Real-Time Systems to Distribute Ardence Embedded Products

Real-Time Systems GmbH (RTS), a leader in embedded software and real-time hypervisor technology for Intel architecture-based platforms, announced that it has been appointed central European distributor for Ardence embedded products. Ardence, a Citrix company, (Nasdaq: CTXS) is a leader in embedded software platforms for managed device control. The newly-added product portfolio perfectly complements Real-Time Systems’ product and service offerings for real-time and embedded applications.

RTS recently announced the availability of their real-time hypervisor software product, allowing multiple COTS operating systems to reside concurrently on a single x86 multicore platform, while ensuring real-time performance of deployed real-time operating systems. The staff of RTS has an average of more than ten years of experience and an extensive know-how in quality embedded software development, sales and consulting.

“Real-Time Systems GmbH has the technical and engineering capacity to provide consulting, driver development, image development, and hardware verification, as well as system debugging. This enables RTS to work with companies in the device-design phase. That fortunate positioning creates an opportunity for Ardence. By offering our solutions, RTS also has additional opportunities for their services,” said Stephen M. Woodard, Ardence VP and Product Line Executive for Embedded Products.

Gerd Lammers, Real-Time Systems’ CEO said, “Our company is dedicated to the real-time and embedded market. While our hypervisor addresses the need of customers to run a mix of different operating systems in a single application, the Ardence products optimize Microsoft Windows for its use in real-time and embedded applications, and greatly complement our own products.”

The Ardence product portfolio encompasses RTX®, ReadyOn®, Select®, and ETS. RTX is the leading solution to provide hard real-time performance to the Microsoft Windows® operating system on single and multicore architectures. ReadyOn® and Select® manage and greatly reduce the boot-up time of the Windows operating system while eliminating the need to shutdown the computer before turning off power. ETS, the Ardence real-time operating system, was one of the first operating systems supported on Real-Time Systems’ hypervisor.

Real-Time Systems GmbH, a Microsoft Embedded Partner works extensively in the medical, industrial automation, defense / aerospace, telecom and test and measurement markets.

About Real-Time Systems GmbH
Real-Time Systems GmbH is a leading provider of Real-Time Hypervisor technology, engineering services and products for embedded and real-time systems. With an extensive knowledge in quality software design, Real-Time Systems GmbH provides a competitive advantage to their customers. Their in-house teams of specialists collaborate with customers at any stage of the project development cycle, helping them to develop platform software (BSP), device drivers, and applications. Real-Time Systems GmbH is privately held and maintains its corporate headquarters in Ravensburg, Germany with partners in Europe, USA and Asia.

About Ardence, a Citrix Company
Ardence develops real-time software platforms for the embedded world. The Ardence Embedded OEM Development Platform delivers market-leading operating system control capabilities that enable OEMs to increase system performance, device configuration and management. The Ardence product portfolio encompasses RTX®, ReadyOn®, Select®, and ETS. RTX is the leading solution to provide hard real-time performance to the Microsoft Windows® operating system on single and multicore architectures. ReadyOn® and Select® manage and greatly reduce the boot-up time of the Windows operating system while eliminating the need to shutdown the computer before turning off power. ETS, the Ardence real-time operating system, was one of the first operating systems supported on Real-Time Systems’ hypervisor. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ardence is the leader in hard real-time embedded solutions for Windows environments.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries.

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