October 1, 2003

Objective Interface Releases ORBexpress RT C++ for MontaVista Linux

Patricia Colby writes

"HERNDON, VA and SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct.1, 2003 -- Objective Interface Systems, Inc., a leader in embedded and real-time communications software, and MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today jointly announced the release of Objective Interface's ORBexpress(TM) RT for C++ for MontaVistaî Linuxî Professional Edition, targeting telecommunications, data communications, industrial automation, consumer electronics, military and aerospace markets.

Based on OMG standard CORBA technology, ORBexpress provides developers with a fast, full-featured alternative to in-house proprietary communication protocols. ORBexpress simplifies the development of distributed software applications, builds scalable, efficient and robust applications, and reduces overall development time -- meeting time-to-market requirements. It is the only Object Request Broker (ORB) combining high-speed performance with extreme reliability.

"The availability of ORBexpress for MontaVista Linux offers developers a unique combination of fast performance, lean footprint, and high reliability," commented Bill Weinberg, director of Strategic Marketing, MontaVista Software. "Projects built on MontaVista Linux can now employ Objective Interface ORBexpress to ease distributed application programming among processes on the same board as well as across multiple boards. Moreover, standards-compliant ORBexpress lets applications seamlessly interoperate across operating systems and programming languages."

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition (Pro) is an industry-leading comprehensive embedded operating system and cross development environment that is MontaVista Software's flagship product. It provides a common source and binary platform across a broad range of processor architectures. MontaVista Linux Pro includes a modern OS featuring real-time functionality, multi-process and multi-threaded with extensive bundled software components including rich networking.

"This new product release extends the reach of both MontaVista Linux and
ORBexpress," said Steve Grimaldi, Objective Interface chief operating officer. "Initially, developers are exploiting the combination to produce deterministic, real-time, software-defined radio applications. In the future, there is also the potential to use our integrated products for telecommunication systems-based carrier-grade Linux applications."


ORBexpress RT C++ for MontaVista Linux is available directly from the Objective Interface worldwide sales team. It is offered as a named developer license, providing developers with the product, the first year's technical support and maintenance. At deployment, ORBexpress RT C++ imposes no run-time license fees.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 is available directly from MontaVista sales and distribution channels worldwide. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, deployment components, access to the MontaVista Zone (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes.

About Objective Interface

Objective Interface is a worldwide leader of embedded and real-time
middleware solutions. The company provides CORBA-based development tools to meet the high-performance needs of telecommunications, data communications, industrial automation, consumer electronics, military and aerospace markets. Objective Interface products, sold worldwide, are used in a variety of real-time and embedded applications including telecommunication switches, network management, vehicle control systems, and nuclear fusion ignition facilities. For more information, visit www.ois.com, call 1-800-800-OIS7, or email inquiries to info@ois.com.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple Editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

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, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit http://www.mvista.com.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. Objective Interface(TM) and ORBexpress are trademarks of Objective Interface Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


Objective Interface Systems, Inc.,
Brad Balfour,
Product Manager,
Phone: (703) 295.6533,
E-mail: brad.balfour@ois.com

MontaVista Software, Inc.,
Joe Samagond,
Director of Marketing and
Corporate Communications,
Phone (408) 328-9234,
E-mail: jsamagond@mvista.com,

Patricia Colby,
PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico Inc.,
Phone (408) 293-8600 ext. 340,
E-mail: pcolby@pacifico.com"

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