Wind River Announces Commitment to Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium


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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Feb. 9, 2012 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced its commitment to The Open Group’s Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, and congratulates the members of the Consortium for releasing the FACE Technical Standard, a standard that defines a common operating environment that supports the portability and reuse of software components across Department of Defense (DoD) aviation systems.

Founded in June 2010 by The Open Group, the FACE Consortium builds upon the tenets of open architecture (OA), integrated modular avionics (IMA), and modular open systems architecture (MOSA) by defining a standardized method of interface between software components and architectural segments. It is comprised of 39 members including DoD and industry member organizations, their representatives, and advisors.

“The open, modular avionics environment created by the FACE Technical Standard will expand the selection of military avionics applications, reduce total lifecycle costs, and facilitate standard conformance to maximize interoperability between software components within the avionics system,” said Chip Downing, senior director of aerospace and defense at Wind River. “To collaborate with nearly 40 organizations to establish an open, industry-wide technical standard is a significant achievement, and Wind River is very proud to be part of this important initiative.”

A principal member of the Consortium, Wind River currently delivers the following safe and secure platforms that will support the FACE Technical Standard, titled, “FACE Reference Architecture’s General Purpose, Safety and Security operating system profiles.”

Additional information about FACE can be found on The Open Group FACE Consortium website: www.opengroup.org/face. In addition, a FACE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document can be found at: www3.opengroup.org/face/faq.

To learn more about Wind River’s aerospace and defense solutions for FACE, visit http://www.windriver.com/solutions/aerospace-defense/face.html.

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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or on Facebook.

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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products