PIKA Technologies Announces Linux Support

OTTAWA, CANADA - PIKA Technologies Inc. announced that their PIKA MonteCarlo software developer kit (SDK) and MM-series digital- and analog-interface voice and fax cards will include support for the Linux operating system (OS) from leading Linux provider, Red Hat, Linux version 7.3. The added Linux support complements the company's current support for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, thereby enhancing the choice of OSs available to application developers. PIKA Technologies' hardware and software subsystems allow developers to voice- and fax-enable voice services applications, audio recorders, PC-PBXs and conferencing systems. Research from IDC indicates that Linux will be the fastest-growing OS environment over the next five years with a compound annual growth of 28%. Linux meets the needs of the developer community and the result is a growing acceptance for the OS. PIKA Technologies has been developing a Linux-based platform over the past year and a number of developers are currently working with the Alpha load. "As a long-time customer of PIKA Technologies' hardware products, we were very pleased to learn they would support Linux, " said Larry Westrick, President, RSVP. "Their alpha load met our expectations and migration of our application to their Linux-based API went smoothly. I believe their Linux-supported voice cards will enable us to deploy more cost-effective solutions to our customers." "Developers are embracing Linux for its flexibility, reliability, openness and cost-effectiveness," said Terry Atwood, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, PIKA Technologies. "Delivering support for Linux reinforces our commitment to continually deploy the technologies developers need." PIKA Technologies' Linux-based support is expected to be ready for deployment this summer.
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