Mobica adopting Ubuntu Core for embedded device development

Mobica is partnering with Canonical in the adoption of Ubuntu Core, a sub-set of Ubuntu technologies suited for the next generation of Internet-enabled embedded devices such as In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, set top boxes, smart TV and digital devices for the home. Mobica, providers of high-end software development and integration services, is among a number of Canonical partners adopting Ubuntu Core to build new embedded experiences based on broad architecture and open source technologies.

Mobica will offer Ubuntu Core development expertise to its electronics manufacturer, operator, application vendor and platform provider customers as a new platform for developing fully customised, creative UIs, low level and system software, multimedia implementations and applications. Ubuntu Core's neutral platform supports Intel and ARM equally, offering excellent cross-architecture support for an almost limitless choice in the types of devices that can be developed.

Jim Carroll, CTO at Mobica comments; “Mobica has a proven track record as well as the skills and experience to work across mobile platforms, which can be adapted to virtually all areas of device development across all platforms. Our relationship with Canonical is important in helping us bring greater choice and opportunities to our customers and partners deploying full featured operating systems for next generation embedded devices.”

Chris Kenyon, VP OEM services at Canonical, concludes; “Ubuntu Core gives manufacturers and their suppliers access to the broadest set of hardware support from any open-source vendor and allows them to develop their own interface or use one from a third party. Ubuntu Core is ideal for connected screens and Mobica's expertise will help the industry deliver high quality, compelling software products to market quickly.”

About Canonical

Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops, netbooks and embedded devices.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit the Canonical website.

About Mobica

Mobica partners with carriers, technology platform providers and consumer electronics vendors to deliver leading-edge solutions and services to the technology industry. Working as system integrators we design, develop and test software across the mobile and consumer electronics software space on all platforms, from chip-level to applications. More information is available at www.mobica.com.

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