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The Linux Project: Trio plans system testing lab

Sun, 01/06/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Linux afficionados take note: A trio of broadband vendors will launch Triarc Content Labs to independently develop, test and integrate Linux-based content and applications on Motorola's DCT5000 line of set-tops.

The trio aims to speed time-to-market of new and interactive services using a Linux environment.

The lab — brainchild of Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector, Metrowerks and Lineo — is slated for a mid-2002 launch.

Motorola spokeswoman Jeanne Russo would not disclose financial terms, adding that details regarding location, workforce and any requirements to use the labs are still being finalized.

Under the deal, Lineo will supply Lineo Embedix digital media core, which is an embedded Linux platform for set-tops, that allows advanced interactive digital content, the trio say in a joint statement. Metrowerks will supply CodeWarrior development tools, generally used in the wireless and consumer products industries. The tools are used to create applications and content.

Motorola will pitch in the DCT5000 set-tops running the Embedix platform, and will supply consultation in interactive digital cable technology, systems integration and deployment.

Financial terms were not disclosed, and the trio gave no details on locations or requirements. Lineo or MetroWerks representatives could not be reached by CEDaily's deadline.

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