Wind River Continues Commitment to IPv6 - Receives the IPv6 Ready Logo

  • IPv6 Ready Logo guarantees device to device interoperability
  • IPv6 eases connectivity for secure next-generation devices
  • Wind River Platforms with IPv4 and IPv6 dual capabilities provide the company’s customers with industry standard approved technology

Alameda, Calif.--October 12, 2004--Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced that Wind River received the IPv6 Ready Logo. The logo, which is issued by the IPv6 Forum, solidifies Wind River’s commitment to speed IPv6 adoption and guarantee device interoperability for its customers. Today, Wind River is amongst a select group of companies to have received the IPv6 Ready Logo, enabling customers to develop and run device software better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably.

Wind River is dedicated to IPv6. The company provided the first-ever Platforms with dual IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities, allowing customers to meet the changing needs of networked devices. With the number of Internet-enabled networks nearly doubling every year, and the related increase in the use of wireless networked devices, the world is quickly running out of IP addresses to support the demand for connections. IPv6 will make ubiquitous Internet connectivity affordable and practical. With the integration of Wind River’s IPv6 network stack that received the IPv6 Ready Logo, customers are guaranteed a proven connectivity layer necessary to create the next generation of Internet-enabled devices.

"It’s fitting that we are the first device software company to achieve IPv6 Ready status,” said Marc Serughetti, director of middleware technologies of Wind River. "Wind River has been, and remains, committed to providing our customers with the most advanced connectivity and interoperability possible. Guaranteed IPv6 interoperability reduces the risk of products becoming obsolete and saves time in the development process, helping our customers succeed in today’s changing device economy. “

The IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a global qualification program that ensures products can connect with networks that use the new IPv6 addressing architectures. The IPv6 Ready Logo guarantees that manufacturers have access to Wind River IPv6-enabled DSO solutions to create interoperable and secure next generation devices. To obtain the IPv6 Ready Logo, Wind River proved that its products included IPv6 mandatory core protocols and can interoperate with other IPv6 equipment.

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, 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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