MontaVista debuts automotive proof-of-concept capability
MontaVista Software LLC, has launched its Automotive Technology Platform PoC Program (ATP PoC), a new low cost program designed to enable Tier-1s and OEMs in the Automotive IVI market to rapidly engage in Proof-of-Concept (PoC) or demonstration projects on a limited budget.In conjunction with this new program, MontaVista announced the release of its new Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) 3.0, the first platform declared compliant to the new GENIVI Compliance specification version 3.0 by the GENIVI Alliance. MontaVista’s ATP PoC program bundles an evaluation copy of MV ATP with engineering services and support to enable rapid prototyping at the startup phase of a new project. This allows designers to rapidly create a prototype or demo without having to make a large investment while ensuring the solution solves specific design problems or meets specific performance criteria. The ATP PoC bundle includes MV ATP for a specific hardware reference platform, access to the development tools for a 1-year timeframe, a block of engineering services hours and limited support. With this program, Tier-1s and OEMs are able to prototype their target environment, evaluate new features or do some performance testing and hardware evaluation. Upon successful completion of the PoC, the program can be upgraded to a fully supported MV ATP with professional services to bring the project to production. Some of the key components of MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform are its Linux-based, GENIVI Compliant platform with fast boot/start up, high performance, power management and security options built in and Linux Containers providing isolated virtualized container environments. General availability of MontaVista ATP 3.0 is expected to begin November 2012.