Chicago and Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), a global provider of embedded systems software and virtualization technology, announced today that OKL4, through its integration with the Qualcomm MSM7200 chip set enables mobile devices from HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498), the world's largest developer of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based phones.
In the highly competitive world of mobile devices, OK Labs software technology provides its customers with the ability to differentiate their mobile devices through improved security, higher reliability, and faster development of new capabilities.
OK Labs virtualization and componentization framework has been designed specifically to address the challenges associated with creating complex software for mobile devices. By using the OK Labs solution, developers of mobile devices can provide an open application environment, while protecting core device functionality from compromise.
OKL4 also offers a better way to secure critical device subsystems and data, based on a reduction of the subsystem's trusted computing base. Mobile device developers use the system-virtualization capabilities of OKL4 to utilize the power and ecosystem of Linux without loss of control over their IP. Additionally, the componentization of complex software supported by OKL4 results in improved reliability and maintainability. These features improve the development process, enabling more secure systems in less time and at a lower cost.
"As evidenced by the growing use of OKL4 in the mobile device market, our technology is poised to take the development of complex embedded devices to a new level," said Steve Subar, CEO and Founder of OK Labs. Security and IP vulnerability are minimized product issues with the use of our virtualization. Our microkernel technology provides a path to unprecedented safety and security."
OK Labs' OKL4 microkernel supports the following popular HTC mobile devices: HTC Mogul / XV6800 / PPC6800 / P4000, HTC TyTN II P4550 (HTC Kaiser 120) and the HTC Touch Dual.
These phones are globally available and are specifically sold by leading services providers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Orange and Vodaphone.
The OKL4 microkernel is available now from OK Labs at http://www.ok-labs.com under either an open source or commercial-use license.
Open Kernel Labs
Open Kernel Labs' technology leadership in embedded systems software and virtualization technology enables the development of secure, reliable, trustworthy and affordable devices. Backed by the largest independent team of microkernel developers, OK Labs open-source microkernel operating system, OKL4, offers the highest proven performance combined with strong protection and security features in order to provide developers with a robust, open-source platform for building secure, differentiated embedded applications. For more information on OK Labs and its products visit http://www.ok-labs.com. OK Labs is a spin-out from NICTA, Australia's pre-eminent Center of Excellence for information and communications technology (ICT), http://www.nicta.com.au.
Marti Konstant (US)
Vice President Marketing, Open Kernel Labs
marti @ ok-labs.com