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MontaVista Launches Carrier-Grade Linux

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced today the next release of their market leading Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) Linux with over 30 different Linux Support Packages (LSP’s) available immediately. CGE 5.1 adds support for next generation 4G wireless networks including LTE and WiMAX, and includes full integration of the OpenSAF high availability middleware consistent with Service Availability™ Forum specifications. In addition, MontaVista becomes the first commercial Linux vendor to offer virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) capabilities for secure wireless networks. CGE 5.1 remains the only carrier grade Linux to be compliant with Carrier Grade Linux, IPv6, and Linux Standard Base certifications.

MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition Linux is a commercial-grade Linux development platform for network equipment developers working with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or custom hardware, who require high quality, high availability and long-term support, built on open source. MontaVista CGE 5.1 helps Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) deliver secure, innovative products at a lower cost by:
  • Providing the features and protocols required for next generation wireless networks like LTE and WiMAX, freeing developers from the burden of developing and supporting these protocols themselves
  • Enabling virtual routing and forwarding within Linux, so that cost-effective, off the shelf hardware may be utilized, rather than expensive custom hardware to provide the same level of security. This enables hardware consolidation, which ultimately lowers costs for NEP’s
  • Integrating open source high availability middleware solutions like OpenSAF consistent with Service Availability Forum specifications, speeding application development.


Supporting Quotes:

“MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition is the most widely deployed carrier grade Linux in the world, currently in use at 7 of the top 8 Network Equipment Providers. CGE 5.1 provides the functionality our customers require to deliver next generation wireless services,” said Dan Cauchy, vice president of Marketing at MontaVista. “By supporting 4G and LTE wireless networks, integrating OpenSAF capabilities, and being the first Linux provider to offer virtual routing and forwarding, MontaVista remains committed to helping our customers deliver innovative, market leading products, cost effectively and in a timely fashion.”

MontaVista Software Inc.

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