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Re: [News] Siemens Among Those Who invest in MontaVista (Linux)

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High Plains Thumper <hpt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote: 
>> Siemens to invest in MontaVista
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| MontaVista's portfolio contains three Linux editions:
>>| Mobilinux, an edition optimized for use with mobile
>>| handsets and other wireless mobile devices, Carrier Grade
>>| Linux, designed for telecoms and other network companies,
>>| and MontaVista Linux (Professional Edition) for other
>>| kinds of embedded devices. 
>> `----
>> http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/82100/from/rss09
>> This confirms that Siemens will be adopting Linux. Embedded
>> devices are an area of huge growth for Linux. Microsoft and
>> its allies can only threaten this unstoppable trend by
>> patent trolling. 
> Siemens Building Technologies group is a carry over from
> Powers,  Landis & Gyr, then Staefa.  They have a premium
> energy management control system (EMCS) for building
> automation.  Linux on the Siemens desktop interface with
> imbedded Linux running in the panels and subpanels would be a
> nice enhancement for the whole system, especially with the 
> added security and stability Linux brings.
> One time I examined their variable air volume (VAV) controller 
> innards.  PC board had a minimal of components and basically 
> handled control of a VAV box to control the amount of air 
> volume downstream.  Along with temperature and air pressure 
> (velocity sensing) sensors, its also through bit banging 
> handled the serial network communications back and forth to 
> the unitary controller (type of subpanel).
> It was a marvel of engineering, how they could keep down costs 
> and maintain complete functionality.

Siemens are an enormous company... They've recently formed a joint
venture with Nokia to move their telco networking equipment division to,
so I would guess that would be the part interested in carrier grade

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
I've always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.

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