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OIS and Wind River Deliver High-Performance Solution for Distributed Linux Systems

ALAMEDA, CA and HERNDON, VA—November 12, 2007—Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), provider of the most widely used communications middleware for real-time and embedded systems, and Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced an integrated solution for commercial-grade and real-time Linux applications in distributed environments.

Responding to customer demand for a Linux solution that meets real-time requirements and supports a robust communications infrastructure, ORBexpress® RT, OIS's high-performance CORBA product, now supports Wind River® Real-Time Core for Wind River Linux. ORBexpress RT also supports Wind River General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition, a run-time environment for developers who need Linux capabilities, but are not constrained by memory footprint or real-time requirements. This makes the joint OIS-Wind River solution especially attractive to developers of non-mission-critical military/aerospace applications with rigorous performance needs as well as telecommunications systems such as software defined radios (SDRs), network infrastructure, image processing and mobile handsets.

ORBexpress RT is a real-time Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) product. Software developers use ORBexpress RT to provide a complete communications infrastructure for embedded applications for which performance and footprint are essential. It promotes code portability across heterogeneous hardware environments, enabling reuse of the same software code across multiple generations of products. ORBexpress RT is widely adopted throughout the defense, telecom, data communications, transportation, avionics, medical devices, robotics, consumer electronics and process control markets.

"ORBexpress brings all the intrinsic benefits of CORBA—upgradeability, reliability and high performance—to Wind River's Linux platforms," said Joe Jacob, senior vice president of OIS. "Adding only minimal overhead, ORBexpress makes seamless communications easy among real-time and embedded devices in heterogeneous environments. ORBexpress simplifies development of multiple generations of products, both speeding development and saving money."

Mr. Jacob commented further: "ORBexpress developers can now use Wind River's Workbench development environment to build their choice of real-time or commercial-grade Linux applications. They also gain the added benefit of Wind River's world-class technical support for Linux-based embedded systems."

"Wind River Real-Time Core provides real-time operating system-like functionality on an embedded Linux platform," commented Chip Downing, Senior Industry Marketing Manager for Aerospace & Defense, Wind River. "This is extremely valuable to developers who are committed to using Linux, even when hard real-time performance is required. With single-digit microsecond response times, Wind River Real-Time Core can take full advantage of the extremely fast throughput and low latency of ORBexpress RT."

Mr. Downing commented further: "Whether it's an airplane's mission computer communicating with next-generation sonar buoys in the ocean or a facial recognition program conveying thousands of data points in real-time—Wind River's Linux solutions with ORBexpress enables fast, robust and portable communications across a wide range of embedded devices."

About ORBexpress

ORBexpress RT is an object request broker (ORB) based on the Real-time CORBA standard that enables real-time and embedded devices in diverse environments to communicate seamlessly. Thousands of customers worldwide have used the ORBexpress communications infrastructure to build more flexible, upgradeable and capable products. Available in C++, Ada and Java, ORBexpress has been recognized repeatedly as the fastest ORB in the industry by a variety of independent benchmark tests.

About Wind River Linux

Wind River Linux is a commercial-grade Linux solution for the development and deployment of software for use in a wide range of devices, from aerospace and defense applications to networking, consumer electronics, industrial equipment, and automotive systems. The platform includes a fully tested and validated distribution based on Linux 2.6 kernel technology, the Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench development suite, customer education, 24/7 global technical support, and specialized professional services. The platform's distribution also provides a unique, intuitive build system that makes it simple to install and modify the kernel and root file system.


ORBexpress RT for Wind River Real-Time Core and Wind River General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition are available today from Objective Interface Systems. For more information on ORBexpress RT and the Objective Interface portfolio of communications middleware, please visit:, call 1 800-800-OIS7 in the U.S., +33 (0) 6 68 35 15 45 in Europe or +81 (0)3-5623-2112 in Japan or e-mail inquiries to:

About Objective Interface Systems

Objective Interface is the worldwide leader of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware solutions. The company provides ORBexpress, a family of high-performance CORBA ORBs, publish-subscribe technology based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service standard (DDS), and PCSexpress™, secure communications middleware development tools based on the Multiple Independent Levels of Safety/Security (MILS) architecture. Visit Objective Interface Systems at

About Wind River

Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage 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 or call 1-800-872-4977.


ORBexpress is a registered trademark, and Objective Interface and PCSexpress are trademarks of Objective Interface Systems. The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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