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Upside: TimeSys joins the real-time drag race

May 18, 2000, 10:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"TimeSys Corp., a 20-person embedded systems software company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., threw itself into the growing real-time Linux fray this week with the release Tuesday of its new Linux RT 1.0 distribution."

"As more Linux developers turn their attention to beefing up the Ethernet standard for PLC applications, however, he expects the marketplace to follow the same path as the rest of the embedded systems marketplace."

"I think this is a great thing," says Shohat, noting the growth of projects such as LinuxPLC.org. "They're going to kill off a lot of proprietary, expensive technology for the benefit of the customer."

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