AllLinuxDevices PR: MontaVista and ITT Industries Cooperate on New Wireless Communications Project

“Hard Hat Linux a key to success of Next Generation Small Unit
Operations Radio.”

“MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux
operating system for embedded applications, and ITT Industries,
Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today announced that they are working together to
further enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of a handheld
radio communications system for soldiers. The ultra-capable
communications system relies on Hard Hat Linux to support multiple
StrongARM processors.”

“An ITT led team of industry leaders in developing military
technology is working on a contract for DARPA (Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency) to build a ‘soldiers’ radio.” The
successful culmination of the team’s efforts brings the embedded
Linux expertise of MontaVista together with ITT Industries’ defense
communications devices.”

“The beta version of the radio unit is expected later this year.
This radio is designed to function in unfriendly environments such
as jungles and cities where wireless communications frequently have
reliability problems. The technology being developed by the ITT
team will be able to adapt to differing environments to ensure
constant connectivity.”

Press Release

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