Wind River Drives Increased Connectivity, Security and Messaging for Next Generation Device Development

  • New releases of Platform for Consumer Electronics, Industrial Devices and Network Equipment now available
  • Integrated, market-specific middleware shortens time to market
  • Annual subscription model ensures continued significant technology updates

Alameda, Calif.—November 1, 2004—Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today introduced the next generation of three Wind River Market Specific Platforms (MSPs), the only industry platforms that support all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product. Platforms announced today include:

  • Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, VxWorks Edition

  • Wind River Platform for Industrial Devices, VxWorks Edition

  • Wind River Platform for Networking Equipment, VxWorks Edition

“Seamless protocol support and security are becoming increasingly critical for our new products,” said Rajiv Batra, vice president of engineering for Peribit. “Wind River continues to provide us with the technology and solutions that help us avoid getting bogged down by complex device software issues and ensure we are able to deliver on our promises to our customers in a cost-effective and timely manner.”

Device software continues to be a product’s competitive differentiator, while time to market is a critical business issue for manufacturers in every industry. Manufacturers spend too much time on early, non-strategic development phases, therefore their products’ quality, reliability and differentiation are drastically reduced. Wind River Platforms solve this problem with significant enhancements that include:

  • IP Networking: IPv4/IPv6 stack with advanced IPv6 routing support

  • Security: IPSec/IKE update, Radius, Firewall, 802.1x

  • Management: XML/Soap, SNMP and web server update

  • Messaging: transparent multiprocessor messaging between VxWorks and other OSes (Linux)

With Wind River Platforms, customers can start creating unique value much earlier in the development process.

"By providing manufacturers integrated access to the most advanced technologies available, Wind River enables its customers to use software as a strategic product differentiator and gain competitive advantage," said Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., Vice President of Embedded Market Forecasters. "Wind Rivers' Market Specific Platforms announced today further reduce development complexity, thereby optimizing device software development."

Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, VxWorks Edition (Platform CD):
Tailored for applications including digital imaging devices, broadband access, interactive digital TV and multimedia information appliances. The next generation of Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices includes added security features, expanded network functionality and greater flexibility for consumer device software optimization, especially for devices targeted at the “connected home.” For technical details, please visit

Wind River Platform for Industrial Devices, VxWorks Edition (Platform ID):
Enables a broad variety of industrial applications including industrial control and automation, measurement and testing, and medical imaging devices, smart sensors, elevators, fire and security systems, medical imaging devices, pacemakers, power generation controllers and railway automation. Platform for Industrial Devices enhancements include improved security capabilities and dual IPv4/IPv6 support and thus provides industrial customers the safe path for integrating industrial networking into their designs. For technical details, please visit

Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, VxWorks Edition (Platform NE):
Designed to enable devices including wireless LAN access points, VPN gateways, firewalls, routers, switches and mobile base stations. Enhancements include expanded and improved security features such as IPsec & IKE support and wireless security 802.11i updates and dual IPv4/IPv6 support. Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) protocol will enable Platform for Network Equipment VxWorks Edition to communicate with Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition. For technical details, please visit

Wind River also announced today the Wind River Platform for Networking Equipment, Linux Edition, which will be available in Q1 CY05. See today’s related release at

“Through the Wind River Platforms, we are committed to providing our customers with increased technology value year after year,” said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer of Wind River. “Wind River Market Specific Platforms provide the industry’s most comprehensive package of core device software optimization technologies for multiple markets. And the annual technology update guarantees our customers access to the middleware that will enable them to continually innovate and deliver the next generation of intelligent, connected devices.”

Wind River will also host a series of developer conferences around the world, beginning November 9, 2004. The conferences will showcase Wind River’s core product lines—Workbench, General Purpose Platform and Market Specific Platforms and provide developers with hands-on access to the technology. For more information and to register, please visit:

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 or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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