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Green Hills Software Announces Full Integration and Test of INTEGRITY-178B RTOS with TechS.A.T. Avionics NetLoader™

Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC), Salt Lake City, UT —May 1, 2006— Green Hills Software, Inc., the market leader in safe and secure operating systems, today announced that its INTEGRITY-178B safety critical real-time partitioned operating system is in the process of being fully tested with the TechS.A.T. NetLoader™ data loading utility. This combined and fully integrated capability provides joint avionics customers with an ideal ARINC-653 and ARINC-615A COTS solution that reduces development risk and speeds time-to- market.

NetLoader is TechS.A.T.’s ARINC 615A versatile data loading utility. It is the 615A data loading utility choice of many OEMs for both off- and on-aircraft data loading support requirements. NetLoader is fully compliant to all aspects of 615A –1/-2 and is backwards compatible to all earlier 615A versions. The NetLoader GUI consists of a single window, which dynamically changes its content depending on the selected operation.

“We are pleased that Green Hills selected our ARINC-615A netloader capability to integrate and test with their INTEGRITY-178B RTOS”, said William McRae, TechS.A.T. data loading products manager. “INTEGRITY-178B is one of the avionics industry’s leading choices for an ARINC-653 RTOS. Having this combined capability fully integrated provides our joint customers with an ideal ARINC-653 and ARINC-615A solution.”

“TechS.A.T. provided their NetLoader utility and is working with our engineers for the integration and test of our combined products,” said Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “Green Hills and TechS.A.T. will be able to offer this joint capability to our avionics customers as a proven COTS solution reducing their software development risks and speeding their time-to-market.”


The INTEGRITY-178B operating system has been designed into almost every major next-generation commercial and military aircraft, including the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A380, BAE Systems Hawk Trainer, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F/A-22 Raptor, Eurofighter Typhoon, Airbus A400M military transport, Boeing X-45C Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems and Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. INTEGRITY-178B is also being used in upgrades of the B-52, B-1B, C-17 and F-16.

The INTEGRITY-178B operating system was designed from the ground up to meet the most demanding safety and security requirements. INTEGRITY-178B complies with the aviation industry standard ARINC 653-2 part 1 and the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) security architecture. Because these standards allow software running at different safety and security levels to share a single computer, the use of INTEGRITY-178B can significantly reduce hardware and certification costs.

INTEGRITY-178B was designed, developed and certified to DO-178B Level A in multiple avionics systems by Green Hills Software safety experts. It fully complies with the latest ARINC-653-2 part 1 standard just finalized in March of 2006. Green Hills continuously strives to support the latest industry standards so our customers can take advantage of new capabilities while retaining their portability.

About TechS.A.T.

TechS.A.T. was founded in Munich in 1986. It is a leading supplier of data loading, avionics test and integration and avionic network resource products for the avionics industry. A pioneer in avionics protocols used in next generation aircraft, TechS.A.T. supplies solutions for both Airbus and Boeing and their suppliers. TechS.A.T. was recently selected to supply the Reference Data Loading products for the 787. Now for the first time, every supplier will develop, test and integrate a common data loading tool. TechS.A.T. is based in Munich and has offices in Seattle and Minneapolis.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in real-time operating systems (RTOS) and device software optimization (DSO) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ kernel, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

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