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For Immediate Release


Jill Ratkevic

Jon Beutler
1.801.268.3088 X145


PIXIL™ embedded Linux-based solution, featuring a ready-to-use Personal Information Management (PIM) Suite, aids companies to rapidly develop and deploy smart flat panel display devices

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - LinuxWorld - August 28, 2001 - Century Embedded Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the immediate availability of PIXIL™, a commercial ready embedded Linux operating environment and development suite optimized for small footprint smart flat-panel devices. PIXIL leverages technologies from standards-based embedded Linux to deliver a complete solution for rapidly developing and deploying next generation handhelds and wireless devices.

PIXIL provides a complete suite of embedded software for advanced Internet appliances that are proven across multiple form factors and includes full support for wireless communications, networking, web browsing, power management and GUIs. PIXIL's modular framework offers fully optimized, pre-defined components for ready-to-use and easily customized applications, while eliminating the costly and time-consuming need to combine individual components into one integrated solution. Century's PIXIL delivers applications quickly, streamlining the process of deploying reliable, secure and highly scalable next generation applications. From standard off-the-shelf architectures to custom solutions, PIXIL greatly reduces time to market. Supported architectures include x86, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH.
"PIXIL technology provides the foundation to improve product offerings, accelerate their delivery and reduce engineering costs. Century is offering customers a complete development solution that features a rich set of applications in a commercial off-the-shelf product," commented Gregory Haerr, CEO of Century Software and open source leader in graphical technologies. "In addition, PIXIL's modular system is designed to provide flexibility, enabling developers to accommodate user requirements as customer demands and technologies change."

PIXIL: A Highly Scalable Framework

Featuring a comprehensive application and development suite, PIXIL's runtime environment is highly scalable and offers solutions to meet a range of high and low-end resource requirements. PIXIL's framework offers a unique combination of internal design capabilities, device drivers, software development and management tools for complete support throughout the entire product lifecycle.
PIXIL offers scalability through its support for graphical windowing environments such as Nano-X and X Window System. A standard application suite features a Personal Information Manager (PIM), Internet connectivity options including an enhanced version of the ViewMLÔ Internet Browser, email client and rich multimedia capabilities. A Desktop suite boasts a complementary set of applications that synchronize data between the desktop and device. The desktop PIM suite runs under Linux, Unix, and Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000. Finally, PIXIL Software Developers Kit (SDK) allows easy modification and enhancement of existing applications. To expedite development time, a target emulation environment is included that enables the developer to create, test, and execute applications on the desktop without having the actual target device. Source code to all open source projects is provided.
Century Software provides extended maintenance contracts, certified support and professional engineering services to create custom applications that seamlessly integrate into the PIXIL environment. For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://embedded.censoft.com/.

Century Embedded Technologies will be demonstrating PIXIL at the upcoming LinuxWorld Expo at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 28 - 30 at Red Hat's booth #653. The demo will be running on a Compaq iPAQ.


PIXIL is currently available directly from Century Embedded Technologies. Each component of the PIXIL Operating Environment can be sold or licensed separately. Bundled collections are available, already integrated and ready for use in your target device. For sales and licensing information, please contact: cetsales@centurysoftware.com.

About Century Embedded Technologies

Century Embedded Technologies, a division of Century Software, Inc., is a leading developer of core applications technologies for the worldwide embedded Linux™ applications market. These technologies include graphical windowing system development and runtime environments, customized Internet browsers and HTML viewers, PDA solutions, and embedded multimedia technologies. These core technologies are designed specifically to enable chip manufacturers, hardware board vendors, and their customers to build embedded applications on most popular microprocessor architectures. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at embedded.centurysoftware.com.

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