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Linux used in traffic signal controller

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MontaVista Software has signed a new customer, Peek Traffic, which will use the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company's embedded Linux software to run traffic signal controllers designed for European markets, the companies said Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Peek Traffic, based in Belgium, also will use MontaVista's Linux in two other products. The first is a broadband networking device that can detect a vehicle's position and link that information to automated equipment for printing train tickets or announcing which stop a bus has reached. The second is a device for controlling the information shown on roadside displays used to tell motorists about traffic or weather.