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Industry Heavyweights Combine to Deliver Enlarged DO-178B Certifiable Solution
Seaweed Certifiable Open GL announced for Radstone/Ultra Electronics Datel/Wind River
Platform, Demonstrated at Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Military Avionics Shows
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ - September 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Providing further
evidence of its commitment to broaden the solution space addressed by the company's
products, 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. Radstone
Technology is the world's leading independent supplier of rugged, high-performance,
embedded computer products for defense and aerospace applications.
"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 to a select gathering at the Farnborough Air Show, the new capability will
receive its first major public showing in North America on the Radstone stand at the
Digital Avionics Systems Conference (Salt Lake City, October 24-28). It will be shown
concurrently on the Ultra Electronics Datel stand (17) 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, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
at 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."
Radstone has gone a stage further than other companies in the market by working with
industry leaders to bring about a solution that more completely addresses customers'
complete requirements, and that enlarges the safety-critical market served by COTS
(commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software.
OpenGL is the most viable standard
for graphical avionics application development and it has become widely accepted as a
consequence. Through the use of already-certifiable OpenGL packages, avionics
developers can reduce costs, take advantage of a more certain route to certification
and shorten development and deployment timescales.
"We see growing demand for systems that are certifiable to DO-178B," said Joe Wlad,
Product Manager, 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."
About Seaweed Systems
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. More information can be found at
About Wind River
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.
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 www.windriver.com or call Wind River at
About Ultra Electronics Datel
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
For more information about Ultra Electronics and its business, products and services,
visit the company's web site at: www.ultra-datel.com.
About Radstone Technology PLC
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 about Radstone Technology PLC and its business, products and
services, visit the company's web site at: www.radstone.com.
Source of News:
Radstone Technology PLC
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