ALAMEDA, Calif.--October 27, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced its Safe and Secure Program--a new initiative designed to address the growing requirements for safety and security certification of embedded devices. Today, these requirements are driven by regulation, litigation, environmental and security initiatives in aerospace and defense, and industrial, markets in which Wind River has established its leadership position by providing the embedded industry's most reliable technologies. The Safe and Secure Program is targeted at applications requiring the highest level of safety and security and is based on Wind River's industry leading integrated embedded platforms specifically designed to meet international certification standards.
According to Venture Development Corporation (VDC), there is a growing demand for certifiable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) real-time operating systems for use in the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets. "Wind River has been a leader in providing embedded platforms for these markets and the Safe and Secure Program naturally extends the reach of VxWorks(R) to the highest level of certified reliability and demonstrates Wind River's continued innovation and investment in its PLATFORM strategy," said Stephen Balacco, embedded software analyst, VDC.
The initial phase of the Safe and Secure Program is focused on safety critical platforms, supporting standards such as RTCA DO-178B and IEC61508. The Safe and Secure Program provides Wind River customers with an integrated software foundation, certification evidence artifacts and professional services. Wind River PLATFORMS announced today include:
--WIND RIVER(R) PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL is based on the proven VxWorks real-time operating system with certification evidence supporting DO-178B Level A (available today) and in development for IEC61508 (availability by the end of the year).
--WIND RIVER(R) PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653 is based on VxWorks AE653, a fully ARINC 653 supplement 1 compliant operating system. This product is also geared towards DO-178B level A certification
WIND RIVER PLATFORMS for Safety Critical offer proven interoperability, flexibility and reliability that meet the stringent requirements set forth for mission critical systems. These safety critical PLATFORMS enable customers developing applications such as integrated modular avionics, ground navigation systems, process control and power plant safety controllers, and railway signaling systems to focus on application development and certification while delivering on the benefits of proven COTS software in conjunction with certification evidence.
"Due to the increase of safety certification requirements in the aerospace and defense, and industrial arenas, the market for safety critical applications and devices is expanding at a rapid pace. As the worldwide leader in embedded software for aerospace and defense markets, it's only appropriate that Wind River is the first independent software solution provider to release an ARINC 653 Supplement 1 compliant solution,' said Tony Tryba, vice president, market divisions for Wind River. "With the increased technology innovations in WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653 and the added industrial certification for WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL, Wind River is strengthening its commitment to enriching its product set and continuing to expand its capabilities to meet the needs of developers in safety critical markets."
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653 is based on VxWorks AE653, a fully ARINC653 Supplement 1 compliant operating system that includes time and space based protection domains integrated with Wind River's leading embedded development tools and partner solutions including Ada, test and verification tools, and market specific hardware board support packages. PLATFORM for SAFETY CRTICAL ARINC653 enables application of different safety levels to share computing resources and is specifically designed to support applications such as integrated modular avionics. It is currently being used in developments such as the C130 Avionics Modernization Program. For additional information about the WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653, please visit www.windriver.com/platforms/platformsc_arinc/.
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL is based on VxWorks/Cert, an efficient, hard RTOS integrated with Wind River's leading embedded development tools. Today’s announcement extends PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL to the industrial market with support for the IEC61508 certification. IEC61508 is a safety certification platform for industrial market applications and devices such as industrial safety controllers for oil refineries, nuclear power plants, and railway signaling systems. VxWorks/Cert has already been proven in safety critical applications including Raytheon’s Wide Area Augmentation System, which was certified following the DO-178B standard. For additional information about the WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL, please visit www.windriver.com/platforms/platformdo/.
WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL and WIND RIVER PLATFORM for SAFETY CRITICAL ARINC653 are available immediately. More information on Wind River's Safe and Secure Program can be found at www.windriver.com/markets/safe_secure/.
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. 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 www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
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