Series of Free Technical Webinars

Annette Oevermann writes "Calling All Developers: Learn How to Achieve a Faster Time to Market, Increased Profitability, and the "Linux" Advantage with MontaVistaMontaVista launches a series of technical Webinars designed to introduce customers to the benefits of using Linux as a real business advantage

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2004 -- MontaVista Software Inc., the leading provider of tools and system software for Embedded and Carrier Grade Linux solutions, will be hosting a series of free technical Webinars designed to help businesses understand the benefits of using Linux in their development programs. Quickly becoming the platform of choice for device and infrastructure developers worldwide, MontaVista has been helping its customers increase their revenue opportunities through tools and services that enable them to get to market quicker with Linux.

The first in the series, "Tools to Power Your Linux Development," will be an introduction for project managers and software engineers who are considering embedded Linux for upcoming product designs. This free presentation will address the importance of simplifying and accelerating the real world tasks associated with Linux development. Participants will be introduced to MontaVista® DevRocket(TM), a fully graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE). DevRocket delivers a comprehensive suite of tools designed to accelerate and optimize the development, debugging and deployment of embedded projects.

"Tools to Power Your Linux Development" Event Details

Date: August 17, 2004

Session 1: 8 am PT

Session 2: 5 pm PT

Duration: 1 hour (40 min presentation, 20 min Q & A)

Presenter: Jacob Lehrbaum, MontaVista Software

Future topics in this series of Webinars include:

* Develop and Profit Under the GPL - Jason Wacha (Sept 14, Dec 14)

* Migrating From Legacy RTOS to Linux - Mike Mathews (Oct 19, Jan 12, 2005)

All Webinars run for an hour, including a 40-minute presentation and
20 minutes reserved for Q & A.

For more information, or to register for this program, please visit

About MontaVista DevRocket

Combining the flexibility of industry-standard Eclipse technology with the systems expertise of MontaVista Software, the MontaVista DevRocket graphical development environment enables OEMs to accelerate the creation of Linux-based systems software and applications, while optimizing performance and use of system resources. DevRocket streamlines the expected edit-compile-debug cycle; and it simplifies and accelerates the real-world chores that comprise Linux development ? doing kernel configuration, right-sizing applications and libraries, tuning real-time performance, and building ready-to-use file system platform images. The rich portfolio of development tools available under the MontaVista DevRocket umbrella includes the Pro ADK, the Board Support Toolkit, and RTI ScopeTools for MontaVista Linux.

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 and MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, China Development Industrial Bank, RRE Ventures, US Venture Partners, WR Hambrecht + Co., as well as IBM, Infineon Ventures, Intel Capital, Panasonic (Matsushita), Samsung Ventures America, Siemens Venture Capital, Sony, Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista and DevRocket are trademarks or registered trademarks of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.



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