NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 9, 2002 - (Booth# S6063) Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today announced an agreement with BeComm CorporationTM to help accelerate the development of consumer electronic devices and information appliances delivering multimedia content for the home and office. Wind River and BeComm will team up at the National Association Broadcasters Convention (NAB, April 8th-11th) to illustrate how an integrated platform, software, and services solution can give users the ability to experience the content of their choice, on the device of their choice, in the format of their choice.
A demonstration of Wind River's information appliance platform running BeComm's StringsTM technology will show how thin clients, such as wireless tablets, can seamlessly access multimedia content throughout a network by harnessing the processing power and capabilities of other connected devices. The resulting media clients can be used to show audio and video programs without requiring the costly functional overhead.
"Our collaboration provides cost effective components, rigorous development approach, and development expertise that will reduce risk and improve time to profitability for our customers," said Steve Christian, director of marketing for Wind River Services. "Becoming proficient in BeComm's technology will enable us to help manufacturers develop products for the emerging media client market space."
BeComm's Strings technology uses the concept of a distributed media engine to enable users to connect to digital media of any form, in any environment, with the device or appliance of their choice. Strings also manages the dataflow within your application, so your application will be scalable, efficient and lightweight.
"We are very pleased to be working with Wind River. Its foundation of information appliance software and hardware, in combination with our Strings technology make a great platform for developing applications for network-enabled media appliances," said Edward Balassanian, president and CEO of BeComm Corporation. "Our relationship allows developers to focus on product differentiation and not re-invent the wheel, saving them time and money."
About Wind River Services
With many years of experience, Wind River Services specializes in the unique challenges of accelerating embedded systems development. Offering a range of services, from just a few days of technical consulting to a comprehensive hardware and software project development capabilities, the Service organization can truly help to accelerate any product development activities. By using a partnering style of engagement, they can help perform those timesaving, but vital technology enhancements to the basic platform as well as contribute to the requirements for specific differentiation and problem solving inherent in large scale, complex system implementations. Using Wind River's Service organization can help save on development time and money as well as get the product to market quickly. To contact Wind River Services please see: www.windriver.com/services/index.html.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.
About BeComm Corporation
Founded in 1996 and based in Redmond, Washington, BeComm is a privately held company that provides software platforms and tools that enable Operators, OEMs and ISVs to build innovative applications for today's highly networked world. BeComm products provide a complete framework for the rapid development, deployment and management of applications that efficiently share content, media, devices, and resources in heterogeneous networked environments.
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Director, Global Communications