SANTA CLARA, Calif., 15 April 2008.Sun Microsystems Inc. announced that ITT Corp. has selected the Sun Java Real-Time System 2.0 (Java RTS) and the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) as the software development platform for its Eglin Control and Signal Processing Upgrade (CSPU) program.
The Eglin Space Surveillance Radar (FPS-85), which schedules and tracks space objects, is undergoing a complex modernization process to replace legacy mission-critical components built from one-of-a-kind equipment and custom software. The Sun Java Real-Time System, a high-level development platform for creating applications that require unprecedented execution predictability, will enable ITT to run the new solution using Java technology on Solaris 10 OS and standard hardware.
Says Jeet Kaul, VP, Client Software Group, says: "ITT, along with other companies in industries such as aeronautics, industrial control, and robotics, are increasingly looking for standards-based, sustainable solutions that enable excellent predictability and at the same time help reduce their costs. Java RTS is a great choice for these companies since it allows developers to write rigorous real-time controls and run them on the hardware of their choice, at a fraction of the cost -- and in days rather than months of development time."