Timesys Introduces Bluetooth Home Automation Embedded Linux Webinars

Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced an upcoming, four session webinar series intended to guide developers through the process of building a Bluetooth enabled home automation device using LinuxLink 3.0 and the award-winning Factory build system. Each of the bi-monthly sessions will include a mix of presentation and hands-on exercises with the Atmel AT91SAM9263-EK Evaluation Kit.

The webinar series will demonstrate networked remote sensor control by gathering data from an accelerometer via Bluetooth and subsequently changing the state of controlled devices via GPIO. The sessions will address common embedded Linux development tasks, such as assembling a development environment, configuring and booting an initial Linux image, customizing the kernel and assembling a root filesystem.

Upon completion of the four-session series, the resulting product design will include a graphical control interface displayed on the attached LCD that is controlled with a touchscreen. The finished product will be deployed in on-board flash, and the resulting Linux platform will be freely available to session attendees via Timesys’ LinuxLink Test Drive Program.

“These webinars will serve as a great means to introduce embedded developers to the power of open source Linux.” said Gregory Quiggle, Vice President of Marketing for Timesys. “Each session will provide attendees with invaluable exposure to the common tasks, development tools and best practices that enable development teams to reduce the risk and resources associated with building a Linux-based embedded product on Atmel processors.”

This webinar series is free to attend. The first session is scheduled for February 26, 2009 @ 11:30 a.m. EST. Individuals can learn more about the series and register at the following link: linuxlink.timesys.com/3/Webinars/sam9263_bluetooth_device.

About Timesys
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a Web-based software subscription for embedded Linux developers. By means of Timesys’ award-winning Factory build system, LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through a powerful suite of regularly updated Linux sources, scriptable GNU-based build environment, properly configured development tools, and documentation/support. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux.

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