SOURCE: LynuxWorks

June 16, 2008 08:01 ET

LynuxWorks Delivers Multi-OS Solution for Accu-Sort Next-Generation Scanning System

Embedded Leader's BlueCat Linux and LynxOS RTOS, Provide Open, Reliable Software for Camera-Based Sorting Machine

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in embedded software, today announced that Accu-Sort Systems, Inc., a world leader in industrial high-speed camera-based identification solutions, is deploying a combination of LynuxWorks' BlueCat embedded Linux and LynxOS, its embedded real-time operating system (RTOS), as the software platform for Accu-Sort's new AccuVision 6010 Long-Range Camera System (AV-6010).

LynuxWorks' ability to offer both open-source and RTOS platforms, tied together by a single IDE and set of development tools, fit Accu-Sort's unique requirements for the AV-6010. Accu-Sort's AV-6010 is the latest addition to its AccuVision product line, and its camera system will serve as the new technology platform for future Accu-Sort products. A fully integrated camera-based scanning solution for postal routing, warehouse and other distribution environments, the AV-6010 offers best-in-class performance for one- and two-dimensional bar code reading, as well as support for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and video coding applications.

For industrial equipment makers such as Accu-Sort, LynuxWorks' flagship product, LynxOS, provides an advanced foundation for sophisticated real-time systems, and includes open APIs and Linux ABI compatibility, along with full conformance to POSIX and advanced networking features. BlueCat Linux, based on the 2.6 kernel, offers all the open-source benefits of Linux. Any application written for BlueCat Linux can be migrated to LynxOS if the day comes when the Linux application requires stricter, hard real-time performance, as Linux application code can run on LynxOS without modifications. Both BlueCat and LynxOS developers use the Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE and development tools, which offer open standards tools support for LynuxWorks' family of operating systems.

"Applications like the AV-6010 require ultimate reliability both from the hardware and the software. At LynuxWorks, we couple always-on reliability with open standards in our products, to give our customers a unique and compelling software solution," said Robert Day, VP Marketing, LynuxWorks. "By selecting our BlueCat embedded Linux and LynxOS, Accu-Sort has ensured maximum reusability of their application software to be able to migrate across either operating system based on the performance needs for their devices."

Ideal for high-speed parcel sorting, Accu-Sort's AV-6010 is targeted for environments where previous high-end camera-based solutions may have been more complex than was required. The AV-6010 offers ultimate reliability, with mean time between failures at more than 75,000 hours.

LynuxWorks' reputation for open and reliable systems, as well as its ability to offer complementary open-source and RTOS solutions made the choice an easy one for Accu-Sort. "The design for the AV-6010 required both Linux and an RTOS component," said Bruce Love, Software Engineering Manager, Accu-Sort. "Only LynuxWorks offered both environments -- and a single toolset to use, which was attractive since our developers would not need to overcome a lengthy learning curve."

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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