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AllLinuxDevices: FSMLabs RTLinux Selected to Provide "Hard" Realtime for Red Hat Linux

Sep 06, 2001, 20:14 (4 Talkback[s])
"Finite State Machine Labs, Inc, (FSMLabs) and Red Hat, Inc. announced today the formation of a new alliance to expand hard realtime processing capabilities for embedded systems and emerging technologies. Red Hat has selected FSMLabs' RTLinux as its standard hard realtime solution for its operating system, giving customers high performance realtime capabilities and a stable Linux operating system.

"This partnership allows both FSMLabs and Red Hat to focus on our core strengths while still giving customers a total package," said Victor Yodaiken, FSMLabs CEO. "FSM will be able to offer its customers a solid Linux environment based on standard Linux distribution, which Red Hat excels in providing, and still deliver the best in realtime system processing through RTLinux."

The RTLinux design provides a hard realtime operating system that runs concurrently with and enhances a general purpose operating system. This dual kernel system allows time-critical tasks to run with little interruption from other routine system functions instead of forcing general purpose operating systems into a cobbled together realtime compromise. RTLinux is an original, groundbreaking FSMLabs product that is not dependent on code fixes from the Internet community. When coupled with the flexibility and performance of Red Hat's Linux operating system, the ease in which Linux can be made part of an embedded system makes RTLinux extremely valuable."

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