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Wind River Delivers New Solution for Software Defined Radio Applications

Latest VxWorks Release Enables Complete Software Defined Radio (SDR) Operating Environment; Supports Software Communications Arc

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wind River Systems, Inc. , the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced its solution for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications, one of the industry's most rapidly growing segments. With the recently released version of its VxWorks real-time operating system announced last month, Wind River enables a Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Operating Environment (OE) that helps shift from hardware-centric, proprietary radios, to software-controlled, reprogrammable, standards-based radios that offer maximum flexibility and value. With Wind River VxWorks 6.2, developers can build SCA-conformant software defined radios for use in Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and other implementations. These new radios can be quickly reconfigured to switch among different frequencies or channels (waveforms), and support the "triple play" in communications: voice, data and video.

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"Wind River's device software technology addresses critical interoperability challenges that currently exist in military and public safety communications systems, and will eventually help to drive significant cost out of the federal communications budget as economies of scale from COTS take over," said John Fanelli, vice president of product management and planning, Wind River. "In addition, it enables compressed radio device footprints, serving all of the needs of a particular individual, whether a firefighter, police officer, or warfighter on the front lines."

Wind River VxWorks 6.2 Commercial Grade Real-Time Platform

As announced last month, VxWorks 6.2 delivers the industry's market-leading real-time device software platform, with the commercial-grade quality expected from a Wind River solution, including industry-leading development and run time technology, world-class professional services and global product support delivered via local technology experts, all from one trusted industry expert with over 20 years of experience. Specific enhancements to the VxWorks 6.2-based platform for Software Defined Radio include:

-- Secure, open-standard platforms: VxWorks platforms provide a rock-solid foundation for the most demanding applications. Through the support of industry standards, Wind River ensures safe, secure interoperability within a device, as well as across a network of devices. New in this release is enhanced POSIX support for the JTRS SCA Application Environment Profile (AEP) 2.2.1, enabling developers to develop compliant SDR implementations. This release also includes new security capabilities and updates in network technology for IPv4 and IPv6 networks (such as firewall, openSSL, IPSEC) and web services (such as WS-Security). -- Industry-standard, end-to-end security for every class of device: VxWorks platforms provide extended security capabilities that begin at the core operating system level for stringent application and device security, extend outward on the network to provide secure wired or wireless connectivity, and enforce secure, authenticated, encrypted and validated data access.

Partnerships with Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) and Objective Interface Systems

An SCA OE is not complete without the Core Framework and ORB solution. CRC's SCARI Software Suite provides the SCA Core Framework for implementing SDR along with a Component Development Library. SCARI implements the Software Communications Architecture (SCA), a foundational technology that uses ORBexpress, a real-time ORB from Objective Interface Systems, as the communications backbone. The SCARI Software Suite is based on version 2.2 of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) specifications published by the U.S. Department of Defense JTRS.

"This partnership is an important step in further establishing CRC's reputation as a world leader in Software Defined Radio technology," said Claude Belisle, acting vice president of satellite communications and radio propagation research at CRC. "The integration of CRC's SCARI Software Suite with the recent release of VxWorks 6.2 allows us to offer additional options to SCA developers. We look forward to working with Wind River to ensure successful development of Software Defined Radio applications."

"As the leader in real-time, embedded and high-performance communications middleware, Objective Interface has a long history of supporting Wind River's entire range of products. We are pleased to come together with Wind River in support of this Software Defined Radio Operating Environment," said Joseph Jacob, senior vice president, Objective Interface Systems. "Wind River's market-leading VxWorks real-time operating system, coupled with the maturity of ORBexpress from Objective Interface, creates a solid, secure and high-performance foundation upon which the SCA Core Framework can be applied."

Availability Wind River VxWorks 6.2 platforms are generally available today. About Wind River

Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com/ or call 1-800-872-4977.

About the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)

CRC, an agency of Industry Canada, is the Canadian government's primary laboratory for research and development (R&D) in advanced telecommunications. R&D is used for public policy purposes and to strengthen the Canadian economy through technology and knowledge transfer. Under its four research branches, CRC specializes in taking an interdisciplinary approach to longer-term R&D in wireless systems, radio fundamentals, communication networks, photonics and interactive multimedia. Further details about CRC's SDR technology, which include the SCARI-Open and SCARI Software Suite, are available at http://www.crc.ca/sdr.

About Objective Interface Systems

Objective Interface is the worldwide leader of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware solutions. The company provides Real-time Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), publish-subscribe technology based on the Data Distribution Service standard (DDS) and secure communications middleware development tools based on the MILS architecture to meet the high-performance requirements of military and aerospace, telecommunications, data communications, industrial automation and process control, transportation and consumer electronics markets. Objective Interface products are the communications core of many mission-critical products and systems including mission-critical avionics systems, network management, vehicle control and management systems, software defined radio, telecommunication systems, process control systems and nuclear fusion ignition facilities. Customers of Objective Interface include Boeing, BAE Systems, British Aerospace, CERN, Daimler-Benz, EADS, Ericsson, Eurocontrol, General Dynamics, Harris, Hughes Network Systems, ITT, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Lockheed Martin, Lucent, Nikon, Nortel, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Saab, Samsung, Sandia, TEAC, TRW, the U.S. Department of Defense and many others.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the anticipated release and benefits of new products, services and reference designs by Wind River and enabling the development of SCA-conformant software, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in the development or integration of technologies, rapid technological or business changes that adversely affect customer demand or partner strategies, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Wind River reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Wind River disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

NOTE: The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. Other marks used herein are the property of the respective owners.

Wind River Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Shoshana Deutschkron of Bite Communications, +1-415-365-0394,
or [email protected], for Wind River

Web site:
http://www.windriver.com/

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