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17Feb/140

Kozio Supports MIPS32 Processor Architecture and VoIP Products; Expands Processor Architecture Support to Add to Networking, Broadband and VoIP Capabilities

Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) September 1, 2005

Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, today announced plans for support of the MIPS32 processor architecture with general availability October 1. Kozio provides a comprehensive system-level test package for custom hardware platforms with fast delivery times for supported processors. Support includes the ability for Kozio to provide outstanding system-level test coverage for any hardware product using a MIPS32 processor. All Kozio products will be updated to include MIPS32 processor support.

The move to add this support was spurred by the company's growing relationship with key customers and the resulting need to provide a complete test solution for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) products. Kozio develops turnkey software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for any embedded single-board computer systems for a variety of applications, including networking and communications technology.

"Integrating support for the MIPS32 processor architecture continues Kozio’s leadership position as the only embedded system-level test provider with the tools to accelerate board-level test," notes Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "Our products help manufacturers and hardware designers reduce their effort while deploying more reliable technology faster than ever before."

The new release of Kozio's kDiagnostics software will support MIPS as well as offer complete digital signal processor (DSP) and VoIP test suites. Specifically, support will be added for:

    MIPS32 4K Core, a solution for multi-CPU system-on-a-chip designs, which are becoming increasingly popular in next-generation networking and broadband applications.

    Texas Instruments' TNETV1060 CPE Gateway Solution, a highly integrated software and silicon system-on-a-chip designed to address the requirements of residential and small office/home office (SOHO) gateways.

    Texas Instruments' programmable TMS320C55x™ DSP.

Kozio's new software versions will also deliver Foreign eXchange Office (FXO) and Foreign eXchange Subscriber (FXS) test suites for the two most common interfaces (ports or plugs) found in analog telephony environments

In addition to the general software release supporting the MIPS 32 architecture, Kozio also ports all of its comprehensive embedded system-level test products to custom platforms. This service is included with the price of a software license and can be completed, on average, in one week.

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). These solutions from Kozio provide more complete testing throughout the development process, resulting in fewer spins in the prototype stages and fewer defects in the final product. Boards move from design through prototyping and manufacturing to release in less time, with less cost and fewer defects.

Kozio's latest software release includes new, enhanced, and extended support for a variety of technologies across all its products. In the past quarter Kozio has added drivers and test suites for NAND Flash devices, Host and Device USB test suites, PCI bridge support, LCD support, expanded Altera FPGA support and enhanced Compact Flash support. These new features expand on the already extensive Kozio Test Library, enhancing the company's leadership role in providing the most comprehensive hardware test software for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test (POST).

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.kozio.com.

Kozio and kDiagnostics is a registered trademark of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, joseph.skazinski@kozio.com, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, brad@shannonmarcom.com.

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6Feb/140

SCMSP, a Business Technology Consulting Firm, Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities Meeting Market Demands


(PRWEB) December 11, 2013

With the big data explosion expanding like the universe, businesses are increasingly turning to cloud computing adoption to deal with continuous innovation and the need for business agility. Using Cloud efficiencies allow businesses to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace. SCMSP works with clients to mitigate the reliability, security and complexity challenges in Cloud Computing while helping IT departments to catch up. Most businesses expect hybrid clouds to be their core strategy over public or private systems in the very near future. The fastest growing areas of Cloud adoption are Big Data, mobile, systems management, backup, help desk and security.

SCMSP is a technology solutions consulting firm leading the industry in cloud computing solutions that enable companies to simplify IT operations. Derek Spotswood, founder and managing principal of SCMSP said, “we pride ourselves in moving computing into the next generation while providing outstanding customer service. Getting the best fit in Cloud Solutions infrastructure means optimal performance for computer applications. At SCMSP we offer business freedom, our performance Cloud Servers offer 100% SSD storage and 10 Gb Ethernet networking for demanding applications."

Call us for more information on:

    Public Cloud: performance compute, databases and storage on demand
    Managed hosting: customized hardware to help you meet your performance, security, and compliance needs.
    Private Cloud: Your own secure, scalable cloud in your data center or ours.

About SCMSP

The mission of SCMSP is to deliver world class business technology solutions that simplify the complexity of business technology and implementation promoting business growth and ease of use. SCMSP creates strategic plans and implements them on a global scale.

The goal is to partner with clients developing technology solutions enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively, thereby decreasing their overhead and substantially increasing their bottom line.

SCMSP is MBE, DBE, SBE and CPUC certified and can partner with your diversity team to deliver business and technology solutions. SCMSP can provide added value to your organization through your diversity supplier program with our innovative business and technology solutions that are delivered nationally and globally.

