eCosCentric announces eCosPro® Developer's Kit

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- September 1, 2003 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the release of the eCosPro® Developer's Kit for a number of hardware platforms.

The eCosPro® Developer's Kit consists of:

The inclusion of a fully tested and supported PPP stack within eCosPro® is in direct response to customer demand. The PPP stack extends the reach of eCos into many new application areas.

"This is another important step for eCos users and developers", said Alex Schuilenburg, Managing Director of eCosCentric. "The eCosPro® Developer's Kit provides organizations deploying or evaluating eCos with off-the-shelf commercial quality development tools. Developers using the kit will benefit from the stability and reliability of eCosPro® and from the extensive support that eCosCentric provides."

Bart Veer, Chief Scientist at eCosCentric, added "With an improved development environment and a stable run-time environment, the product development cycle is reduced and engineers can concentrate on their application and the product." eCosPro® is targeted at professional developers looking to integrate eCos within commercial products. The eCosPro® Developer's Kit includes an incident support package, giving developers the reassurance that problems can be resolved rapidly by experts.

Platforms initially supported by the eCosPro® Developer's Kit are:

Support for the Linux Synthetic Target is also available on specific Linux distributions.

eCosCentric will continue to work with the eCos maintainers to develop and maintain the publically available version of eCos which may be downloaded at or purchased on CDROM at

About eCos and RedBoot
eCos is an open source, royalty-free, real-time operating system intended for embedded applications. The highly configurable nature of eCos allows the operating system to be customised to precise application requirements, delivering the best possible run-time performance and an optimised hardware resource footprint.

RedBoot is a complete bootstrap and debug environment for embedded systems based on the eCos hardware abstraction layer. RedBoot allows download and execution of embedded applications via serial or ethernet, including embedded Linux and eCos applications. It can be used for both product development (debug support) and in deployed products (flash update and network booting).

About eCosCentric
Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos and RedBoot support, development and consulting services worldwide. Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly experienced embedded system and software engineers, eCosCentric provides complete solutions consisting of run-time systems and complementary host tools.

For further details visit or contact eCosCentric for pricing and availability.