Wind River Drives the Connected World With Next Generation Platform for Industrial Automation & Platform for Industrial Devices
|Web Services Enables Enterprise Integration of Embedded Devices|
Tel-Aviv, Jan 26 2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced its next generation Platform for Industrial Automation 2.0 (Platform IA) and Platform for Industrial Devices 2.0 (Platform ID). The new Platforms for the industrial market focus on connectivity between the enterprise to device and device to device through new technologies such as web services and USB 2.0. Customers will also benefit from increased performance and reliability with the latest release.
“Within the industrial market, web services has emerged as a technology standard to connect devices to the enterprise,” said Dave Fraser, chief marketing officer, Wind River. “By supporting web services in the industrial platforms, Wind River continues its commitment to deliver increased technology and innovation, year over year.”
Device to Enterprise Connectivity
"Customers are increasingly understanding the power of using information beyond its original scope to produce superior business results. Rockwell Automation has designed Logix products and its 'Integrated Architecture' to offer a wide range of open, flexible communication options to support the flow of information formerly trapped on the factory floor. Wind River understands real-time information flow and they are able to supply us with viable solutions that address both our needs and those of our customers,” said Ken Deken, Vice-President and General Manager, Logix-Netlinx-Kinetix Businesess, Rockwell Automation.
With PLATFORM IA and PLATFORM ID, device manufacturers in the industrial market are able to focus their time and resources on developing their core strengths and key differentiators rather than solving time-consuming inefficiencies associated with the availability, integration and performance of embedded foundation software. Additionally, because Wind River offers an annual subscription-licensing model, existing customers that have already standardised on PLATFORM IA and PLATFORM ID will automatically receive these new features as part of their subscription.
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Industrial Automation 2.0
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Industrial Devices 2.0
About Wind River
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.europe.windriver.com or call Wind River at +44 (0)1793 831 831.
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