LynuxWorks and RTI Target Military and Aerospace Applications

To help further support developers creating computing solutions for the military/aerospace industry, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference that it has teamed up with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) to provide high-performance messaging and application integration solutions for developers of distributed real-time applications.

RTI is porting its RTI Data Distribution Service messaging middleware to LynuxWorks’ new LynxOS-SE operating system. RTI Data Distribution Service is the world’s highest performance and most widely used implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. LynxOS-SE is the first and only time/space partitioned, hard real-time operating system (RTOS) based on POSIX and ARINC standards for high-reliability environments such as those found in the military and aerospace industries. The powerful combination of LynxOS-SE and RTI Data Distribution Service enables standards-based, high-performance access to time-critical data across a distributed system.

LynxOS-SE, announced today, is based on LynuxWorks’ established LynxOS-178, the first and only operating system to receive FAA reusable software component (RSC) acceptance for safety-critical software.

The RTI Data Distribution Service solution for LynxOS-SE will allow developers to easily take advantage of LynxOS-SE’s state-of-the-art networking stack, including the new Quality-of-Service (QoS) prioritization capabilities for increased real-time performance between nodes. As a result, developers are now able to seamlessly design distributed software components that can share data regardless of physical location.

“Network performance and reliability are critical for today’s distributed embedded systems, as is secure networking technology, which ensures that the safety of the system is not compromised,” said Robert Day, vice president of Marketing, LynuxWorks. “RTI Data Distribution Service expands on the networking capabilities we have built into LynxOS-SE. The combined solution is ideal for the stringent needs of military systems.”

David Barnett, vice president of Product Management at RTI said, “RTI and LynuxWorks share a common vision of providing high-performance, standards-based solutions for the most demanding environments. Today’s embedded applications in the military often need to share time-critical and mission-critical data over a widely distributed system. RTI Data Distribution Service is a clear complement to LynxOS-SE for these safety-critical applications.”

LynxOS-SE reaffirms LynuxWorks’ longstanding support of open standards by offering a powerful combination of POSIX and ARINC 653 compliance previously unavailable in the safety and security-critical market. Additionally, like other LynxOS products, LynxOS-SE allows Linux applications to run unmodified along with native POSIX and ARINC applications, which enables customers to take advantage of the many Linux third-party COTS applications and run them in a time/space partitioned, hard real-time environment.

RTI Data Distribution Service provides performance up to 20 times faster than other widely used messaging solutions. It also includes a much richer set of built-in capabilities based on a powerful data-centric programming model and more than 20 configurable QoS policies. This gives applications fine control over real-time behavior, performance and resource utilization. Additionally, because the middleware is more adaptable, application logic is simplified, and greater efficiency is achieved through an overall reduction in processing and network overhead.

Price & Availability
The RTI Data Distribution Service for LynxOS-SE will be available in October 2006. Development packages begin at $84,600 USD, which includes a comprehensive architecture study, two days of customer-specific training, one week of follow-up consulting, and one year of maintenance and support.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world’s most successful communications, aerospace/defense and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry. LynuxWorks’ headquarters are located in San Jose, California.

About RTI
RTI provides the highest-performance messaging and software integration solutions for real-time applications, data and devices. RTI software and services have been deployed in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. RTI, Real-Time Innovations, The Real-Time Middleware Company and RTI Data Distribution Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

RTI North American Sales Contact: Real-Time Innovations, 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tel: 408-200-4700. RTI European Office: Real-Time Innovations, P.O. Box 7302, Milton Keynes, MK13 0QH, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8133 9240.