Boeing extends use of MapuSoft OS Abstractor for U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems

Engineers at The Boeing Co., the lead systems integrator (LSI) for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program located in Chicago, Ill., needed a development solution to aid in the latest build of its System of Systems Common Operating Environment (SOSCOE) architecture.

Feb 1st, 2008

Engineers at The Boeing Co., the lead systems integrator (LSI) for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program located in Chicago, Ill., needed a development solution to aid in the latest build of its System of Systems Common Operating Environment (SOSCOE) architecture.

They found their solution in OS Abstractor from MapuSoft Technologies (MT) in Mobile, Ala. Boeing personnel have restructured the use of MapuSoft’s OS Abstractor for systemwide development in the current build of the SOSCOE architecture. OS Abstractor also is being adapted and validated to interoperate across an additional operating system for this build.

OS Abstractor delivers an industry-standard POSIX application-programming interface (API) for software development and deployment of applications across several operating systems. Its APIs provide users the ability to develop code independent of the underlying operating system (OS), enabling users to protect their software investment and to expand support to different operating systems.

MapuSoft’s OS Abstractor includes BASIC and POSIX components. The BASIC component delivers a standard OS interface architecture for application development, whereas the POSIX component offers industry-standard API compliance for new code development and/or re-use of an existing POSIX code base across several OS platforms.

With OS Abstractor, developers use a standard API interface across several OS platforms, reducing the costs and time associated with code maintenance and learning several operating systems. Further, the MapuSoft tool eliminates the risks associated with selecting a single OS and using proprietary API features.

For additional information, visit MapuSoft Technologies online at www.mapusoft.com.

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