Montabello™ MID Platform from MontaVista wins VME and Critical Systems Magazine Editor's Choice Award

Integrated software stack delivers rapid boot time, efficient power management, wireless connectivity, and common business applications for Dell LatitudeON

Santa Clara, Calif – Fedruary 11, 2010 – MontaVista® Software LLC, the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced today its Montabello™ MID platform won an Editor's Choice Award from VME and Critical Systems magazine, a leading industry publication, in their December 2009 issue for its use in the Dell LatitudeON. Montabello is a fully customizable mobile internet device (MID) software platform that provides an integrated set of applications. The platform is designed to give users of mobile internet devices an Instant ON, Always ON, Always CONNECTED™ user experience.

MontaVista's experience with embedded devices in the mobile market and support of a wide range of hardware platforms allowed the company to deliver a comprehensive software platform for MIDs. By integrating the middleware and providing a fully customizable applications layer and user interface, MontaVista lets manufacturers focus on delivering a complete product, not investing scarce resources developing software infrastructure. As MIDs evolve, use cases for Montabello can be found in consumer electronics such as netbooks and tablets, automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, media devices, and other areas.

Supporting Quotes:
"MontaVista's long history of innovation in embedded Linux made them the logical choice to work with Dell on the LatitudeON to deliver the advanced features and functionality today's mobile users require," said Chris A. Ciufo, OpenSystems Media, group editorial director, Military & Aerospace Group. "More importantly, this technology has utility in a myriad of embedded applications, including laptops, MIDs, and even backplane-based VME boards."

"We are pleased to see Montabello recognized by VME and Critical Systems magazine as an award winning product," said Art Landro, president, MontaVista Software. "The MID market is a rapidly developing and competitive market and our customers need to be able to deliver products quickly and efficiently. By leveraging the Montabello software platform, our customers can significantly reduce their cost and development time, getting a 6-12 month head-start on their project."

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Montabello Key Points:

  • Instant ON: Fast operating system boot with instant resume in under one second
  • Always ON: Optimized for days-long battery life using dynamic power management
  • Always CONNECTED: Connection management with seamless roaming on Wi-Fi and 3G networks with Auto VPN and fully integrated Bluetooth
  • Business user focused mobile application suite which includes a web browser, document reader, email client, contact manager, calendar and more
  • Email client support for POP, IMAP and Exchange
  • Document reader capability for .doc, .xls, .ppt and .pdf formats
  • Citrix Receiver support for remote corporate connectivity
  • Supports the ARM-based processor in the Dell Latitude Z and E4200/4300 laptops



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.


About OpenSystems Media
OpenSystems Media has been a leading publisher of electronics magazines, e-mail newsletters, websites and product resource guides for more than 20 years. OpenSystems Media offers E-casts and Techcasts for engineers and provides interactive tools where engineers can communicate directly with presenters and top industry editors. Current publications include: CompactPCI and AdvancedTCA Systems,, Embedded Computing Design, Industrial Embedded Systems, Military Embedded Systems, PC/104 and Small Form Factors, and VME and Critical Systems. For more information, visit

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