ALAMEDA, CA and Ashburn, VA, Apr. 15, 2003 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced that it has formed a partnership with The PTR Group, a recognized leader in embedded systems development, engineering services and training, to provide Wind River training. Through this partnership, The PTR Group will work closely with Wind River to market and deliver training classes to Wind River customers throughout the United States and Canada. Wind River customers will continue to receive the most up to date Wind River courseware while experiencing the PTR Group's teaching and training expertise.
"The PTR Group has proven experience with Wind River’s products and the delivery of Wind River's engineering training," said Brad Murdoch, vice president and general manager of Wind River Services. "To ensure the best training quality, Wind River looked for a partner that offered a strong engineering skill set and years of experience delivering training to the embedded and real-time market. PTR met our criteria, and we look forward to working closely with them to deliver new courseware to Wind River customers."
PTR will begin delivery of Wind River's training in May 2003, and training quality will be maintained by a strict certification process and regular feedback and monitoring of delivered courseware. Wind River will continue to develop new courseware for existing and forthcoming products.
"We are pleased to take on this important function for Wind River", said Todd Brackett, President/CEO of The PTR Group. "We have a proven track record for delivering training on behalf of Wind River, and this relationship formalizes our continued commitment to provide quality training services. We are confident that our experience and expertise will provide added value to Wind River’s customers."
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It is the only company to provide 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.
About The PTR Group
The PTR Group is an experienced team of technical professionals specializing in embedded and real-time systems solutions and services. These services include hardware and software development, prototype development, consulting and training exclusively for the needs of the embedded and real-time markets. Our engineers average over 16 years of experience in embedded and real-time development.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, the crossroads of the Internet, the company is privately held by the founders and employees. For more information about The PTR Group, please visit www.ThePTRGroup.com, email info@ThePTRGroup.com or call 703.858.4723.
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Director, Global Communications