Embedded Software StoreWATERLOO, Ontario /eNewsChannels/ — RoweBots Research Inc., the leading supplier of tiny, embedded, Linux-compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) products, today announced the availability of its Unison(TM) OS on the Embedded Software Store. The online information and e-Commerce-based website founded jointly by Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and ARM, will now offer RoweBots’ software on – supporting unprecedented low cost development and ease of adoption, minimizing total cost of ownership.

“The Embedded Software Store’s on-line global distribution and support will ensure that ARM developers worldwide can now get access to RoweBots Unison OS, enabling improved productivity and reliability while reducing time through the reuse of standard software components,” said Ian Drew, EVP Marketing and Business Development, ARM. “Unison OS on ARM processor-based MCUs or MPUs is well suited to a broad set of Internet of Things applications including home and building automation, medical devices, industrial automation, energy management and networking applications.”

“OEM developers can greatly benefit from the minimal total cost of ownership provided by adopting the Unison OS across a multitude of product lines and families,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain global business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Adding RoweBots’ support services to the Embedded Software Store allows customers from a broad set of industries access to Unison’s ARM-compatible software modules – all backed by Avnet’s high standard for software distribution.”

Unison’s open standards, ultra tiny size, modularity and lack of GPL contamination are the key features which substantially reduce system development risk, cost and time. OEMs can use the industry’s preferred operating system APIs and still utilize tiny, low cost MCUs without fear of contaminating their applications, doing extensive optimization, retraining their staff and redeveloping existing POSIX and Linux applications.

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Unison V5.2 is ( ) hosted on Windows(R) XP, Vista(R) and System7(R) for x86 platforms. Unison support, training and consulting for the entire MCU portfolio is available from RoweBots via Embedded Software Store.

Unison V5.2 is shipping from the software store today for a broad set of ARM devices. Commercial licenses for Unison components start at $999 USD.

About RoweBots:

RoweBots is developing the next generation of modular system on chip ultra tiny embedded Linux software for embedded OEM applications in the areas of consumer goods, clean technology, portable products, communications and robotics electronics. The company is based in Waterloo, Canada. For more information, visit the RoweBots web site .

Trademarks: Unison is a registered trademark of RoweBots Research Inc. All other product and company names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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