Ardence Announces RTX 8.1 Real-time Extension for Windows

Ardence, a Citrix Company, a leader in managed control of hard real-time embedded systems, announces release 8.1 of RTX, its market-leading, real-time extension for Windows®. As with previous versions, RTX remains the industry’s most reliable and user-friendly high performance real-time extension for Microsoft Windows. The latest RTX version has a number of key features: Shared Multi-Processor support for Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems to complement our existing Uniprocessor and Dedicated Multi-Processor capabilities, smaller timer periods as low as 1µs, and support for Message Signal Interrupt (MSI/MSI-X) capable RTX devices on all RTX supported operating systems, Windows 2000 through Vista. Ardence RTX is the only Windows-based real-time extension that offers MSI capabilities, eliminating restrictive hardware interrupt conflicts, allowing designers to utilize a broad array of PCI-compliant devices, speeding development time and enhancing design and application flexibility.

“With the introduction of Shared Multi-Processor support for Vista and our support for MSI-capable devices, we clearly are the superior solution for Windows-based, high performance real-time solutions in the embedded computing market,” Said Stephen Woodard, Ardence Vice President and Product Line Executive for Embedded Products. “our highest priority is customer satisfaction, and the incorporation of these advanced features into this release demonstrates our attention to customer feedback, ensuring they have a product that meets their expectations for high performance and ease of development.”

In addition, RTX 8.1 incorporates RT-TCP/IP enhancements, including RAW socket support, and Jumbo frame support. RTX kernel debugging support has also been enhanced via newly available IEEE 1394 and USB connection capabilities.

Ardence RTX 8.1 is available immediately by contacting the embedded sales department at 781.647.3000.

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. In addition to ETS, the Ardence product portfolio encompasses RTX®, ReadyOn®, and 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, is one of the most widely deployed real-time operating systems in the market. 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 200,000 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. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.

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