AUSTIN, TEXAS—June 15, 1999—Pervasive Software today announced that it will collaborate with emWare to integrate its Pervasive.SQLTM mobile and embedded database technology with emWare's EMIT (Embedded Micro Internetworking TechnologyTM) device networking software for systems based on 8- and 16- bit microcontrollers. Pervasive has also joined emWare's ETI (Embed The Internet) Alliance, bringing sophisticated data management capabilities to the group's vision of networking microcontroller-equipped devices.
Technology produced by this relationship will allow true data management and decision processing for embedded device networks. Applications that can benefit from remote, Web-enabled data management include vending systems (vending machines, ATM's), manufacturing systems (assembly lines), maintenance systems (car washes, vehicle diagnostics), utility services (HVAC management, electric meters) or any system that can be made to operate more efficiently and reliably by gathering and managing information over a network.
"We are excited to see Pervasive Software join the ETI alliance," said Renee Mitchell, market development manager for Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector Microcontroller Division. "There is an ever-increasing need in the embedded device market to base business decisions on data transactions from networked devices. Motorola is a world leader in the 8- to 32-bit microcontroller marketplace. Pervasive is a leader in ultra-small embedded database technology. Working together with emWare in the ETI Alliance promises a more robust end-to-end device networking solution."
The ETI Alliance, founded by emWare, is composed of 16 leading microcontroller manufacturers, software application vendors, and embedded tools manufacturers working to provide an end-to-end device network for EMIT-enabled 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers.
"The ETI Alliance is dedicated to integrating information from 8- and 16-bit microcontroller-equipped devices into the data management process," said Michael Nelson, CEO and co-founder of emWare, Inc. "Database services tie device-networking
solutions together, front to back. Our relationship with Pervasive provides the data management component critical to the ETI Alliance's work. The integration of Pervasive and emWare technologies will allow devices to communicate with a number of different network databases, directory services and enterprise applications, bringing transaction information into the decision-making process."
"The combination of Pervasive's mobile and embedded database technology with emWare's EMIT device networking software gives end users a complete solution that connects and manages any device within a network, using the Web to access the data," said Ron Harris, president and CEO of Pervasive Software. "This relationship furthers our vision of information management anytime, anywhere."
About EMIT Software
emWare's EMIT (Embedded Micro Internetworking Technology) architecture can be built into new or existing devices. At the core of its distributed networking architecture is a micro device object server that uses as little as 1 Kb of memory at the device. The three main software components—emMicroTM, emGatewayTM, and the EMIT Client Interface library—provide a complete and flexible device-to-user solution.
The emMicro component of EMIT software, which uses as little as 1K of memory at the device, can be placed in any embedded device. emMicro works in conjunction with emGateway, which provides the EMIT software communication link between large, conventional networks, including LANs, WANs, intranets and the Internet, and lightweight device networks such as RS232, RS485, CAN, IR and RF. emGateway includes the necessary Internet standards, such as HTTP, Java, and TCP/IP, without putting excessive memory requirements at the device. emGateway can reside on a PC, single-board computer, or on an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
About emWare Corporation
emWare offers the first complete device-networking platform for establishing networking and Internet connectivity for any device, including those with 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers, without requiring an RTOS or a TCP/IP stack at the device. The company develops device networking software solutions based on open Internet standards that allow embedded device manufacturers to simplify the use, management and networking of their products. emWare is the founder of the Embed The Internet (ETI) Alliance (www.emware.com/eti.html) which promotes emWare's vision to provide complete solutions for connecting any device through any network with any interface or application. emWare, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about emWare and its products, please visit www.emware.com.
About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software is a leading provider of information management solutions for simplifying development—and dramatically lowering total cost of ownership—in Web-based applications, mobile and embedded devices, Web appliances, and in packaged business solutions. Developers worldwide depend on Pervasive for its powerful, easy-to-use Web development and deployment environment, its high-performance zero-administration database products, and its reporting and data transformation tools—technologies that radically simplify the development, deployment, and maintenance of applications across a broad array of platforms. Pervasive's unique business model leverages an indirect channel of more than 10,000 software developers, value-added resellers, and system integrators worldwide.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pervasive Software offers worldwide distribution, with offices in Toronto, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Brussels, Dublin, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. For more information on Pervasive call (800) 287-4383 or (512) 231-6000, visit us at www.pervasive.com, or email email@example.com. For immediate delivery, order products through Pervasive's Online Store at www.pervasive.com/purchase/index.html.