For more information on the subject of this release or how to partner with SCMSP on Technology implementations, contact:

Nancy Clauss

SCMSP Marketing Director

714-225-9981







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30Oct/130

QuikIO 3.0 Aims at Media Center Users with Full-Feature Music and Movie Streaming Capabilities for iPhone and iPad


Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013

QuikIO, a new mobile media content delivery application and service, today announced QuikIO 3.0 with the addition of several key media streaming functionalities for the media-centric users, making it the most complete personal media solution for iPhone and iPad.

Since launch, QuikIO has become a fast growing application with continuingly increasing number of downloads around the world. The popularity among its early adopters helped it to top #1 chart in several countries on Apple AppStore. QuikIO is changing how consumers access their personal contents by empowering them the ability to instant stream, transfer, or share their media collections on their computers through network connections.

"In response to the high demand by the QuikIO user community, we have focused QuikIO 3.0 efforts to bring the best media streaming experience to our users," said Michael Chen, QuikIO CEO and co-founder. "With the mobile music technology introduced in QuikIO 3.0, users can now stream to play their music collections even at the toughest mobile network conditions. Users can lose up to 20 minutes of network connectivity and still experience no interruption to music playback to their iPhone. This makes it perfect for daily commuters who listen to their music while driving or riding bus/train/subway."

QuikIO 3.0 allows users to save up to 80% of mobile data consumption for music streaming. This is achieved through extending QuikIOs patent-pending technology of live media conversion to music streaming. Music files are live converted using mobile-friendly music codec and streamed with no additional delay experienced by the users.

Other QuikIO 3.0 media features for iPhone and iPad include:

27Oct/130

Contex Unveils HD iFLEX A2 / C-Size Flatbed Scanner for Unmatched Scanning Capabilities


Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

Contex, the world's leader of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the intuitively designed HD iFLEX flatbed scanner. Speed, versatility, and an ultra-flexible design make the Contex HD iFLEX the perfect scanning solution for the demanding user. The HD iFLEX's innovative design gives users the flexibility to capture originals without the restrictions typically associated with other flatbed scanners. For example, its unique adjustable lid can be raised or removed to accommodate fragile, oversized, and thick originals, such as books, textiles, newspapers, clippings, plants, stones, etc. The HD iFLEX is also capable of doubling its scanning area from A2/C-size to A1/D-size, and unlike other flatbed scanners, its single camera design eliminates stitch errors in an image. The HD iFLEX ships September 27th and is available now for pre-order from Contex distributors and resellers.

"The HD iFLEX builds upon Contex's history of driving innovation by offering users a scanner unmatched in image quality and adaptability," says Jacob Bendix, General Manager EMEA-AP & Head of International Marketing. "The flatbed scanner can be used for a diverse range of applications. Imagination is the only limit."

Scan Books and More with Flexible Color Spaces

The HD iFLEX uses a single CCD camera with full 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution to capture uneven materials in a single scan. It easily facilitates the scanning of books and printed materials into several individual files or multipage images, with a counter to keep track of the pages as they are turned. Ultra-bright LED light also delivers targeted, detail-enhancing illumination to originals by removing unwanted shadows from scans, only preserving those necessary to give depth and texture. The flatbed scanner delivers images with high color fidelity in Adobe RGB, sRGB or even RAW RGB in full 48-bit color.

The HD iFLEX uses the latest intuitive technology to streamline the scanning process, delivering a flatbed scanning experience unlike any other. For example, Contex Nextimage software enables the HD iFLEX's oversized document scanning capability and supports Contex's one-touch, high-speed scanning feature that captures an entire image in four seconds. Cloud-based solution PageDrop also simplifies scanning by allowing smartphone and tablet users to send scans from the HD iFLEX directly to desired web destinations without a computer or additional software.

For more information about the HD iFLEX, email salesamerica(at)contex(dot)com.

About Contex

As the world's largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Over the years, Contex scanners have received numerous awards from leading trade publications and analyst firms including Cadalyst, Wide-Format Imaging, and BERTL. Sold worldwide in more than 90 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality. For more information, please visit http://www.contex.com.







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23Oct/130

DiSTIs GL Studio Version 4.5 Expands Capabilities for User Interface Creation


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

The DiSTI Corporation announced today the release of GL Studio version 4.5, software that helps user interface (UI) designers and application developers easily prototype, create, and deploy advanced 3D user interfaces for embedded devices and desktop applications. GL Studio version 4.5 contains graphic rendering features to improve battery life and performance for iOS, Android, and other embedded devices. This release also provides options to use either the OpenGL or DirectX API, multi-language support for UI internationalization, expanded compiler support, and improved Photoshop document support.

