MapuSoft’s Solutions Give Redback Networks the Ability to Reuse their Software on Linux

MapuSoft Technologies (MT) welcomes Redback Networks, an Ericsson company, as a new customer. Redback chose the OS Abstractor and OS Changer software reuse products for their current migration project. Redback Networks is embracing MT’s solutions to move their legacy code to next generation Linux-based platforms for their entire product line. By using OS Abstractor and OS Changer, Redback will save valuable development resources and significantly decrease their products’ time to market entry.

“We are honored to have Redback Networks in the MapuSoft Technologies Inc. family as a user and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship for both organizations” said Dan Arzonico, MapuSoft’s Director of Sales.

MapuSoft offers the software reuse products OS Abstractor®, OS Changer® and OS PAL™ to help developers streamline development processes and reuse their embedded software on one or more operating systems. Target operating systems supported include VxWorks® 5x & 6x, Linux® 2.4 & 2.6, LynxOS®, Solaris®, Unix®, eCOS®, Windows XP®, Windows CE®, Nucleus®, ThreadX®, MQX®, QNX®, T-Kernel® and uITRON®.

OS Abstractor APIs give users the ability to effectively develop code independent of the underlying OS to protect software investment and to easily expand support to multiple operating systems. OS Abstractor provides a standard OS interface architecture, including common commercial BASE OS APIs and POSIX APIs. The BASE component offers a standard OS interface architecture that is flexible and intuitive for application development. The POSIX component offers industry standard API compliance for new code development and/or re-use of existing POSIX code base across multiple OS platforms. OS Changer protects user’s existing software investment and knowledge base by giving the ability to reuse pSOS®, VxWorks and Nucleus legacy code on different operating systems. OS PAL (OS Porting & Abstraction Lab) leverages on existing OS Abstractor and OS Changer technologies and provides an Eclipse® based IDE to easily port, abstract and optimize code on a host machine and run the application on different target OS platforms. A free evaluation of OS Changer, OS PAL and OS Abstractor can be downloaded at

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