SAN FRANCISCO In a flurry of activity timed to coincide with the company's users conference, device software optimization provider Wind River Monday (May 23) announced several new products, strategies and alliances.
Among the most significant of these announcements, the company said it would expand its Linux solutions to address developer needs across all phases of the Linux development cycle. Specifically, the company released Linux editions of its general purpose and network equipment platforms and introduced a new line of professional services for Linux.
In a statement issued by Wind River Monday, John Fanelli, vice president of product planning and management, said the Linux announcement closely follows the January Linux release and the market adoption of Wind River's Linux platform. "Our customers are demanding that we deliver Linux solutions incorporating the latest kernel.org releases that are scalable, reliable and high performing," Fanelli said.
Wind River (Alameda, Calif.) said the Linux editions of its general purpose and network equipment platforms are available today for select customers, with general availability scheduled for next month.
The Linux announcement came as part of what Wind River called its largest technology initiative of the year, a strategy to delver solutions to enable developers to create optimized, industry-specific devices. Wind River also announced four configurations of its Wind River Workbench open device software, a new version of its real-time operating system for device software, VxWorks 6.1, and a suite of product and services offerings for consumer device manufacturers.
Other announcements issued by the company Monday included a strategic alliance with India's Wipro Ltd., Wind River Workbench 2.3 support for Express Logic's ThreadX operating system and recognition by MIPS Technologies Inc., which named Wind River its premier device software optimization provider.
The Wind River Worldwide User Conference 2005 is being held this week in Orlando, Fla.