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Upside: TimeSys joins the real-time drag race

“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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