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Gumstix, Inc. Announces Goliath(TM) Products for Cellular Networks

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gumstix, Inc., today announced its integrated, open source cellular communications platform: the Goliath(TM) line of expansion boards. The Goliath-vx board provides GPRS/EDGE function while the Goliath-GPS-vx board combines GPRS/EDGE and GPS. Each Goliath board attaches to a gumstix(TM) motherboard (verdex only) using a 60-pin connector and includes audio, LCD, touch screen, USB host, 3D-accelerometer, and battery management. General availability is planned for late July and the company will begin taking pre-orders at gumstix.com starting on 16 July.

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gumstix, Inc., today announced its integrated, open source cellular communications platform: the Goliath(TM) line of expansion boards. The Goliath-vx board provides GPRS/EDGE function while the Goliath-GPS-vx board combines GPRS/EDGE and GPS. Each Goliath board attaches to a gumstix(TM) motherboard (verdex only) using a 60-pin connector and includes audio, LCD, touch screen, USB host, 3D-accelerometer, and battery management. General availability is planned for late July and the company will begin taking pre-orders at gumstix.com starting on 16 July.

The Goliath boards are by far the largest gumstix products at 105.5mm x 67.3mm, the same dimensions as the Samsung 4.3" LCD touch screens that Gumstix will also sell. Goliath gives verdex motherboards full-speed USB access to the Siemens MC75 GPRS/EDGE module, the u-blox NEO-4S GPS module, and one external USB device.

Roke Manor Research, wholly owned by Siemens, is one of the UK's leading innovative solutions providers as a contract R&D specialist with relevant experience in GPRS/EDGE products.

Roke Product Design Consultant Ben Toner said, "We are continuously looking for off-the-shelf technology to give our customers the strongest benefits in cost and development schedule and have already successfully leveraged the verdex product line made by Gumstix. These new Goliath boards will give us many more advantages in our software radio, telemetry, video imaging and of course cellular communications solutions".

"The Goliath products expand our leadership in offering a wide range of mobile communications options to the open source development community", said W. Gordon Kruberg, President and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "These boards provide a tiny, yet powerful, communications platform that utilizes any combination of GPS, GSM voice, GPRS/EDGE, 802.11 (B/G) and Bluetooth(TM) — all at a very low cost. The cellular data capabilities provided by Goliath make Gumstix technology even better for customers designing commercial solutions in fleet management, vehicle tracking, remote control systems, and remote data acquisition."

About Roke Manor Research

Owned by Siemens and based in Romsey, United Kingdom, Roke is an innovative solutions provider and contract R&D specialist. It pioneers developments in electronic sensors, networks, and communications technology, providing products and services to Siemens businesses, government departments, and commercial customers. Roke employs 470 people and has a turnover for the financial year ending 30 September 2006 of £40.35 million (US$ 81 million).

For more information, visit http://www.roke.co.uk.

About Gumstix, Inc.

Gumstix designs and sells full function miniature computers directly to network managers, software engineers and commercial product designers in over sixty countries around the world. Built on an open source platform, the gumstix product line supports the growing network and wireless devices markets and offers motherboards, expansion boards and waysmall(TM) computers.

Based in Portola Valley, California, Gumstix is privately owned and operated.

For more information visit http://www.gumstix.com. Contact: Don Anderson 888-427-3428 don@gumstix.com

SOURCE Gumstix, Inc.

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