Aonix Reveals Zero-Cost License Model for ObjectAda for Linux

Aonix(R), a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced a new “zero-cost” license model for its ObjectAda for Linux product. Recognizing the expectations of the Linux community, Aonix has introduced pricing for ObjectAda 8.2 for Linux that emulates what is used for its industry-leading PERC product line. This price model focuses on customer service packs rather than development licenses. ObjectAda 8.2 for Linux provides a full complement of mature Ada technologies with an integrated Eclipse-based environment for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core and most equivalent x86 Linux distributions.

In conforming ObjectAda for Linux to the new Aonix service-pack model, Aonix has chosen to extend the zero-cost licensing of its best-selling PERC product line used by real-time Java developers to Aonix Ada developers working on the Linux platform. ObjectAda for Linux provides a robust development environment that includes a fully validated optimizing compiler, library manager, runtime, configuration management integrations, life-cycle tools, and a productivity toolset that includes an editor, browser, and debugger. Both a traditional Aonix IDE and the AonixADT plug-in set for Eclipse are provided. With this new pricing, Linux developers are able to choose a service-pack or a traditional user-based model.

“Aonix is committed to delivery of products to our customers in a way that fits the operational mode of the development community,” said Dave Wood, Aonix VP Marketing. “Linux developers are accustomed to service packs, a pricing model that we have successfully used with our PERC product line. Notably, this pricing approach makes commercial-grade Ada available to the wider Linux audience, much in the same way that our groundbreaking ObjectAda for Windows did for the Windows community.”

Since Aonix launched it in 1996 with a Visual C++ style IDE and pricing far below any previously seen for commercial Ada products, ObjectAda for Windows has been by far the top-selling Ada environment. Its installed base now includes many tens of thousands of units. The AonixADT Eclipse environment and service-pack pricing extend similar benefits to the Linux community.

AonixADT incorporates Ada-project awareness, an Ada-language sensitive editor, Ada-language compile and build capabilities, and a complete Ada debugger interface, enabling Ada developers to enjoy state-of-the-art interface capabilities geared to maximize developer ease and efficiency. Developers can focus on building applications, not on integrating tools since AonixADT also retains a large set of existing plug-ins for third-party tools, including support for source-code configuration management.

Shipping and Availability
ObjectAda for Linux V8.2 is available immediately. There is no charge for annual development licenses with an active service plan. Service plans are priced at $3000 for a single user or $12,000 for a 5-user service pack.

About Aonix(R)
Aonix offers mission- and safety-critical solutions primarily to the military and aerospace, telecommunications and transportation industries. Aonix delivers the leading high-reliability, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java(TM) programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors.

Aonix and ObjectAda are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix.