Datalight Recommits to Long-term Commercial Support of ROM-DOS, an MS-DOS Compatible Operating System

Datalight, Inc. today reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term support of its ROM-DOS operating system, an MS-DOS compatible solution with deployments in millions of embedded devices around the world.

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ROM-DOS from Datalight

For those who are building DOS-based products that need to meet strict time-to-market demands, responsive, reliable support is key

Bothell, WA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

Datalight, Inc., leading developer of software for embedded systems, today reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term support of its ROM-DOS operating system, an MS-DOS compatible solution with deployments in millions of embedded devices around the world.

ROM-DOS was introduced in 1989 as an MS-DOS compatible operating system engineered specifically for embedded developers and has evolved to version 7.1. The most robust DOS available to serve the embedded marketplace, ROM-DOS enables current desktop hardware in legacy implementations. ROM-DOS continues to have backward compatibility build options, and is the fastest way to connect an embedded system to the Internet.

“In light of Microsoft’s recent announcement to provide public viewing of historical versions of MS-DOS, we felt it important that customers be made aware that there is a modern commercially supported alternative,” said Roy Sherrill, President of Datalight. “For those who are building DOS-based products that need to meet strict time-to-market demands, responsive, reliable support is key.”

OEMs using ROM-DOS are able to take advantage of large disk drives and long file names with ROM-DOS 7.1. With as little as a 186 CPU, a small amount of RAM and flash memory or other non-volatile storage, OEMs can create a low cost system in no time.

Datalight offers two ROM-DOS options:

  •          ROM-DOS Software Development Kit provides unrivaled flexibility to embedded developers.
  •         ROM-DOS Single User Version is a DOS solution perfect for desktop users and OEMs wanting a single seat replacement DOS.

The Single User Version has been the go-to MS-DOS alternative for OEMs as well as for hobbyists and students who want the benefits of access to a live person who can answer their technical questions.

The product is available immediately from Datalight and its worldwide network of resellers. The Single User Version can also be purchased on-line for personal use from http://www.Datalight.com for just $55.

About Datalight
Datalight, Inc. headquartered just north of Seattle, Washington, develops technologies to reliably manage critical data in embedded devices. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance, and long product life, and is used worldwide on many of today’s most well-known devices. For more information, visit our website at http://www.datalight.com or call 1.800.221.6630.

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