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eCosCentric announces eCosPro-C/PEG GUI

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- January 6, 2005 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the availability of eCosPro-C/PEG, a certified port of Swell Software's C/PEG (Portable Embedded GUI for C) to eCosCentric's range of eCosPro® Developer's Kits and custom eCosPro releases. C/PEG is a portable, feature rich, small footprint GUI that is widely adopted within the embedded space and is an ideal match for the eCos real-time operating system.

eCosCentric will provide front-line support for eCosPro-C/PEG deployments and will expand its range of porting and consulting services to provide C/PEG driver development and optimisation services for eCosPro applications. eCosCentric will also offer a number of complete off-the-shelf development board ports certified with eCosPro-C/PEG. PEG is already used in successful eCos-based devices, such as the Iomega HipZip MP3 player.

"C/PEG's minimal target footprint makes it an ideal graphical solution for organisations that are seeking to make use of the high performance and feature rich eCos RTOS in cost-competitive embedded designs." said Paul Beskeen, Chairman and Director of Business Development at eCosCentric. Typically, eCosPro-C/PEG will need under 140 kilobytes of code space, allowing a complete application to fit comfortably in resource-constrained devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, industrial controllers and instrumentation devices.

"We believe the integration of C/PEG with eCosPro gives a broad spectrum of embedded systems developers the ideal platform for bringing captivating new products to the consumer, industrial and medical markets." said Jim Delisle, Vice President of Swell Software and C/PEG Developer.

eCosPro-C/PEG is delivered with the full complement of utilities found in Swell Software's GUI toolkit for embedded systems, allowing for rapid prototyping and development of graphical applications on a Windows or Linux host development system. Custom C/PEG windows, dialogs, bitmaps and proprietary fonts can be automatically generated and integrated with the eCosPro run-time, utilising the eCosPro Eclipse-based IDE for application development and remote debugging.

About eCosPro

eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the eCos open source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro which includes prebuilt eCos host tools and compiler toolchains, full documentation, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development and a libstdc++ implementation for selected architectures.

About eCosCentric

Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos and RedBoot support, training, development and consulting services worldwide. Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly experienced embedded system and software engineers, eCosCentric provides complete solutions consisting of run-time systems, complementary host tools and certified third party applications.

About Swell Software

Founded in 1997, Swell Software, Inc. is a leading embedded software tools provider. Their flagship product, PEG, was created to fill a void in the existing software tools by providing a graphical user interface solution created specifically for use in embedded systems. Swell Software's customer base reads like a who's who of industry leading electronic product manufacturers including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dell Computer, 3M, Agilent, Analogic and Toshiba.

For further details visit http://www.ecoscentric.com/middleware/cpeg.shtml or contact eCosCentric for pricing and availability.