To complement faster and easier development time, GL Studio version 4.5 provides:

The choice of deploying raster glyphs, or True Type fonts thus making all fonts available at runtime
New object types to improve performance and battery life on mobile and embedded devices
Added support for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Linux GCC version 4.6 integrated development environment (IDE) , to provide a more seamless development
Increased editor and runtime support for DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file formats to allow developers to freely create content as they see fit
Improved Photoshop Document (.PSD) importer now includes gauge needle behaviors, making it easier to bring these interface types to life

The release of version 4.5 provides GL Studio developers with the means to create user interface content that gives consumers the end user experience they have come to expect in todays products and devices. We are excited to supply our customers with these expanded features and capabilities and we will continue to provide the latest solutions to our customers as technologies advance, said Darren Humphrey, Chief Technology Officer of DiSTI.

Adopted by luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover and visionary specialty aerospace developer Scaled Composites, GL Studio delivers on the panacea of end-to-end user interface development in a single tool chain. These companies, along with hundreds of others across the aerospace, medical, automotive, and simulation market segments, choose GL Studio for the following reasons:

100% correlation between the Industrial Designers vision and the end product
Ability to reuse the design all the way through the development process: Prototyping, Verification and Validation, Integration, and Deployment
Shorter production cycles
Natively supports 3D OpenGL content
Broad support for desktop and embedded hardware systems

For more information on GL Studio 4.5, or to request a trial download, please visit http://www.glstudio.com.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of User Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The companys flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and user interface developers to build high-fidelity 3D interactive graphics and controls for use in any product with a 3D graphics chip.

Hundreds of customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI interface solutions to deliver devices and applications that improve the user experience for embedded systems, computer based training, maintenance training, and safety-critical devices. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit

http://www.disti.com.







6Jul/130

Optimus Technology Powers Maple Global Optimization Toolbox to Offer Greater Problem-Solving Capabilities


Leuven, Belgium (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Noesis Solutions, renowned for Optimus process integration and design optimization software, today announced that Maplesoft has embedded Optimus technology as the engine in the latest release of the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox. By integrating Optimus technology, simulation software vendors can offer their users market-leading design optimization capabilities that efficiently identify product designs offering benchmark performance.

Noesis Solutions flagship product Optimus, a simulation process integration and multi-objective design optimization software developed since 1997, offers validated and robust design exploration and optimization technologies that are fully OEM ready. Optimus OEM-ready libraries contain powerful Design of Experiments (DOE), Response Surface Modeling (RSM) and Design Optimization algorithms. Recently, Maplesoft embedded these Optimus libraries to power the latest release of the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox. Maple is a technical computing and documentation environment with acclaimed symbolic modeling technology that handles all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models.

Without requiring optimization expertise and extra development resources, leading software vendors like Maplesoft can further extend the power of their simulation offering using Optimus OEM-ready libraries. Both the robustness and openness of the Optimus technology are crucial to enable an easy and flexible integration of its powerful design exploration and optimization capabilities in any third-party simulation environment. With Optimus technology driving the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox, engineers, mathematicians and scientists can efficiently conduct global optimization immediately. Global optimization identifies the best possible solution, outperforming sub-optimal local solutions that insufficiently exploit the available engineering potential. Using the embedded Optimus methods and options, Maple users can reach optimum solutions faster and solve more problems than ever before.

In todays competitive environment, companies can no longer settle for second-best when it comes to solving their design problems, says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. They need the best possible solution to deliver the best, most cost-effective products to their customers. With the new Maple Global Optimization Toolbox powered by Optimus technology, customers will be able to determine the best solutions to their most challenging problems.

We are pleased that Maplesoft has chosen our industry-proven Optimus technology to develop their new Global Optimization Toolbox, says Naji El Masri, Noesis Solutions Chief Technology Officer. Thanks to its robustness, Optimus technology is increasingly being adopted by software development companies like Maplesoft to extend the power of their solutions. With Optimus technology embedded inside Maples rich technical document environment, users can be confident to find the optimal design configuration quickly and effectively. They can develop full solutions that include computations, documentation, visualizations, interactive applications, and more.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that with given great tools, people can do great things. Maplesofts core technologies include the worlds most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesofts products help reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems. For more information about Maple 17 and Maple Global Optimization Toolbox, visit http://www.maplesoft.com.

