Wind River and ISaGRAF Join Forces for Validated and Tested Modular Safety Controls Solution
- ISaGRAF joins Wind River Partner Validation Program
- Partnership extends Wind River’s leadership in the energy, transportation and process markets with safety controls solution comprised of Wind River’s VxWorks Cert Platform and ISaGRAF’s FlexiSafe® solution
- Wind River is first certified operating system provider to offer a validated SIL 3 solution
SPS/IPC/DRIVES, Nuremberg, Germany — Nov. 22, 2011 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, and ISaGRAF, the leading automation software technology partner, today announced that ISaGRAF has joined the Wind River Partner Validation Program. The two companies will collaborate on a validated and tested modular safety controls solution designed for companies in the energy, transportation and process markets.
Through this strategic relationship, Wind River becomes the first certified operating system provider to partner with ISaGRAF for a validated Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 solution. SIL is a measurement for specifying the safety integrity requirements of the safety functions to be allocated to electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems (SIL 4 has the highest level of safety integrity; SIL 1 the lowest).
Under the terms of the agreement, ISaGRAF will integrate and validate its FlexiSafe solution to Wind River’s VxWorks Cert Platform, a commercial off-the-shelf real-time operating system for delivering safety critical applications that must be certified to the stringent requirements of IEC 61508 and other related software standards. FlexiSafe is the only available IEC 61131-3 solution on the market offering the full language set for IEC 61508 SIL 3 systems.
Specifically, the combined VxWorks Cert Platform and ISaGRAF solution will have IEC 61508 SIL 3 certification, offering industrial companies a validated and tested solution for control systems with up to SIL 3 software certification requirements. By validating and certifying both solutions, customers will have a faster time to market, as well as lower development and maintenance costs.
“The industrial automation world is changing, and increasingly products are required to comply with the IEC 61508 standards,” said Julien Chouinard, ISaGRAF managing director. “The ISaGRAF-Wind River partnership will make the development of safety products more accessible and easier to implement. The combination of ISaGRAF and VxWorks Cert Platform fills an important gap in the technology offerings available to the industry.”
“With certification requirements becoming more stringent and widely enforced in the energy, transportation and process markets, it is important to streamline the certification path for our customers. Through our collaboration with ISaGRAF, we are mitigating the risks that companies face when getting components and run-time systems certified, thereby making the process more efficient,” said Alexander Damisch, director of industrial solutions at Wind River. “By offering a robust partner ecosystem, Wind River enables customers to focus their development efforts on core competencies and highly differentiating application work.”
The Wind River Partner Validation Program offers a pre-integrated software and hardware ecosystem that helps solve the increasingly important business issues of reducing time-to-market, achieving cost savings and realizing successful project deployment. To learn more about the Program, visit www.windriver.com/partners/partner-validation.html.
About Wind River
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 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or www.facebook.com/WindRiverSystems.
ISaGRAF is a Rockwell Automation Company. With its headquarters in Canada and representation in France, Germany and China, it is the world’s leading automation software partner. The company’s flagship product ISaGRAF is fully compliant with both IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 industrial standards, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, and can be used to build a variety of automation products including embedded µcontrollers, PAC, PLC, DCS, RTU, CNC, Motion Controllers and Safety Systems. Supporting IEC 61850 and DNP 3.0 IEC 870.5, ISaGRAF sustains a high level of standardization, integration and communication within modern automation systems, resulting in high-end, real-time open control systems with crash-proof reliability, powerful performance and flexibility. For more information on ISaGRAF and its products, visit us at www.isagraf.com.
Wind River is a trademark or registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. and its affiliates. Other names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
ISaGRAF and FlexiSafe are trademarks or registered trademarks of ICS Triplex ISaGRAF, Inc.
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