ALAMEDA, Calif., February 14, 2001 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices in the Internet age, today presented its "Cool Customer Design" award to Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) for its DocuPrint™ M750 and DocuPrint™ M760 color inkjet printers (to view previous winners, please visit the Cool Customer Design Archive. Designed for small office and home office (SOHO) use, the printers use Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and were developed with the Tornado development tools.
The Xerox DocuPrint M750 and DocuPrint M760 are Xerox's first color inkjet printers released from an alliance with Sharp Corporation and Fuji Xerox, announced last March. Additional M-Series products that use VxWorks include the WorkCentre M940 and WorkCentre M950 color inkjet multifunction products which copy, print, scan, and PC Fax. Each M-Series product uses two advanced features: eXpress Mode™ which ensures business quality output at speeds up to twice as fast as competitors´ normal mode; and InkLogic™ technology, which eliminates waste by using separate ink tanks for each color.
"We chose Wind River's solid VxWorks RTOS because of its flexibility and reliability," said John Moreland, manager of software and controller development, Xerox SOHO Business Group. "It is the most widely adopted RTOS in the industry and runs on all of the popular processors."
"Wind River is delighted to have helped Xerox bring the world of high-quality printing to small businesses and consumers at prices they can afford," said J. C. Sarner, vice president and general manager, Wind River Consumer business unit. "Wind River provides a complete portfolio of software and services designed specifically for the development of consumer electronics devices. It is part of our overall strategy to help original equipment manufacturers such as Xerox reduce development time, resulting in cost-effective products delivered to consumers within a tight market window."
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 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 in sixteen countries worldwide.
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