About Noesis Solutions

Noesis Solutions, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is a simulation innovation partner to manufacturers in engineering-intense industries. Specialized in simulation process integration and numerical design optimization, its flagship product Optimus helps customers adopt an Engineer by Objective development strategy. Customers using this approach report design time savings averaging over 30%, while achieving 10% or more product performance improvements. Noesis Solutions operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world. The company also takes part in key research projects sponsored by various official organizations, including the European Commission. For more information, visit http://www.noesissolutions.com.







4Jul/130

Brady Releases LINK360 Lockout App for iOS Capabilities


MILWAUKEE, Wis (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

Brady announced today the release of its new LINK360 lockout/tagout app for iPhones and iPads. The new app allows users to create lockout procedures directly from their smart phones and tablets, which allows for faster procedural approvals.

The application also allows mobile users to create lockout procedures right at the machine, adding lockout steps as they identify hazardous energy sources and uploading photos with annotated notes identifying lockout points. The new mobile app also provides authorized users access to all the procedural information, regardless of their location. This allows individuals to close gaps and update information, even when they are not at the facility.

Marlon Davis, software business lead for Brady, addressed that many of Bradys LINK360 customers have already equipped their employees with iPads and iPhones in order to free them from their desk. Employees can be more effective on the plant floor, as long as they have the right tools, states Davis. We are in the post-PC computing era and are moving toward the use of computing devices such as smart phones and tablets that are more accessible and offer more efficient tools for lockout tagout procedure management.

The LINK360 mobile apps also have tools for safety managers and plant managers. Managers can review progress on lockout/tagout procedure creation and auditing activities through charts available in the apps. These managers have multiple site responsibility and the app offers access to this type of information for procedure review and approval procedures, even when traveling between locations.

Bradys LINK360 EH&S and lean software platform launched in August 2012 and gives managers a 360-degree view on all activities performed to create, use, and update equipment visuals at a single location or across many locations. In addition to the lockout/tagout procedure management tool, it also offers a maintenance procedure management center.

For more information:

To download the app, visit the iTunes store and search for Brady Link360. For more information about Bradys LINK360 software, visit BradyID.com/LINK360. For Bradys complete line of products, visit http://www.BradyID.com. In Canada, visit BradyCanada.ca

About Brady Corporation:

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs 6,900 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Bradys fiscal 2012 sales were approximately $ 1.3 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at bradycorp.com.

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21Feb/130

East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance (Northampton, PA) Announces Switching to Aladtecs EMS Manager – Improves Regulation Reporting Capabilities


Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

In an effort to find a better scheduling system for their volunteer based ambulance service, a casual Google search landed Matt Morrow on EMS Managers website. Morrow, Assistant Captain with the East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, indicates they outgrew the scheduling system they had been using for many years because it was simply too limiting.

We selected EMS Manager because it has a number of features we were looking for that our previous scheduling program didnt have. Features like sending an email, or text, with the one-click Find Coverage option, personnel certification tracking, and a mobile web application, explains Morrow. Another feature we use frequently is the "Reports" section. The ability to generate custom reports is invaluable for our internal record keeping and regulation requirements. This allows us to track how involved each volunteer is in our organization.

The roster at East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance has over 40 members from all walks of life...including business people, entrepreneurs and professional EMS personnel who help out during their time off. These volunteers rely on EMS Managers mobile web app because they all have other jobs and they need to be able to utilize the system remotely at anytime and from anywhere.

We do a lot of scheduling on the go and while we are at our "normal jobs. Most administrators, and most users, use smart phones to access EMS Manager. Weve also found the system is easy to use, especially for those who are just now joining the computer age, adds Morrow. Unlike most paid services, as a volunteer company we are not able to staff more than a few days into the future. This system works great for that situation and for the constant changes we make.

Volunteer services often have restricted budgets, so an affordable annual subscription to an online software program like EMS Manager is easier to get approved, and has a faster return on investment.

We rate things price-wise, based on "how many calls will it take to pay for any expenditure. In our case, with just a few routine calls EMS Manager has paid for itself for the entire year, states Morrow. It really does give us the most program for our money and we know it will accommodate us as we continue to grow and as regulations continue to change.

East Allen Township is a small rural area encompassing 14.5 square miles, consisting primarily of farms and small towns in eastern Pennsylvania near Allentown. Their volunteer ambulance service currently serves approximately 5,000 residents. They are also frequently called for mutual aid by their highly populated neighboring communities.

