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09/12/2003
News

Century Software Announces Open Source Website for PIXIL.

Century Software, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the launch of the PIXIL open-source website: http://www.pixil.org.

PIXIL is a complete suite of commercial-ready embedded software solutions for advanced Internet appliances. PIXIL combines a graphical windowing environment, widget set, operating environment, and numerous applications into a tightly integrated collection built on the open standards of embedded Linux.

Commercial versions of PIXIL are available for licensing and evaluation, and Century has also posted open-source versions released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The PIXIL website can be found at http://www.pixil.org



11/21/2001
Press Release

Century Embedded Technologies Upgrades Linux PDA Solution


Century Embedded Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the release of PIXIL PDA v1.1, a commercial-ready PDA solution based on Linux, Nano-X, and Century's PIXIL OE (Operating Environment). Significant enhancements include a new look-and-feel, Bluetooth support, and a companion desktop Personal Information Manager (PIM). PIXIL PDA also includes support for email, web browsing, and games.

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10/29/2001
Press Release

Century Releases Operating Environment for Smart Devices as Open Source.


Century Embedded Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the release of the PIXIL™ Operating Environment (OE) platform for embedded devices running Linux to the open source community. Source code is available under both a commercial license and the open source GPL license. PIXIL OE is the foundation for Century's PIXIL suite of complete solutions for small form factor smart flatpanel devices.

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10/05/2001
Press Release

Century Software Powers Next Generation Thin Clients.


Century Embedded Technologies, a leader in graphical application technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the immediate availability of PIXIL™ Thin Client. Targeting rapidly growing needs in the thin client market, PIXIL delivers a flexible Linux-based architecture that leverages the benefits of server-based computing, provides Windows and Linux access, and offers powerful PC-like capabilities in a small footprint, low-resource thin appliance.

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08/28/2001
Press Release

Century Software Delivers Fully Integrated PDA Solution.


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.

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11/09/2000
Press Release

Century Software Ships Enhanced Commercial Applications Toolkit and Graphical PDA Runtime Environment for the Compaq iPAQ


Century Software Embedded Technologies, a leader in graphical applications technologies for embedded Linux, today announced an enhanced version of it's Nano-X-based applications toolkit and PDA operating environment for the new Compaq iPAQ handheld computer. The commercially supported product provides a fully functional screentop, web browser, terminal emulator, popup keyboard and handwriting recognition as the basis for development and execution of other customer-designed Linux-based applications for the iPAQ. In addition, the iPAQ's iRDA hardware is fully supported with provided file transfer software, allowing users to transfer files between iPAQs by merely pointing them at each other.

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05/24/2000
Press Release

Developer of Popular Embedded Linux GUI Joins MontaVista

Sunnyvale, CA -- (press release) -- MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today announced the appointment Gregory Haerr as the company's Chief Strategist, GUI Technologies. As the leader of the open source Nano-X Project, Haerr brings tremendous expertise in development and deployment of scalable GUIs and graphical APIs for mobile and pervasive applications (see Microwindows article).

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04/14/2000
Press Release

Display Connectivity Solution for Embedded Linux Devices

Chicago, Comdex -- Century Software unveiled HostML and ViewML, a set of XML-based host access and rendering technologies for embedded systems and devices. HostML is an Application Server that performs capture and translation of large and complex Unix and IBM application data to the XML format. The data is then re-rendered, using ViewML, for display on embedded systems and other devices in a manner consistent with the target system's capabilities. In addition to supporting Linux based systems, HostML and ViewML also supports transfer and rendering on target platforms running Windows CE, Palm, Java, and ActiveX. Century Software claims it is the first company to offer host application data re-rendering across so many dissimilar hardware and software platforms using a common interface.

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04/06/2000
Press Release

StrongARM SBC Targets Linux-based Embedded GUIs

Columbia, MD -- (press release excerpt) -- Applied Data Systems (ADS) has unveiled the ADS Graphics Client, an intelligent graphical user interface (GUI) and control subsystem meant for use in a wide range of OEM application environments. The Graphics Client is a highly compact (4 x 6 in.) single-board computer (SBC) with an onboard Intel StrongARM SA-1110 CPU and a hearty compliment of I/O interfaces.

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