Alameda, CA — June 12, 2007 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Bluesocket has realized reduced time to market and the ability to focus on its core competencies by leveraging Wind River® Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition — the industry's leading Carrier Grade Linux (CGL). Specifically, within one year of using Wind River Linux, Bluesocket upgraded its entire controller product line and launched the high-end BSAP-1700, the first enterprise-class Wi-Fi Certified Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Access Point. Today, Bluesocket can launch products more quickly and has been able to focus more on value-added feature development and testing rather than developing its own Linux distribution. The result: Wind River is considered a trusted, reliable technology partner.
"Wind River solutions have given us the opportunity to focus our efforts on product innovation and value-add tools, without having to spend significant time debugging the hardware," said Jim Finucane, Vice President of Engineering at Bluesocket. "That, paired with Wind River's support services, has allowed us to speed our time to market while at the same time reducing overall costs."
Bluesocket chose Wind River for its reputation, support of Linux kernel 2.6, partner ecosystem and worldwide, 24/7 support network. The BSAP-1700 takes advantage of Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, which includes Wind River® Workbench, the company's Eclipse-based development suite. The product facilitates communication between minicomputers running embedded Linux and Bluesocket applications, enabling Access Point technologies to communicate more effectively. In addition to Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Bluesocket also selected Wind River Workbench®, On-Chip Debugging Edition 2.6.1, the industry's most complete, end-to-end development environment for on-chip debugging. The entire solution provides Bluesocket developers with a seamless and effective integrated hardware and embedded software debug process, enabling faster time to development while optimizing their core competencies.
Developing devices has never been more difficult, and as such, Wind River understands the ever-changing needs of the network industry. The company provides best-in-class operating platforms, device development tools and 24/7 support services that offer superior, cost-effective and consistent customer care.
"Wind River strives to bring efficiencies to the development cycles of our customers with our tools and operating platforms" said Kuljeet Kalkat, Vice President of Product Management for Wind River. "We are pleased that Bluesocket already is benefiting from the value of Wind River’s solutions and as a result, is able to focus on developing its value-add features while reducing their costs and increasing engineering productivity."
About Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition
Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, enables companies to decrease time to market and improve quality for a variety of devices, from expensive, chassis-based carrier-class equipment to resource-constrained, price-sensitive consumer electronics products. The platform offers multiple processor support and operating system flexibility, allowing developers to standardize on a single comprehensive development environment and migrate easily from project to project.
About Wind River Workbench, On-Chip Debugging Edition
Wind River Workbench, On-Chip Debugging Edition, offers the industry's most complete end-to-end development environment for on-chip debugging. The on-chip debugging solution takes customers from early hardware bring-up to test and manufacturing with a centralized development solution. The advanced hardware diagnostics and patent-pending multicore debugging capabilities help customers unlock the power of semiconductor technology.
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About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run, and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk, and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.
Founded in 1999, Bluesocket is the leader in open wireless network, security and management solutions. Its complete WLAN solution portfolio delivers trust and simplicity to increasingly complex wireless networks. Thousands of BlueSecure Controllers, Access Points, Intrusion Detection Systems and BlueView Management Systems are deployed by leading enterprises that require high quality WLAN service. Bluesocket's long-standing expertise in wireless and security has attracted a large customer base that spans enterprise, education, healthcare, government, library and public access markets. Bluesocket customers can profit from their wireless networks by protecting existing investments, maximizing ROI, and increasing their competitive edge. For more information, please visit www.bluesocket.com.
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Director, Global Communications