Wind River Extends VxWorks and Linux Cross-Platform Development through Partnership with RTI

  • Wind River to Integrate RTI ScopeTools with Wind River Workbench
  • Longstanding Partnership Continues to Expand

ALAMEDA, Calif.--March 25, 2004--Wind River Systems (Nasdaq:WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced that it will extend its partnership with RTI by integrating RTI ScopeTools™ with Wind River's new integrated development environment (IDE), the Wind River Workbench, previously known as WindPower IDE 2. The combination of Wind River Workbench and RTI's dynamic debugging and data visualization tools will enable project teams to develop device software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably across both Linux and VxWorks®, the industry leading operating systems for device software.

"With Wind River's embrace of Linux, the company is able to leverage its expansive partner ecosystem to offer solutions that support both Linux and VxWorks," said Bill Claybrook, vice president of Linux strategy at Harvard Research Group. "The inclusion of RTI ScopeTools in the Wind River Workbench will provide developers using Linux or VxWorks with a rich multi-dimensional capability to understand software and systems activity, improving the predictability and efficiency of device software development."

The RTI ScopeTools enable developers to optimize device software by providing increased visibility into an application's dynamic data, memory use and performance. RTI ScopeTools are the perfect complement to the Wind River Workbench. Together they provide extensive visibility into program code and system level activity for Linux or VxWorks. By integrating these technological capabilities into a single IDE, the Wind River Workbench developers will have new insight into software and system behavior to uncover and correct problems much more quickly and efficiently.

In addition, the integration of RTI ScopeTools with the Wind River Workbench marks the first significant instance of the tool-to-tool integration using the company's Eclipse-based IDE. Wind River Workbench, an open, standards based, device software development environment, provides deep functionality for every development task as well as support for the leading target processors, target operating systems and development hosts. As a result, Wind River Workbench is a vehicle for improving developer productivity, project team collaboration and organizational capability.

"The Wind River Workbench provides industry-leading capabilities for both VxWorks and Linux developers. We are proud to extend our partnership and integrate RTI ScopeTools with Wind River's next-generation IDE," said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. "RTI and Wind River have a long history of working together. Our products enable our joint customers to shorten development cycles and ensure higher-quality end products. We look forward to continued collaboration with a most valued partner -- Wind River."

"Our Wind River Workbench provides a powerful solution for standardizing development across multiple operating systems, and we believe that the integration of RTI ScopeTools makes it an even more compelling solution for customers," said Dave Fraser, chief marketing officer for Wind River.

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc., and VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RTI, Real-Time Innovations, ScopeTools and NDDS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

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