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Wind River Acquires ScopeTools Business Unit from Real-Time Innovations


  • Acquisition supports Wind River’s commitment to optimize the complete device software development life-cycle
  • With RTI’s ScopeTools, Wind River Workbench offers advanced system visualization and debug capabilities

Alameda, Calif.–January 24, 2005–Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced it has acquired the ScopeTools business unit of its long-standing partner, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI). The ScopeTools products–StethoScope, TraceScope, ProfileScope, MemScope and CoverageScope–currently provide the system visualization, dynamic debugging and code coverage capabilities within the Wind River Workbench product line. The acquisition underscores Wind River’s commitment to the breadth and depth of the company’s Workbench development suite.

"Growth in the complexity of end-applications, time-to-market pressures and the need to control costs is driving device manufacturers to standardize on a single software development environment," said Chris Lanfear, director, VDC Software Practice. "With the acquisition of RTI's ScopeTools Business Unit, Wind River Workbench extends its leading edge capabilities across the entire development process providing hardware, firmware and software developers with and end-to-end tools suite."

RTI ScopeTool capabilities are available today in Workbench 2.2. To learn more about Wind River Workbench, please visit http://www.windriver.com/products/development_tools/ide/wind_river_workbench/

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). The company enables customers to develop and run device software better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River’s Workbench, General Purpose Platform and Market-Specific Platforms 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 Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

About Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI, www.rti.com) leads the real-time information networking industry with the most resilient and high performance software solutions. Its products and consulting services provide the infrastructure for national railways, air traffic control, traffic monitoring, mission-critical combat systems, financial transaction processing, and industrial automation. NDDS, RTI's flagship product, connects multiple sources of event-driven data in real-time and seamlessly ties complex networks of independent devices into a logical whole. Raytheon, Applied Materials, Nortel, Toyota, Fujitsu, Sony, Schneider Automation and the US Military rely on RTI technology for their distributed real-time systems. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley since 1991, RTI is a privately held company.

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