Concurrent Targets the Embedded Operating System Market With RedHawk(tm) Embedded Linux
ATLANTA GA – 3 MARCH 2009 – Concurrent (Nasdaq: CCUR), a worldwide leader in real-time Linux®-based computing technologies, today announced general availability of RedHawk™ Embedded Linux, a complete software development environment for embedded applications in a wide-range of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial automation, manufacturing and telecommunications. RedHawk Embedded Linux, built on Concurrent’s field-proven, contemporary open-source Linux technology, features the latest version of Concurrent’s popular NightStar™ advanced debugging, analysis and optimization tools. With the release of this new product, Concurrent expands its Linux product offerings to reach the fastest growing segment in the embedded OS market - Linux based operating systems and tools.
“The embedded systems market is driving towards Linux OS solutions as a way to simplify development and reduce deployment costs. In addition, the number of embedded applications leveraging multi-core processors continues to grow,” said David King, chief marketing officer, Concurrent. “Concurrent’s advanced suite of development tools can dramatically reduce the time to market for new embedded applications while optimizing performance on multi-core target systems.”
Concurrent is also announcing today the first shipment of RedHawk Embedded to a Fortune 500 customer in the defense industry. The multi-core RedHawk Embedded offering is based on the same RedHawk real-time Linux technology used in a wide variety of military, government, and commercial applications. RedHawk has been successfully deployed in high profile, mission critical environments such as the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Weapons Systems program.
The RedHawk Embedded Linux advantage:
· Optimized for multi-core single board computers (SBCs )
· Full compatibility with the Red Hat® user environment
· Open-source RedHawk Linux real-time operating system
· Powerful RedHawk Architect™ GUI tool for simplified development of diskless target systems using flash memories as small as 1 GB
· Single-kernel programming environment for direct control of all system operations
· NightStar GUI-based tools for non-intrusive multi-core, multi-threaded application and Linux kernel debugging, tracing, tuning and data monitoring with Eclipse IDE support applicable to both development and target systems
· Guaranteed soft and hard real-time response
· Support for Intel and AMD x86-based embedded SBCs in a wide range of form factors including VME, VPX CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, PC104 and Mini-ITX, with additional SBCs to be added in future releases
· Comprehensive service and long-term program support
“We expect that a growing number of embedded development teams will incorporate multi-core processor architectures into their designs to meet requirements that continue to call for greater processing power," said Chris Rommel, analyst, VDC Research Group. "As a result, embedded developers will increasingly look for sophisticated, end-to-end development tool solutions that can efficiently manage the added complexity of multi-threaded applications while maximizing performance gains."
Recent VDC research estimates that the overall embedded/real-time operating system and bundled tool market generated over $900M in 2007.
RedHawk Embedded is available from Concurrent in a 5-seat Development Package with options for additional developer seats and annual support.
Concurrent (Nasdaq: CCUR) is a leading provider of real-time Linux-based computing technologies for commercial and government markets. Industries served include cable and telecommunications providers, defense and aerospace contractors, automotive manufacturers and financial institutions. For over 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 products are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver, monitor and measure video-on-demand (VOD) and other interactive television applications, and support over 32 million digital subscribers worldwide. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and has products actively deployed in more than 26 countries. Concurrent's products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable. For more information, please visit www.ccur.com.