NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /ALAMEDA, Calif. - April 30, 2001 - Ada Core Technologies/ACT Europe and Wind River Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: WIND) today announced that Wind River has selected Ada Core as its Ada technology supplier in the Wind River Direct program. Through this program, customers will be able to purchase Ada Core's complete GNAT Pro Ada 95 development environments for Wind River's Tornado® integrated development environment (IDE), VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS), Tornado DO-178B, and Tornado AE products, directly from the Wind River sales force.
"Ada Core's GNAT Pro Ada 95 development environment combined with Wind River's Tornado tools is a winning combination for the military and aerospace market," said Curt Schacker, vice president of marketing and corporate development for Wind River. "Developers can now purchase this complete solution directly from Wind River, speeding their time to market with reliable and safety-critical applications."
"We are pleased to be working closely with Wind River to provide the best Ada 95 solution in the embedded market. Our GNAT Pro for Tornado IDE, Tornado DO-178B and Tornado AE products will give users the tools they need to develop reliable applications with fast, predictable performance," said Franco Gasperoni, managing director of ACT Europe, the European affiliate of Ada Core Technologies.
"We expect Tornado DO-178B and GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition to become the solution of choice for safety-critical systems where there is a requirement for certification," added Robert Dewar, president of Ada Core Technologies.
Fully integrated into the Tornado IDE and VxWorks RTOS, GNAT Pro is a complete Ada 95 implementation for the VxWorks RTOS. GNAT Pro offers users the power and reliability of Ada 95 combined with a familiar tool suite, interoperability with other languages, and easy interfacing to third-party tools such as configuration management systems.
About Ada 95
Ada 95 is an internationally standardized (ISO) programming language designed for large-scale and reliability-critical applications. It offers a unique combination of object-oriented programming features, well-engineered concurrency facilities, and real-time support.
About GNAT Pro
Our flagship product, GNAT Pro, is the premier Ada 95 development environment. Based on GNU/GCC technology, GNAT Pro is available on a large number of platforms, from workstations to PCs to embedded systems. It is the only complete implementation of the ISO Ada 95 language. GNAT Pro is complemented by several products providing leading-edge technology in areas such as high-integrity systems, GUI building, distributed systems and web programming.
GNAT Pro for Tornado and GNAT Pro High-Integrity for Tornado DO-178B are available now. Contact your Wind River sales representative or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. GNAT Pro for Tornado AE will be available by Q4 01.
About Wind River Direct
Under the umbrella of the WindLink Partner Program, Wind River Direct is the embedded system industry's first-ever one-stop-shopping option for integrated solutions based on the Wind River development platform. As more devices requiring embedded technologies are produced across a variety of vertical market segments, an increasing number of developers are searching for ways to improve their time-to-market. With Wind Direct, developers can purchase a previously disparate group of building blocks on one purchase order. And because the Wind River Direct products have passed the interoperability requirements for Tornado certification, the effort required by the customer to expand the Tornado platform to meet specific development requirements is minimal. Other WindLink Partners participating in Wind River Direct include Aisys, Celoxica, Criterion, Highlander, Real-Time Innovations, Spider Software, and Tri-Pacific Software. Please visit the Wind River Direct web site for more information.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think"!. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.
About ACT Europe/Ada Core Technologies
Ada Core Technologies, Inc./ACT Europe (http://www.gnat.com) are privately held companies with major offices in New York City and Paris. Ada Core Technologies/ACT Europe produces and supports the family of GNAT Pro Ada 95 software development environments. Open source and based on the GNU/GCC technology, GNAT is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. GNAT Pro is used on enterprise-critical projects ranging from low-level communications control to large-scale distributed systems.
Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, VxWorks, Tornado, WindLink, and How Smart Things Think and Tornado are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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