Siemens Medical Selects Wind River Technology for Next Generation Medical Imaging System

  • VxWorks Developer Tool Kit (VDT) used as foundation for Siemens MAGNETOM Avanto
  • Wind River technology enables Siemens Medical to get to market faster than its competition

ALAMEDA, Calif.--March15, 2004--Wind River Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced that Siemens Medical Solutions chose Wind River's VxWorks Developer Tool Kit (VDT) as the foundation for its latest imaging system, MAGNETOM Avanto. Wind River's VDT technology helped Siemens Medical improve development costs, debugging issues, application software testing, product testing and integration.

The MAGNETOM Avanto is the first Siemens imaging system to fully incorporate its total imaging matrix(TIM) technology. This technology is able to scan and develop images of the entire body from head to toe in a single session and in less than twelve minutes. By using Wind River's VDT technology, Siemens Medical was able to ensure the reliability of its MAGNETOM Avanto and greatly accelerate its time to market.

"Wind River helped Siemens Medical Solutions launch its products faster than our competition," said Jurgen Gut, technical project leader at Siemens Medical. "This medical discipline is still young and the market is characterized by an immense R&D effort. Total imaging matrix technology provides Siemens with a significant competitive edge over other manufacturers."

"Siemens selected Wind River's VxWorks Developers Toolkit because it offers extreme flexibility and functionality," said Andy Pabinger, vice president sales, EMEA for Wind River. "This win is a confirmation that Wind River's PLATFORMS correspond to our customer needs, and we are proud that Wind River's technology could play such an important role in bringing the Siemens product to market."

Siemens purchased Wind River's technology as part of its subscription-based enterprise-licensing model. As part of this model, Siemens will receive yearly updates to Wind River's technology, ensuring it always has the best and most innovative technology available for its customers and their products.

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost 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, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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