MontaVista Instant Messaging for Linux-Based Devices

MontaVista Instant Messaging for Linux-Based Devices

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MontaVista Software with Movial’s Instant Messaging and Multimedia Messaging software products are specifically targeted at consumer linux electronics devices, such as handhelds and smart phones. MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista recently announced MontaVista™ Linux® Consumer Electronics Edition, the first Linux operating system and cross-development environment specifically designed for consumer electronics applications, such as mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes and automotive telematics.

“Movial and MontaVista Software together provide a smart consumer communications platform — a powerful operating system integrated with compelling smart communication applications such as Instant Messaging, and upcoming MMS, VoIP and multimedia,” said Jari Ala-Ruona, CEO, Movial. “Our vision is that Linux will be everywhere, and partnering with MontaVista Software, building on the recently-released MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition, fits perfectly with our corporate strategy and roadmap.”

Movial’s communication software products include Wireless Instant Messaging and Remote Diagnostics software. The company has developed Wireless Instant Messaging applications for smart devices based on various standard protocols. Movial messaging products incorporate real-time communication and messaging over fixed and mobile networks through SIP/SIMPLE, Wireless Village, and Jabber, as well as other technologies such as J2ME. These products are interoperable with MontaVista Linux and the WebSphere Micro Environment for MontaVista Linux – MontaVista Software’s Java product offering.

“Movial is an experienced consumer electronics software vendor. By teaming up with Movial, we can deliver both system and application software to the global market,” said Sheila Baker, vice president, Marketing, MontaVista Software. “We expect the use of embedded Linux in consumer electronics to grow very rapidly, with MontaVista Software providing value-added solutions through strategic partners such as Movial, to meet customers’ needs.”

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