Microsoft and EBSnet Collaborate on the .NET Micro Framework

TCP/IP stack provides developers with more opportunities for small network-enabled devices.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 15, 2008 — Today at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, Microsoft Corp. announced that the EBSnet Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack is included as a component of the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 2.5. With TCP/IP, the .NET Micro Framework is delivering on the vision of helping to create new business opportunities for developers that build solutions for small network-enabled devices, by allowing them to communicate effortlessly with the Internet.

“We are proud to be collaborating with Microsoft, and look forward to new opportunities presented by the .NET Micro Framework,” said Thomas Volz, vice president of EBSnet Inc. “Working together, we will continue to build on both companies well-established reputations as we drive strategic initiatives and continue to be leading providers of services and embedded software products.”

“Since its launch early last year, the .NET Micro Framework has gained momentum with developers, bringing modern tools and paradigms to embedded development within an ever-expanding partner ecosystem,” said Colin Miller, product unit manager of the .NET Micro Framework at Microsoft. “The technology licensed from EBSnet allows us to provide developers with even more opportunities to drive connected experiences and product differentiation on resource-constrained devices.”

Microsoft at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley

The .NET Micro Framework will be showcased at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley in San Jose, April 15–18 at the Microsoft booth, No. 1320. Microsoft personnel will lead the following educational sessions:

April 17, 8:30 a.m.: “An Introduction to the .NET Micro Framework,” Jim Mateer, senior program manager

April 17, 2 p.m.: “Device Profiles for Web Services (DPWS) on .NET Micro Framework,” Jim Mateer, senior program manager, and Jeff Lin, software design engineer

About the .NET Micro Framework

The .NET Micro Framework is part of a Microsoft product incubation group and expands Microsofts embedded offerings into a new market of smaller, more resourced-constrained devices based on low-cost 32-bit processors. By providing powerful, modern programming paradigms to this arena, the .NET Micro Framework is accelerating the innovation of small, connected devices. The .NET Micro Framework version 2.5 software development kit (SDK) is available for free download today, and can be found, along with more information, at msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/netmf.

About EBSnet

EBSnet Inc. provides embedded internet protocol software products and engineering services to the embedded software industry. Headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts, EBSnet Inc. has served the embedded market since 1987. Complete product offerings are available online at www.ebsnetinc.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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