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Wind River Partner Validation Program for
Aerospace and Defense Applications

To be competitive in the aerospace and defense market, device manufacturers must deliver complex products within budget and on increasingly stringent schedules. These business objectives must be met with no compromise of performance, safety, or security. Devices must be reliable, durable, and efficient. In aerospace and defense applications, human lives are always at stake.

The Wind River Partner Validation Program offers a pre-integrated software ecosystem that helps solve the increasingly important business issues of reducing risk and delivering complex projects within budget and on schedule. The program includes industry-leading application-specific partner software technologies and middleware that have been integrated with the latest release of VxWorks or Wind River Linux operating systems. By utilizing pre-integrated key software components, equipment providers can spend more time on developing differentiating features rather than integrating third-party technologies—reducing overall project risk and ultimately accelerating product deployments.

Software Partners in Validation Program

The following software technologies are integrated with Wind River's aerospace and defense platform solutions.

Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is the GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive worldwide customer base.

ALT Software Inc. is the world’s leading supplier of advanced 2D/3D graphics display drivers for embedded systems, including DO-178B certifiable safety-critical software for avionics applications. It provides OpenGL ES, OpenGL SC, and OpenVG graphics drivers for graphic controllers as well as integrated processors from AMD/ATI, Fujitsu, Intel, Imagination Technologies, Texas Instruments, Freescale, and others.

Atego is the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware. Atego delivers a stable, robust working environment to thousands of users across an extensive range of complex applications in demanding engineering sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation, telecommunications, electronics, and medical.

Atego delivers the highly reliable, real-time embedded virtual machine solution (Aonix PERC©) for running Java™ programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications (Aonix ObjectAda©) at the highest level of criticality. Atego's standards-based tool suite, Artisan Studio©, provides comprehensive support for the leading industry standards, including OMG SysML, UML and Architectural Frameworks. Atego Workbench™ provides a fully integrated, collaborative engineering framework for the trouble-free deployment and maintenance of best-in-class tools for mission and safety-critical systems and software development.

The Aicas group provides software development tools based on Java technology for real-time and embedded systems. Along with its own virtual machine with deterministic garbage collection for time-critical systems, Aicas provides integration and analysis tools for enhancing system performance and robustness. Using this technology can improve the efficiency of the software development process and produce higher-quality software compared with traditional technologies.>

Esterel Technologies is the leading provider of critical embedded software development tools and services in the industrial, energy, transportation, and military/aerospace domains. Embedded software engineers use its solutions to graphically design, verify, and automatically generate critical embedded software applications. With a worldwide presence, Esterel Technologies continues to drive advances in critical embedded software development.

Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) is the leading global provider of middleware solutions for inter-process communication for disparate systems. OIS offers ultra-low latency, real-time connectivity software development tools for use in complex and demanding environments, such as aerospace, defense, automotive, telecommunications, financial, medical, robotics, industrial automation, and consumer electronics. The ORBexpress product family is the most widely deployed communications framework for distributed and heterogeneous systems where failure is not an option.

Presagis is an industry leader in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software. It helps customers in the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries to create, train, simulate, and visualize.

PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of high-performance, standards-compliant, and cost-effective middleware products. PrismTech's product differentiators are most highly valued in markets that require business-critical and mission-critical systems such as telecom, defense, aerospace, transportation, finance, manufacturing, and software defined radio.

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance messaging and integration infrastructure for distributed real-time applications. RTI is the leader in the rapidly growing market for Data Distribution Service (DDS) compliant middleware. A broad range of industries leverage the company's software and design expertise, including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, power generation, transportation, finance, medical, and communications.


Wind River Partner Validation Program Expanded to Aerospace and Defense

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Grow Highly Integrated and Validated Software Ecosystem

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 24, 2010 — Today at Avionics Europe, Wind River launched its Partner Validation Program for the aerospace and defense market segment with initial partners AdaCore, aicas, ALT Software, Atego, Esterel Technologies, Presagis and PrismTech. Partners in the program will provide their software solutions integrated and validated with the latest releases of Wind River's industry leading operating systems, VxWorks and Wind River Linux. These partner software solutions are specifically developed for avionics, secure military communications, unmanned systems, and complex control systems.

"Performance, safety, and security cannot be compromised in aerospace and defense. By working with market-leading partners, we are committed to helping our customers solve critical business issues," said Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense, Wind River. "Through the Wind River Partner Validation Program, Wind River and its partners reduce software integration risk and enable customers to rapidly deliver projects that comply with the industry's stringent safety standards RTCA DO-178B and EUROCAE ED-12B Level A, and its security standards Common Criteria EAL4 and EAL6+."

The combined efforts from the Wind River Partner Validation Program will provide a steady stream of partner-validated and supported software reference platforms, allowing developers to focus on building high-value application and system capabilities, with the assurance of longevity and lifecycle support for their deployed platforms. Backed by Wind River's global support infrastructure, these joint solutions help drive down risk for challenging and complex aerospace and defense programs.

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