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Bringing full Internet to the Home Media market: Opera SDK to Include Support for MontaVista® Linux® Professional Edition

June 7, 2005

Oslo, Norway - June 7, 2005

Opera Software today announced its support for MontaVista© Linux© Professional Edition. The Opera for Home Media Software Development Kit (SDK) will include support for MontaVista's Linux platform which is increasinglyselected for home media devices. Device manufacturers using MontaVista's Linux platform can now bring thefull Internet to their products with Opera.


Including support for MontaVista© Linux© Professional Edition in Opera's SDK gives a wide range of operator and consumer electronic devices, including set-top boxes, media players, video phones and high definition televisions, the ability to run full, rich content and provides developers the greatest level of flexibility for delivering their solution. Opera will include referenced builds within its Home Media SDK, using MontaVista tools to build high quality products. The results are lower total development costs and reduced time-to-market.


"MontaVista Linux is becoming the strategic platform of choice for many device and telecommunications manufacturers," said Jim Ready, president and CEO, MontaVista Software. "We look forward to working with Opera to provide a flexible, open, standards-based solution for developers and users who require a full-featured, rich, Web experience."


"Opera's collaboration with MontaVista represents a mutual commitment to further the development of new, sophisticated, embedded Web applications," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Together, we are bringing the full Internet to Home Media devices while maintaining the highest level of W3C standards compliance."

Opera's Home Media SDK is available at MontaVista© Linux© Professional Edition 3.1 is available at

About MontaVista© Linux© Professional Edition

This award-winning product contains an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application development, unparalleled processor and board support, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components. It is a complete development platform and operating environment for communication devices. Pro, which now targets more than 30 processors from eight industry-leading architectures, is one of the most widely deployed embedded Linux platforms in the market today.

About Opera

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