Concurrent's NightStar 4.1 Features New GUI

Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical Linux(R) operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced that it will soon offer a new version of its popular NightStar (TM) integrated software tool set. NightStar is widely used for debugging and analyzing time-critical applications running on Concurrent real-time Linux operating system distributions RedHawk(TM) Linux(R) and SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Real Time from Novell(R).

NightStar version 4.1 features a complete graphical user interface (GUI) makeover that makes it more flexible and easier to use. NightStar’s current Motif GUI will be replaced by a Qt-based presentation with more modern rendering, shading and option control. The new version allows individual tool panels to be moved and resized to make it easy for users to customize their debugging displays.

“The features we’ve added to NightStar, including the new Qt GUI , continue Concurrent’s tradition of offering the most advanced yet easy-to-use debugging environment for troubleshooting and tuning complex Linux software applications,” said Vince Hauber, Concurrent Senior Product Manager. “This is the very reason why major programs such as the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Combat System continue to be longstanding NightStar users.”

The NightStar suite includes the NightView(TM) source-level debugger, the NightTrace(TM) event analyzer, the NightProbe(TM) data monitor, the NightSim scheduler and the NightTune(TM) system and application tuner.

Key new features include:

  • NightTrace event analyzer’s Application Illumination feature, empowering programmers with automatic trace application function calls and the ability to examine parameters passed and returned. Application Illumination is customizable and can provide a complete view of glibc activities
  • Enhanced NightProbe data monitor providing live browsing, modification and graphical display of variables
  • NightTune tuner detailed display of system memory usage, presenting a new set of process statistics such as virtual memory and file descriptor usage and environment variables

NightStar is Concurrent’s powerful, integrated tool set for developing and analyzing time-critical applications. NightStar tools run with minimal intrusion, thus preserving application execution behavior and determinism. Users can quickly and easily debug, monitor, schedule, analyze and tune applications in real-time.

NightStar 4.1 will be generally available June 2007.

Technical experts from Concurrent (Booth #516) will be available to answer questions on NightStar 4.1 and other Concurrent solutions at the ITEC 2007 Conference and Exhibition, Europe’s premier Defence Training, Education and Simulation conference, being held April 24-26, 2007 in Cologne, Germany.

About Concurrent
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a leading provider of high-performance, real-time Linux software and solutions for commercial and government markets. For 40 years Concurrent’s best-of-breed products have enabled a range of time-critical solutions including: modeling and simulation, high speed data acquisition, visual imaging, low latency transaction processing and on-demand television. Concurrent’s on-demand television applications are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver video-on-demand (VOD) and, through subsidiary company Everstream, measure the effectiveness of interactive television. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has products actively deployed in more than 24 countries. Concurrent’s products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable.

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