Radstone, Datel, and Wind River team builds DO-178B certifiable platform

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2004. Radstone Technology today announced availability of Seaweed's Certifiable Open GL on a platform that combines Radstone hardware, a certifiable BSP in development for Radstone by Ultra Electronics Datel, and Wind River's VxWorks AE653.

"We're delighted to be extending our relationship with Seaweed -- an industry leader -- to help create a certifiable solution that we believe will greatly enlarge the market opportunity for Radstone products," said Simon Collins, graphics product manager at Radstone Technology. "Not only does this announcement allow new customers to take advantage of Radstone's state of the art graphics capabilities, it also allows them to achieve DO-178B certifiable solutions more readily than was previously possible."

Debuted at the Farnborough Air Show, the new capability will receive its first major public showing in North America on the Ultra Electronics Datel stand at the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (Salt Lake City, October 24-28). It will be shown concurrently on the Ultra Electronics Datel stand at the Military Avionics Show (London, England, October 28-29).

"This announcement represents a significant step forward in the availability of a true, off the shelf, certifiable solution," said Phil Cole of Seaweed Systems. "Customers should have a high degree of confidence in an offering that is the result of the combined efforts of the industry's leading players. We're delighted to be working with Radstone, and to see Seaweed's certifiable Open GL becoming more widely available."

OpenGL is a viable solution for avionics application development as the cost is less, the route to certification is more certain and the timescales are shortened.

"We see growing demand for systems that are certifiable to DO-178B," said Joe Wlad, product manager for safety critical products, Wind River. "But until now, customers have been forced to engineer the hardware platform in house. This announcement is important because it provides customers with a larger element of their final application, combining hardware, operating system software and development tools -- and the provider of each of the elements is a leader in its own right."

Seaweed Systems is a software house specializing in X Window System and OpenGL products and services for embedded graphics applications. The company's COTS software products are geared for the realtime/embedded marketplace and offer aggressive performance, feature set, support, and implementation schedules. To serve the ever-increasing number of embedded graphics programs that require safety-critical certification, Seaweed has successfully launched its Seawind/178B family of DO-178B certifiable OpenGL subset API products. For more information, see www.seaweed.com.

Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market. For more information, see www.windriver.com.

Ultra Electronics Datel, based in Preston, England, deliver high integrity systems and software solutions to aerospace, defense and government sectors. With over 20 years experience, Ultra Electronics Datel deliver a broad range of capabilities, from initial design evaluation and consultancy through to complete turnkey solutions. Key areas of expertise include; integrated solutions, bespoke software development, secure collaborative working environments, engineering and consultancy services. Ultra Electronics is a leading aerospace and defense contractor, based in the UK and North America . The company specializes in niche technology markets and employs over 2,600 people. For more information, see www.ultra-datel.com.

Radstone Technology PLC is a global provider of computer products and services at the leading edge of the IT and electronics industry. The group's main business, Radstone Technology, designs and manufactures high-performance, embedded computer products for defense and aerospace applications. Radstone's products are all based on leading-edge commercial technologies and include the most innovative and rugged single board computers, digital signal processors, graphics and imaging processors, networking and communications modules. Foundation Technology, the group's Electronics Manufacturing Services business, provides a wide range of electronic manufacturing services including design, development and fast-track prototype build, through to component procurement, automated assembly and test. For more information, see www.radstone.com.

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