Aladtec, Inc. is a proud provider of web-based software solutions for online employee scheduling and workforce management applications. The companys flagship products, EMS Manager and FIRE Manager, are leaders in the public safety sector. Together with their newest product, Zanager, they serve over 900 EMS agencies, fire departments, police departments and other businesses. Over 55,000 employees use Aladtecs online employee scheduling and workforce management products. Aladtec is headquartered just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.aladtec.com.

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22Jan/130

WordPress Gallery Plugin MaxGalleria from Max Foundry Adds WordPress 3.5 Support and Complete Image Slider Capabilities


Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

Max Foundry announces the upgrade of its responsive image and video WordPress gallery plugin MaxGalleria to include full support for WordPress 3.5 and complete WordPress image slider capabilities. With this announcement MaxGalleria Version 1.2 becomes the only responsive WordPress gallery and slider plugin that creates both responsive image and video presentations while simultaneously allowing users to customize WordPress slider transitions to deliver the exact look and feel they desire.

The combination of our NextGEN Gallery Importer, fully responsive image and video gallery abilities, and our integrated Nivo image slider functionality eliminates the suffering for many NextGEN users, said Max Foundry co-founder Dave Donaldson. You no longer need an advanced degree in computer programming to display beautiful galleries on your site. Our best in class workflow and user experience gets you up and running in the time it takes to read the NextGEN download instructions.

WordPress 3.5 is almost here and customers will be able to update their MaxGalleria installations when it arrives, said Max Foundry co-founder Bob Senoff. MaxGallerias streamlined workflow and user experience, added to WordPress 3.5's new image management capabilities, means less time setting up and configuring WordPress galleries. Because we use the WordPress media library users can manage their media in one place, thus saving time, energy and effort. Our customers constantly tell us that MaxGalleria simplifies WordPress galleries by eliminating the time necessary for searching for, learning to use and testing the large range of plugins to meet their WordPress gallery needs. Eliminating the complexity and effort involved in creating a beautiful WordPress gallery was our motivation in building MaxGalleria.

The fully customizable image slider capabilities allow users to accomplish the desired transitions and animations with ease. Users can also add their own custom skins to achieve the perfect look and feel for any site. MaxGalleria comes with 5 templates that can be easily configured to match the layout needs of most designers.

About Max Foundry

In addition to MaxGalleria, a WordPress Gallery plugin, Max Foundry is the developer of MaxInbound for WordPress landing pages and MaxButtons, a WordPress button generator for CSS3 WordPress Buttons.







3Jan/130

OpenVZ Project Releases Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Plus Additional Capabilities

LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) August 18, 2006

The OpenVZ project (http://www.openvz.org) today released its operating system-level server virtualization software in the form of a kernel build for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4), plus enhancements that provide users with additional flexibility.

For example, now OpenVZ virtual environments can be called by designated names, rather than simply numeric IDs. Also, it is now possible to set the number of processors available to specific virtual environments to more finely-tune performance.

The RHEL4 kernel build provides a stable, secure base for the OpenVZ software with improved hardware support, such as the latest gigabit Ethernet and SCSI adapters. The OpenVZ software release includes:

-- Checkpointing and live migration where the state of a virtual environment is frozen and the image stored on disk and restored on another server.

-- Virtual Ethernet device support so that network devices can be created inside virtual environments using designated names and hardware addresses that are different from the actual physical device.

"We continue to set a fast pace of software delivery to make available better and better technology with more and more capabilities," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "Within the past two weeks, we announced OpenVZ as part of the Debian distribution and now were providing an update with more value for the user community."

The new OpenVZ kernel software can be downloaded here, http://openvz.org/download/kernel/rhel4/. Also, users can access helpful installation instructions from the OpenVZ wiki, http://wiki.openvz.org/Quick_installation. The site serves as a forum to gain and share knowledge about OpenVZ and includes documentation and a knowledge base with helpful advice.

OpenVZ is operating system-level server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

With the power of modern CPUs from both Intel and AMD (including the latest dual-core offerings), hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

About the OpenVZ Project

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. Since going into full production late last year, the OpenVZ project has been very active with the user community with more than 5,000 message posts on its support Forum. The OpenVZ website attracted more than one million hits for the month of April as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project.

OpenVZ software comes with user tools that help automate management of virtual servers. With its unique architecture that uses a single operating system instance, the virtual servers perform and execute like independent servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications. Each can be re-booted independently. Using template-based application deployment provides a simple way to get new virtual servers up and running in minutes and OpenVZ can run several times more virtual servers per CPU than other virtualization technologies.

Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product. Also, the OpenVZ project maintains a blog site discussing virtualization technology, which can be accessed here, http://blog.openvz.org.

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