Real-time Industry Expert Doug Locke Joins FSMLabs

FSM Labs, a mission-critical, realtime Linux software company, announced that industry expert and long-time veteran Dr. C. Douglass Locke’s consulting firm would join FSMLabs network of expert consultants and integrators with Dr. Locke taking the lead role of Consulting Engineer. Dr. Locke serves to accelerate the growth of FSMLabs aerospace and defense (A&D) market, an area already strategic to FSMLabs’ embedded real-time business.

Today, FSMLabs serves customers building A&D applications as diverse as flight and weapons simulation, jet engine testing, robotics and software-defined radios at contractors and research labs that include Harris, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pratt&Whitney, and Sandia National Labs. These and other exacting developers and deployers of real-time/embedded applications look to FSMLabs for reliability, responsiveness and rapid development using RTLinuxPro and RTCoreBSD.

Having Dr. Locke on the FSMLabs team will further extend the company’s ability to reach A&D customers with product, services and training offerings. “Doug brings both engineering and organizational expertise at a very high level,” noted Victor Yodaiken, president and CEO of FSMLabs. “Both his extensive real-time architecture and development engineering background and his ongoing consulting practice broaden and deepen our ability to address the requirements of customers building demanding aerospace and communications applications.”

Joining the team at FSMLabs gives Dr. Locke’s consulting practice an additional base of solid real-time products – RTLinuxPro and RTCoreBSD, with comprehensive COTS hardware support. “More than in any other industry segment, delivering hard real-time responsiveness and finely-tuned performance, on time and within budget, requires a mix of off-the-shelf technology and expert architecture, integration, support, and planning,” commented Locke. “FSMLabs products provide a unique combination of hard real-time, wide hardware support, and enterprise level software and software development environments that can accelerate many critical projects.”

About Doug Locke
Dr. Locke, President of his real-time systems architecture and design consulting company Locke Consulting, LLC (, has held high level positions at Lockheed Martin and TimeSys Corporation. Doug previously served as Vice President of Technology at TimeSys, a producer of Embedded Linux distributions and software development tools. Earlier, Dr. Locke was the Chief Scientist at the Lockheed Martin Systems Solutions organization; prior to that role, he was the Chief Scientist of Lockheed Martin’s Software & Systems Resource Center, working with a wide range of applications including space (both ground based and flight), aircraft, shipboard, submarine, command & control, and information systems, such as SBIRS, SBIS, Air Traffic Control, GPS, various avionics systems, CCTT, LAMPS, and AWACS.

About FSMLabs
FSMLabs provides hard real-time mission-critical solutions designed for reliability and simplicity of operation. FSMLabs was founded in 1998 and is privately held, with headquarters in New Mexico and sales and engineering staff world-wide. FSMLabs products include RTLinux, RTCoreBSD, Lnet real-time networking, PSDD protected memory real-time, VxIT legacy emulation, Carrier Grade Linux, RTCore Eclipse IDE and ControlsKit XML/RPC interface builder. For more information, email .

RTLinux, RTCore, Lnet, PSDD, ControlsKit, and FSMLabs are registered trademarks of Finite State Machine Labs Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. LSB is a trademark of the Free Standards Group. Opteron is a registered trademark of AMD Corporation.

FSM Labs’ products are support and distributed thoughout Europe by SDC Systems. For more information call Stuart Parker on +44 (0)1462 473 953, or Peter Heyes on +44 (0)118 375 8146 or e-mail: