Enea Enters New Software Segment – Launches Element(TM )
The launch of Element(TM), which takes place at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston MA, redefines the software development process. Element(TM) provides a reliable off-the-shelf “middleware” solution that can cut software development time in half for telecom, automotive and medical equipment manufacturers. “Our customers often dedicate entire departments to “middleware” development. With Element(TM) we can provide them with an opportunity to outsource this complex function, saving large amounts of development cost. With Element(TM) we are also addressing a pronounced demand in the market, which represents a significant market potential going forward”, says Johan Wall, CEO of Enea.” Element(TM) represents a fundamental shift in software development, from an inefficient, proprietary in-house model, to a cost-effective, commercial off-the-shelf model. “Enea acquired the base for the new software in early 2005 and shortly thereafter we received our first order. Today, we are initiating a global campaign, making Element(TM) a new cornerstone in Enea’s product offering, besides the real time operating system OSE and the database software Polyhedra”, says Johan Wall, CEO of Enea. Element(TM) is the first HA middleware optimized for multiprocessor embedded systems, providing an end-to-end solution that makes it easy to combine Linux with real-time operating systems in the same system. Element(TM) is also the first HA “middleware” equipped to run on DSPs and network processors as well as 32-bit CPUs, a flexibility that greatly simplifies application development. Software complexity is increasing at an exponential rate, replacing hardware as the dominant factor in overall product development cost. From telecom switching systems and smart cell phones, to automobiles and medical instruments, consumer products and industrial systems are running millions of lines of code, spread across a growing number of processors and operating systems. “Middleware” is the key to managing that complexity, providing reliable high-level communications and management facilities that make it possible to develop, deploy, configure, service, and upgrade this multiprocessor software.