Phoenix Technologies Demos Newest Generation of Its Firmbase(R) Run-Time OS for Embedded Applications at ESC Silicon Valley 2009
Company Will Also Demonstrate HyperSpace(TM) for ARM-based Netbooks
Phoenix Firmbase runs outside of the foreground OS even if the main operating system is disabled, providing system developers with significant advantages in developing firmware-based applications for security, high availability, provisioning and other embedded capabilities. Demonstrations will showcase how Phoenix Firmbase applications can dramatically improve system availability by monitoring system performance, capturing key events or changes, alerting systems managers and performing pre-defined functions to correct or prevent system errors.
“This second generation version of Phoenix Firmbase is a continuation of the powerful security, high availability, and remote management functions that have been synonymous with our technology from the beginning and cements Phoenix’s leadership in embedded systems,” said
Attendees will have the option to control server loads that mimic a denial-of-service attack and overload a 4U server in a 19″ rack then watch as Phoenix’s OS Monitor, a part of Phoenix Firmbase Technology, detects the load condition and alerts IT staff with email messages to an iPhone and SNMP alerts via browser.
A second interactive demonstration will show Phoenix Firmbase at work rescuing a set top box, which are often subject to failure from harsh environmental conditions and demands from a long field life. A heat lamp will simulate extreme temperature changes while attendees will witness Phoenix’s Hardware Monitor, a part of Phoenix Firmbase, note the change and alert IT staff with iPhone email messages and SNMP alerts via browser. This self-detection of hardware degradation enables IT staff to prevent service failures or replace aging equipment ahead of a hardware breakdown.
Visitors to the
Jones added, “Advances in underlying embedded technologies are enabling the rapid growth in the embedded market with software becoming an important source of differentiation in many industries. The worldwide embedded systems market is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. We are committed to helping our ODM and OEM customers take advantage of this anticipated growth by enabling them with embedded solutions that can help them get to market quickly, reduce project risks and enjoy market differentiation for a wide variety of devices, from all kinds of PCs to telecom/datacom equipment, servers, blades, and other embedded devices including medical, gaming, automotive, kiosks, point-of-sale, DVR, and commercial and military avionics.”
About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC) is the global market leader in system firmware that provides the most secure foundation for today’s computing environments. The PC industry’s top system builders and specifiers trust
Contact: Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Global Press Office Tel : +1 408 570 1060 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Phoenix Technologies Ltd.