Linux for Embedded Systems

A company in Japan is using Linux for embedded systems in vertical transportation equipment such as elevators.
Conclusions

Linux is a viable and attractive platform for manufacturers who need a stable system that is “theirs to keep” for many years to come. Instead of developing in-house, custom-made systems at large cost or buying proprietary systems and leaving themselves at the mercy of the vendor, they can now choose Linux.

Linux, with the support of the Internet developer community and with guaranteed and affordable support from more and more commercial ventures, is seen by many as an ideal, software development platform. In our experience, it can also become an excellent deployment platform for computer-controlled hardware systems.

We are looking forward to the further expansion of our Linux business, and we hope the experience we gather will enable us to pay back a small part of our debt to the Linux community.

Sandor Markon graduated from the Technical University of Budapest and received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University. He has worked for Fujitec of Osaka, Japan since 1979 doing computer applications for elevator control. Present interests include neural networks, reinforcement learning, Internet programming with Java and industrial applications of free software. He can be reached via e-mail at markon@rd.fujitec.co.jp.

Kenji Sasaki graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Engineering. With Fujitec since 1976, he has been working mostly in control, systems development and communications. Present interests include Java, Linux and the Internet. He can be reached via e-mail at kjsasaki@rd.fujitec.co.jp.

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please tell me the model/tipe of fujitec VGA for LINUX

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