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

Mar 12, 2001, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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."

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