Honeywell embraces Linux

By   |  April 10, 2003

LinuxDevices.com reports that Honeywell is expanding its building automation solutions program with the addition of a Linux-based controller, according to European software firm SYSGO. SYSGO said it recently completed the development of Linux-based system software for the Honeywell Excel Web, a new member of Honeywell\’s Excel 5000 Open family. The new Linux-based building automation device will begin shipping in early 2004, SYSGO said.

The project required developing a board support package for the Motorola PowerPC 855T processor on which the Honeywell controller is based, plus drivers for required peripherals and a boot loader, SYSGO said. The application software, which will run on top of the embedded Linux operating system, is being developed by Honeywell.

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