Barco Selects Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653
ALAMEDA, Calif. — November 27, 2006 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Barco, a Belgium-based specialist for display and visualization solutions, has selected Wind River® Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653 to support the MOSArt modular open system architecture. MOSArt is a hardware platform developed by Barco for the development and operation of real-time display solutions in aircrafts. Barco's MOSArt architecture enables manufacturers of aircraft components to develop and integrate standardized applications. Wind River's safety-critical ARINC 653 solution will support the MOSArt architecture with VxWorks RTOS components, Wind River® Workbench development environment, network stacks and middleware. Using Wind River's platform, Barco can develop its display solutions in faster cycles, with ultra-modern hardware and to the highest standards required by customers.
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653 complies with the ARINC 653-1 standard for the development of safety-critical systems. This platform can be supplied with DO-178B certification documentation. The DO-178B standard defines the planning, development and test procedures for software deployed in aircrafts. With Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653, manufacturers can certify various applications with different levels of criticality.
MOSArt provides manufacturers engaged in the aviation industry with a complete, ARINC 653-compliant package for application development and integration at the highest levels. The Wind River Workbench development environment supplies preintegrated tools for streamlining and accelerating development and integration, allowing manufacturers to concentrate on their core expertise.
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653 also delivers preimplemented health management functionality. This functionality monitors the stability of the hardware and operating system, and also checks the application software to ensure it is free of errors during run-time. In the event of irregularities (i.e., timeouts), this function determines how to handle errors and if escalation is required. The implementation of Wind River's health management function saves MOSArt users time and cost by eliminating the need for detailed knowledge of the components they are supplied and the need for coordination with hardware providers.
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