Arcom Releases New Single Board Computer Development Kit for the QNX Neutrino RTOS

Kansas City, USA and Cambridge, England - March 2003 - Arcom has announced that it launched a new Development Kit to support QNX Neutrino, the market-leading, high-performance, realtime operating system from QNX Software Systems. This new Development Kit adds to the wide range of board support packages available for the popular 300MHz SBC-GX1 single board computer. Arcom's award-winning Development Kit strategy lets customers quickly develop QNX Neutrino based applications using a reliable reference platform and a production ready product.

The SBC-GX1 QNX Neutrino Development Kit offers an evaluation version of QNX Neutrino pre-loaded into the resident 16Mbyte Flash drive. The operating system image includes a wide selection of components including Photon, the small footprint microGUI, a telnet server/client, FTP server/client and the Voyager browser with HTTP server - all running from the POSIX compatible flash filing system.

"Arcom's development kit serves as a proven and ready-to-use platform for demanding QNX Neutrino applications. It lets you experience the full capabilities of the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system and quickly exploit application components such as the Photon microGUI for use in instrument and machine control applications" said Frank Pellitta, Director Worldwide Major Account Sales, QNX Software Systems.

This comprehensive Development Kit includes the 300MHz SBC-GX1 single board computer fitted with 32Mbytes SDRAM and 16Mbytes of Flash memory, PSU, serial and Ethernet cable set, Quickstart Manual and the Development Kit Utility CD. Also included is an evaluation copy of the QNX Momentics® Professional Edition development tools CD.

The SBC-GX1 EBX format (5.75" x 8") single board computer is powered by the popular 300MHz National Semiconductor Geode GX1 processor and is targeted at fan-less systems. The board offers graphics accelerated CRT and TFT flat panel support, 10/100baseTx Ethernet, four serial ports, and expansion via a PCI slot, CompactFlash socket and industry standard PC/104 bus.

About Arcom
Arcom, a Spectris company (LSE: SXS.L), is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas City and Cambridge England, Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high volume OEM and specialized customer requirements.

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Jenny McCrae
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