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Axiomtek Expands Operating System Support with its Own Royalty Free Embedded Linux O/S

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2005

Axiomtek, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced it is introducing its own embedded Linux operating system for the company’s x86 PC architecture platforms. The operating system built on the 2.4.25 Linux kernel is able to be easily embedded onto Axiomtek’s 5.25-inch petit, 3.5-inch capa, PC/104 and half-size single board product families providing customers with reduced build costs, development times and total cost of ownership in building their systems.

“The 2.4.25 kernel was selected due to its stability and robust onboard functions in support of device drivers and interfaces for XFree86 and X-Windows/QT graphic functions,” said Kit Chui, Axiomtek Product Director. “Axiomtek customers in vertical industries, such as industrial automation, HMI, Point of Sale, transaction terminals and more, require flexible and cost-effective Graphical User Interface embedded solutions for their systems. The ability to acquire a complete system interface solution (PC board and Linux operating system) from one vendor offers our customers greater confidence in system compatibility as well as service and support in times of need.”

Axiomtek is not new to offering embedded operating system support for its systems and components. The company currently offers support for Microsoft’s Windows CE, Windows CE.NET, Windows XP embedded; as well as Lineo Solution’s embedded Linux products. As part of the company’s available support, Axiomtek also provides specialized integration services. Branded as eSMART™, in as little as 30 days Axiomtek will perform, test and validate custom integration work on its PC board product platforms, including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded Linux functions; customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader and utilities as required. The key advantages for the customer is that they receive a PC board prototype ready for mass production, while they are able to focus on their own core competencies in software development and systems integration.

For customers desiring to do their own Linux integration work on Axiomtek’s PC board platforms, the company offers an FTP site for easy access and downloading of the operating system. Furthermore, the company provides a Software Development Kit for customizing features such as multi-language support (i18n, internationalization), keyboard layout time zone and more. Axiomtek will continuously maintain and upgrade its Linux operating system with a team of dedicated software professionals. Customers seeking more information should visit the Axiomtek website at http://www.axiomtek.com or call the corporate headquarters at (626) 581-3232.

The Axiomtek PC Board Product Platforms

• 5.25-inch Petit Boards – an ideal platform solution with scalability, flexible I/O connectors and low power consumption. Widely used in industrial applications, but can be used in a variety of other industries. Available in seven embedded or riser card standard configurations.

• 3.5-inch Capa Boards – full featured in a compact size, the product family offers low power consumption architecture with ruggedized fan-less reliability with Pentium level performance and flexible onboard features. Available in three embedded standard configurations.

• PC/104 Modules – modularly designed for ease of expansion through onboard multiple PCI sockets, the product line’s 215mm x 142mm form factor features pre-wired I/O connectors on two sides for less board re-layout efforts and easier adaptation to different applications. Available in 21 standard configurations for a multitude of applications.

• Half-size Single CPU and Backplane Boards – conforming to industrial standard form factors, the half-size SBCs provide standard ISA and PICMG compliant PCI edge interfaces with internal power input connectors for backplane-free availability, which are best suited for compact size applications. Available in 12 half-size CPU card and 4 backplane standard configurations.

About Axiomtek

Founded in Taiwan by a group of young and aggressive engineers in 1990, Axiomtek has been acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies for diverse and market niche solutions in a wide array of industrial and embedded applications. Since the company’s establishment, it has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs, product quality and exceptional customer service. Today, Axiomtek offers a wide range of products including Industrial Computer Chasses and Workstations, Super Slim Panel PCs and HMI Solutions, Data Acquisition Systems, Single Board Computers from 386 to Pentium II/III, PC/104 Modules, Embedded Computers in every conceivable form factor, CompactPCI systems and more. Axiomtek employs an international distribution network with tracking and inventory control located in Taiwan, USA, China and Germany to ensure rapid delivery of customer orders. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.axiomtek.com.

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