Curtiss-Wright, Seaweed Systems partner on OpenGL graphics for rugged mil-aero platforms

LEESBURG, Va., 17 Oct. 2007. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense (A&D) market, will partner with Seaweed Systems Inc. to combine the SeaWind family of X/OpenGL graphics software drivers and its own graphic software IP.

Oct 17th, 2007

LEESBURG, Va., 17 Oct. 2007.Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense (A&D) market, will partner with Seaweed Systems Inc. to combine the SeaWind family of X/OpenGL graphics software drivers and its own graphic software IP.

The combination will enable customers to more easily and efficiently take advantage of the capabilities of Curtiss-Wright's embedded graphics hardware offerings.

The partnership between Seaweed Systems and Curtiss-Wright provides Curtiss-Wright customers with access to software and hardware graphics products and support for high-performance embedded Power Architecture (PowerPC) and X86-based board-based systems using the VxWorks, Integrity, and Linux operating environments. Seaweed software drivers also provide a path for support of the DO-178B and DO-254 avionics software and hardware specifications.

Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Curtiss Wright's Modular Solutions group, explains: "Thanks to this new agreement, Curtiss-Wright, together with Seaweed, is raising the bar for customer expectations for best-of-breed advanced graphics displays in critical embedded applications in harsh environments graphics processing with proven, market-leading OpenGL support."

SeaWind, Seaweed Systems' implementation of the X11 Window System, provides a functional environment appropriate for real-time or embedded systems. SeaWind includes X server-side and client-side technology and optimized support for SGI's GLX OpenGL extension for X.

SeaWind is currently an X11R6/Motif 2.0-based implementation, and its X server and client-side products can connect over the backplane, over the network, and locally.

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