"Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in Linux -based embedded
systems, real-time and high availability solutions, and Espial, a
leading provider of infrastructure software for the Pervasive
Internet, today announced they will form a strategic partnership
and will sign a global distribution agreement. Under terms of the
agreement, Lineo will be a preferred embedded Linux vendor for
Espial TotalIA, the only complete and fully integrated software
solution for multimedia Internet appliances such as WebPADs,
screenphones, digital TV set top boxes and in-vehicle computing.
The combination of Espial TotalIA running on the Lineo Embedix
operating system will offer Internet appliance manufacturers
"one-stop shopping" for a best-of-breed software solution to
significantly reduce time-to-market risks for their next generation
of smart devices."