The environment for process control and machine manufacturers is undergoing a revolution. Where functionality once drove innovation, cost efficiency, and time-to-market, now safety and security are the overriding requirements, with snowballing pressure to meet safety requirements based on IEC 61508 and derived standards.
The resulting trend toward convergence and consolidation means that more functionality is being ported to cost-effective hardware platforms, demanding even more from the software. Consolidation is also being driven by cost pressure stemming from the standardization of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as the maturing market of frequency inverters and servo drives. Differentiation now depends on meeting all these functional and regulatory requirements while maintaining quality and serviceability.
Wind River® provides control and process automation customers the tools to meet stringent real-time determinism requirements while taking advantage of the flexibility and cost benefits of open standards. We deliver the industry expertise to help you meet your technical and financial objectives—and comply with all safety and security requirements—consistently and predictably.