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Seaweed Systems Announces Award of Another Contract for its DO-178B Certifiable SeaWind/178-3D Software from Rockwell Collins
Seaweed Systems announces at FI2004 the award of a major contract for its
SeaWind/178B-3D product by Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids for use on the C-130AMP
WOODINVILLE, WA - July 21, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Seaweed Systems, Inc.
(Seaweed), a leading developer and supplier of OpenGL® and X Window System
embedded graphics solutions, today announced at Farnborough International 2004 the
award of a major contract by Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The contract
calls for Seaweed to deliver to Rockwell Collins its DO-178B Level A certifiable
embedded graphics driver product (Seawind/178-3D).
This product is based upon a
certifiable subset of the OpenGL® API and will be used by Rockwell Collins for
the Tactical Multi-function Display for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program
The common software architecture specified for the C-130AMP program is aimed at
improving interoperability and supportability across multiple sub-systems and
hardware variants. This common architecture will use Wind River Systems' (Wind
River) Platform for Safety Critical Systems ARINC 653 (AE653). The graphics sub-
systems will make use of Seaweed's SeaWind/178-3D graphics driver ported to run
under AE653. Seaweed is one of Wind River's key partners in the aerospace and
defense market. The two companies have already cooperated for several years to
satisfy the graphics needs of their joint customers.
"Rockwell Collins and Seaweed have developed an excellent working relationship
over the past two years and we are delighted to form a part of their winning
solution on this latest program. We look forward to completing the effort in
conjunction with our partners at Wind River." said Robert Schulman (President,
Seaweed Systems). "Cooperation at both business and working levels between Wind
River and Seaweed ensures the best possible end result for our customers with the
least possible risk. We look forward to delivering the solution to Rockwell
Collins and enhancing our long-term working relationship with them on this and
"We are pleased to work with Seaweed in delivering a certifiable Open GL solution
for C-130 AMP that supports the Wind River Platform for Safety Critical Systems -
ARINC 653. This solution brings the best tools, operating system, and graphics
solution to the market for DO-178B safety certifiable systems" said Steve
Blackman, Wind River's Senior Director of Business Development, Aerospace and
Defense. "Under the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program, Boeing will develop a
modern, common avionics system for the approximately 500 C-130 transport aircraft
in Air Force service".
"We are pleased to be able to offer the C-130 AMP program the benefits of our
extensive background in providing open system solutions" said Brian Wiebke,
Rockwell Collins Program Manager for C-130 AMP. "Application of the Seaweed
Systems OpenGL® solution to the C-130 AMP allowed us to leverage the two
companies' previous work to provide Boeing with a platform to quickly begin
software development. Seaweed Systems continues to be a valued partner in helping
Rockwell Collins meet our customers' open systems needs."
About Seaweed Systems, Inc.
Seaweed Systems provides software products and consulting services in the embedded
X Window System and OpenGL® markets. Seaweed Systems' customers, which include
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS, EADS, Rockwell Collins, Smiths Aerospace,
Elbit Systems, General Dynamics, Honeywell, L-3, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Radstone
Technology, Raytheon, Synergy Microsystems, DRS Technology, Ball Aerospace and
IS&S, benefit from Seaweed's unmatched price, performance, feature set and
implementation schedules in the real-time embedded space.
They also benefit from
the strong working relationships established between Seaweed Systems and other
leading COTS suppliers in this arena such as 3Dlabs, Wind River Systems and
Radstone Technology. These relationships ensure that customers are provided with
the most complete and advanced product solution possible for both certifiable and
non-certifiable developments. Additional information is available at
About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River
enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively 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.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with
operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com
or call 1-800-872-4977.
Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are trademarks of Wind River
Systems, Inc., and VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc.
All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks
of their respective companies.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in the design, production and support of
communications and aviation electronics solutions for government and commercial
customers worldwide. Additional company information is available at
All trademarks are acknowledged.
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