Katalix

Katalix Systems Limited was founded in 2004 and is a UK company. Our aim is to help each and every one of our clients to get the very best out of Linux in their products. In short, we are the catalysts for your embedded software development.

Meet The Team

James Chapman

James Chapman

James has been in software since he worked for a local company during school holidays writing assembly language subroutines for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. He spent his early career working in telecoms R&D and later co-founded a successful company to exploit the emerging broadband access equipment market. He remembers installing Linux for the first time from a set of 20 floppy disks (he's old) in order to work on stuff at home. It was when optimising a Vxworks ethernet driver for an early PowerPC SoC that he stumbled upon a Linux driver for the same device – he has been focussed on Linux ever since.

When you talk to us about your project, James will likely be the person you first talk to.

Tom Parkin

Tom Parkin

Tom's first forays into computing involved a BASIC prompt and a VIC-20, and centered around breaking things in a variety of interesting ways. Since then he's swapped out the BASIC prompt for a BASH one, and reached the point where he's responsible for more working computers than broken ones. With nearly two decades of experience with embedded Linux platforms, Tom has particular expertise in media, consumer electronics, and networking applications.

In the times he's away from his keyboard, Tom is most likely to be playing guitar, or trying to pitch a tent on a windy hillside with a great view.