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Barco Selects INTEGRITY-178B RTOS for its MOSArt Modular Open System Architecture

SANTA BARBARA, CA-September 11, 2003 - Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178B real-time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by Barco, a leading provider of high-performance imaging technologies, for its new MOSArt avionics open system.

Barco's MOSArt is an ARINC 653-compliant Modular Open System Architecture for real-time avionics applications. MOSArt's open, modular approach leads to a reduced weight and power consumption, improved MTBF (mean time between failures) as well as allowing every partition to have a different criticality level (up to DO178B level A).

The MOSArt architecture allows system integrators to easily develop and/or integrate their own software on Barco's powerful open-hardware platform. By doing this, customers can preserve the intellectual property of their core technology (FMS[MSOffice1], mission computer, etc).

"We chose INTEGRITY-178B from Green Hills as our first choice of RTOS for MOSArt because we strongly believe that this is the best product on the market for building ARINC 653-based modular open-system architecture avionics subsystems," said Jean-Christophe Monfret, research and development software manager, BarcoView - Avionics.

INTEGRITY-178B is an ARINC-653-compliant, RTOS optimized for safety-critical and mission-critical applications that require the utmost security and fast, predictable response. Utilizing hardware memory protection and an advanced two-level partition scheduler, INTEGRITY-178B provides complete time, space and resource partitioning between applications operating on the same hardware platform. INTEGRITY-178B also provides guaranteed resource availability in both time and space domains. This combination facilitates "robust partitioning" (as defined in ARINC 653), enabling applications that have been assigned different DO-178B safety levels to run concurrently on the same processor.

INTEGRITY-178B includes an RTOS simulator (ISIM) that enables programmers to develop and test their code on a PC or workstation without the need for target hardware. INTEGRITY-178B also features a real-time event analyzer (EventAnalyzer) that enables viewing of system and user events in a graphical display.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. The royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and Green Hills Probe product line offer a complete development solution that addresses embedded systems from the lowest cost consumer products to the most safety-critical aircraft flight systems. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.  

About Barco

Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, is active in three key areas of imaging technology. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications and systems for visual inspection. Barco has a network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents in almost 100 countries. Barco is quoted on Brussels/Euronext and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.  

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