MontaVista adds secure HTML5 and Android support to its GENIVI-Compliant
Automotive Technology Platform
MontaVista’s Automotive Technology Platform to provide design flexibility to automotive manufacturers and
Tier-1 suppliers to build powerful in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 10th, 2011 – MontaVista® Software LLC, today announced secure HTML5 and Android support for its Automotive Technology Platform (ATP). The addition of HTML5 support is provided via MontaVista’s ModiiTM Digital Media Solutions Platform which adds a powerful HTML5-based UI Framework to its recently released GENIVI-Compliant Platform. The Android support delivers a high performance Android runtime environment, which opens up access to a vast number of popular applications from the entire Android ecosystem.
Complementing the Android and HTML5 capabilities, MontaVista has implemented a unique dual-layered secure environment consisting of both Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) and MontaVista Linux Containers. The SELinux, which was originally developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA), provides a highly secure role-based access control Linux environment. In addition to this, the Android and HTML5 applications are executed in a MontaVista Linux Container, which is an isolated virtualized container environment. This dual-layered secure environment provides unprecedented isolation in which to safely execute 3rd party applications and multimedia content with greatly reduced risk of affecting other automotive functions. The Android, HTML5 and security features are all highly tuned for performance and make extensive use of hardware acceleration.
These extended capabilities of the MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform provide design flexibility to automotive manufactures and tier-1 suppliers to build powerful in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems while significantly accelerating time-to-market and lowering development costs of innovative new features. These new MontaVista ATP capabilities add powerful infrastructure to support interactive Mobile Applications via HTML5 or Android, two of the most popular emerging mobile application environments. In addition, the security features help alleviate concern over hacking and reliability problems in the application space and safely bridges the gap between the worlds of mobile applications and automotive infotainment.
"With the addition of Android and HTML5 capabilities to the MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform, we are providing our customers unprecedented design flexibility with two of the most popular application, UI and multimedia environments,” said Dan Cauchy, VP Marketing and Business Development at MontaVista Software and GENIVI Board Member. “Add to that our unique dual-layer security and we believe that we have finally bridged the gap between the fast moving mobile app environment and the stringent security requirements of an automotive solution. MontaVista continues to be at the fore front of delivering unique GENIVI-compliant IVI solutions.”
These new enhancements leverage MontaVista’s 11+ years of Embedded Linux experience. The MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform contains hardened frameworks for graphics, video, sound, USB, Bluetooth, Location Based Services, security, customizable UI and much more. The MontaVista ATP is highly tuned in the areas of performance, ultra fast boot and power management on select automotive-specific platforms based on ARM and Intel®AtomTM processors.
MontaVista will be showing demonstrations of its Automotive Technology Platform at the GENIVI Alliance All Members Meeting at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose October 11th to the 14th, 2011.
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com
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