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12/22/03

From Octagon Systems

Octagon offers New OS Embedder(TM) Kits

Contact Name: Byron James
Contact Email: bjames@octagonsystems.com
WebSite: http://www.octagonsystems.com/pages/products.html

Westminster, CO Dec 15, 2003—Octagon Systems announces the launch of the OS Embedder™ product line. OS Embedder kits greatly simplify implementation of operating systems on a wide variety of Octagon’s ruggedized, single board computers. Operating systems include Linux, Windows® CE.net, Windows XP Embedded, QNX®, and DOS. They are available on a range of hardware platforms from 586 133 MHz products to Intel mobile, P III at 933 MHz. EBX and PC/104 form factors are available.  
 
These board-support packages significantly reduce the hassle of installing operating systems on embedded products. Octagon develops and tests all drivers for full functionality on the hardware platform of the user’s choice. All OS Embedder kits include cables for connectivity, memory, custom drivers, application examples and the target hardware platform. OS Embedder kits reduce time to market. Octagon gives end users free, unlimited technical support on both hardware and software. 
 
• Linux OS Embedder kits include an optimized 2.4 Linux kernel pre-installed on a CompactFlash. Users get all the benefits of the Linux performance, open source environment, with no license fees 
 
• The QNX OS Embedder kits comes with a pre-programmed evaluation image on a CompactFlash, a 30-day evaluation version of QNX for a host system. QNX systems offer the deterministic stability of hard real-time. 
 
• Windows OS Embedder kits feature either Windows CE.net or Windows XPe. Windows CE.net kits include an evaluation version of development software from Microsoft for a host system, and instructions for building a target image and methods for transferring that image to the CompactFlash. Windows XPe evaluation software requires downloading the software from Microsoft’s website. Both Windows operating systems give the user connectivity, scalability, and the familiar look and feel of Windows.  
 
The basic OS Embedder kit (including SBC) pricing starts at $995 for single quantities. Delivery is from stock. Flat panel option available for some kits. 
 
Background 
Octagon Systems, the largest manufacturer of embedded PC computers for the –40? to 85?C environment, has produced products for rugged applications since 1981. Octagon’s quality management system has been ISO certified since 1993 and is currently certified to the ISO:9001 2000 standard. Octagon manufactures its own products in the U.S., and has in-house certification and verification laboratories. Located in Westminster, CO, Octagon provides high reliability, PC–based solutions for a wide variety of applications including transportation, medical, industrial control and COTS. 
Please click on the attached image and the following link for more information on the OS Embedder kits. http://www.octagonsystems.com/pages/products_sw.html 
 
303-412-2009 
www.octagonsystems.com 
 
 
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